Hurricane Helms

Shane Helms Reveals Complete Origin Story Behind WWE Ring Persona Of Hurricane Helms

By now, all comic book fans know the stories behind Superman, Batman and Spiderman, but what is the origin story of the super hero known as The Hurricane?

Shane Helms appeared on WWE’s The Bump for an in-depth interview about his pro wrestling career, during which he revealed the story behind changing his character and name to Hurricane Helms.

Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where he touches on this particular topic.

When I came to WWE, I was Sugar Shane Helms in WCW. There were some conversations about the name. They didn’t want to have two Shanes, which I completely understand. So, on my first night in WWE, I was Gregory Helms. It didn’t have a hook; it was just bland to me. I was like, I have to come up with something else.

On the flight home after my first appearance in WWE, I had to come up with a better name. So, I came up with Hurricane Helms, and I showed up the next week before the production meeting. I found Stephanie McMahon – I interacted with her the most during those early days. I presented her with the Hurricane Helms name, and she said she would run it by Vince. A couple of hours later, after the production meeting, Vince McMahon walks by and goes, ‘Hurrican Helms, I like it!’ I was like, ‘Yes!

Check out the complete Shane Helms interview from WWE’s The Bump below. H/T to Wrestling Inc for transcribing the above interview quotes.

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