Hurricane Says He Was Unhappy Towards The End Of His WWE Run

Ryan Rider recently caught up with Shane “The Hurricane” Helms to talk about his WWE departure. Here are the highlights from the interview from Main Event Radio (, CJLO 1690AM in Montreal):

Thoughts on his WWE departure: “I would say that my career was 95% positive. I had some of the best times of my life. I wasn’t really too thrilled with my last run. In WWE/ECW, I wasn’t too happy with that show; I wasn’t a fan of that show. I’m the type of person where I have pride in what I do and I want to feel like I’m a part of their varsity team. I enjoyed my storyline with Paul Birchill, I felt that he was very underrated and underutilized and had a lot more talent than he was allowed to show. On more than one occasion we stole that TV show together. Just at that point in my career I was thinking why do I have to keep proving stuff that I’ve already done?”

“I was there 10 years, that’s pretty much the main factor. Most guys don’t even last half that long. I think the average career there is about 2-3 years. Some guys last way longer of course and some guys last one show and they’re out. I was pretty vocal with how unhappy I was there with Talent Relations toward the end and then me and Jericho had our little incident. I was ready to go, and they knew I was ready to go, and when that happened [Jericho incident], it’s like okay let’s just take a break. The door’s open. I’ve called WWE out on some things but not as a company as a whole. I had a great time there. There were some times where they used me well and did a lot of good things. Towards the end I just wasn’t happy though.”

On being injured: “That neck injury was pretty drastic. It was way worse than what was reported. I’m still rehabbing it. It’s just not something that’s ever going to be fully repaired. I still have side effects that I have to deal with but there’s a good chance I would have to deal with them whether I wrestle or not. I’m going to keep wrestling. It’s what I do, it’s what I dedicated my life to. Modesty aside, I think I’m pretty good at what I do. I’m having a lot of fun working the indies.”