Shane Helms Talks WWE Departure, Final Talk With Benoit, His Accident & Much More
WrestlingINC: Do you think you'll be able to get into the ring on a more regular schedule? Do you think that will happen this year?
Helms: Yeah, I think so - hopefully by midyear. I should be - I'm not going to say 100% - but I think I'll be good. I think 80% of the Hurricane is better than 100% of other guys, modesty aside.
WrestlingINC: Do you think you'll be able to come back 100%?
Helms: Yeah, the doctors seem to think so. They reconstructed my foot pretty good. I got four plates and 22 screws.
WrestlingINC: Where do you see yourself ending up ideally?
Helms: I don't know. I'm still in a contract with Lucha Libre USA. I think they have a great product and I'm hoping they get their TV schedule with MTV. I don't know if there's any life left with that network at all. They have a really good product, especially with fans wanting something different. It's definitely something different. I hope they get their stuff together. I know they got a big tour coming up in March or April. I'll be making appearances with them still and stuff like that.
I'm looking to get my H2H back up and running. It was a big hit on iTunes. I had 600,000 downloads in four months. iTunes is pretty happy with me. They appreciated that traffic. I was actually starting to get sponsorship offers from that and it was really taking off. Me getting paid to talk sh-t. I want to get back to doing that and get back in the ring a couple times a month. I couldn't do a full-time schedule anymore I don't think. I gave 20 years of my life to this business and it took all 20 of them.
WrestlingINC: Did you have anything else you wanted to say to your fans?
Helms: No, man just thanks everybody who follows me and all. I got into it because I loved wrestling and I love entertaining people. Thanks everybody that follows me and my career. Keep doing it. My Twitter is @ShaneHelmsCom. My website is ShaneHelms.com. I keep everything easy to remember. Don't drink and drive. Please don't do that.
Once again, make sure to check out part one of the interview where Helms spoke about his time in the business, being there when WWE purchased WCW, his time with WWE, working with The Rock and Steve Austin and much more at this link. Also, make sure to download Helm's app Shane Event at iTunes by clicking here.
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