Shane Helms, also known as The Hurricane, shared a cool story about how he returned a payday for his work at the All In event last year. This show was held before AEW had even launched.
While doing a recent interview with Fightful, Helms talked about why he returned his payday to Cody Rhodes, which was the fact that it was a gift from him to Cody.
“It was Starrcast with All In, so I was booked for that as a part of Keepin’ It 100. Then they booked me for a live viewing party. Conrad loves when I host things and talk crazy and that stuff. Being if Ring of Honor with Cody, I said I’d be there if they needed me for anything. I said ‘I’m not looking for a payday, I like what you all are doing, I’ll contribute in any way I can.’
Cody was worried about insulting me by offering me something he thought was beneath me. I was like ‘Bro. No. Whatever you need, I’ll do.’ He paid me and I sent it back. I told him I was going to do that. It was my gift to them for doing what they were doing. It shined such a positive light on the business. It shows you what’s possible when you do things the right way,” said Helms.