Former WWE star Shane “Hurricane” Helms recently did an interview on Chair Shots To The Cranium to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Helms discussed his WWE return at the Royal Rumble earlier this year for the 30-Man Battle Royal main event. He also Kane and his recent mayoral victory in Tennessee. Here are the highlights:
His return to WWE at the Royal Rumble:
“There have been talks before about doing a surprise for the Royal Rumble,” Helms said. “But I was with a different company or injured or something like that. It just wasn’t the right time before. This time it was just the right time.
“They wanted a surprise. I had posted an Instagram picture — and this is how social media can be used in a really wonderful way — I posted a picture of the WCW Cruiserweight Title, which I still have and a replica of the WWE Cruiserweight Title. This was around the time when Enzo Amore got fired so they didn’t have a champion. So I put a picture up of the belts and said, ‘hey WWE I know a guy.'”
“He’s a mayor now!” Helms said. “He is a super intelligent guy which makes him even scarier. Because when you’re little you want the big guys to be dumb so at least you got an advantage over them, not with Kane.
“So I think he has a really uncredited career as far as longevity. He’s really up there, you know. I think because of his association with The Undertaker, sometimes that casts a little bit of a shadow but that’s really not fair to him. He’s one of the best big men that’s ever done it.”
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