Clad in green and black, a mask shielding his identity, The Hurricane exploded through the curtain and made his way to the squared circle in an attempt to save World Wrestling Entertainment from evil and corruption. Whether alone or with trusty sidekick Rosey, the superhero with extraordinary courage became one of the most popular and entertaining stars in all of WWE. Behind the mask was Shane Helms, a mild-mannered cruiserweight standout who had become a major part of WCW's plans for the future before that company went out of business and was absorbed by WWE. One of the more promising young workers in the industry, he managed to balance the entertainment side of the Hurricane persona while also consistently delivering between the ropes. Even when he lived long enough to see himself become the villain, he continued to consistently turn out strong performances that had SmackDown commentator John Bradshaw Layfield singing his praises. A wrestler from the minute he could possibly be one, Helms embarked on his in-ring career at the ripe age of Though life between the ropes was not easy, the North Carolina native acquired numerous light heavyweight championships before finding his way to the OMEGA promotion, owned and operated by a young Matt and Jeff Hardy. It was there that Helms and the future tag team champions would forge a friendship that continues to this day. Along with friend Shannon Moore, Helms would finally have the opportunity to make a splash on a national stage when he was approached about joining World Championship Wrestling in Unfortunately, our hero would be saddled with a ridiculous gimmick that played on the overwhelming popularity of boy bands.
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Like every superhero, The Hurricane knows he must go to great lengths to protect his secret identity. In the era of social media and spoilers, pulling off a surprise in pro wrestling is more difficult than leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Helms traveled wearing a hat and hoodie and a collar pulled up to conceal most of his face. Sometimes people will see her before they recognize me. She stands out, especially in a male crowd. Once they arrived at the Wells Fargo Center, Helms and Blalock were kept hidden all day on a luxury bus outside the arena until it was time for The Hurricane to make his dramatic entrance in the Rumble match. RoyalRumble ShaneHelmsCom pic. That cape is kind of inspired by Randy Savage. I have it hooked to my wrist so that I have a full wing span.
Gregory Shane Helms born July 12, is an American professional wrestler. Helms first began wrestling in at the age of 17, and wrestled in numerous independent promotions , including the Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts , winning numerous light heavyweight and tag team championships. He dropped the superhero gimmick in , and began wrestling under his real name. He once again won the Cruiserweight Championship in early , and held it for over a year, becoming the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion and the longest reigning champion of any kind in SmackDown history.