This former talent could be making a comeback.
That star is The Hurricane, also known as Shane Helms, who started wrestling back in 1991 at 16-years-old.
He worked for various promotions in the early stage of his career. Going to 1999, he signed with WCW and was a member of 3 Count.
During his time with the promotion, he won both the WCW Hardcore Championship and the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.
Moving along, after the sports entertainment company bought WCW, he moved to the main roster of WWE and was renamed "The Hurricane.”
He won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship and the World Tag Team Championship with Rosey.
Fast forward to 2005, he dropped the superhero gimmick in 2005 and once again won the Cruiserweight Championship in early 2006, and held it for over a year.
As a result, he set the record of the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion and the longest reigning champion of any kind in SmackDown history.
He moved to the ECW brand in 2008 and became the backstage interviewer. In mid-2009, he brought back The Hurricane character.
After the ECW brand ended, Helms was released by WWE on February 26, 2010, and returned to the independent circuit. He also did some work for Impact Wrestling. Helms did return as a surprise entrant in the 2018 Royal Rumble Match.
Helms recently teased on Twitter that he might be returning to the sports entertainment company to be part of the 205 Live brand on the WWE Network. Once Daivari hyped his match against Buddy Murphy on the show, the former WWE star told him to keep the title warm for him, which got fans talking.
Daivari: “Tonight, I get one step closer to winning the Cruiserweight Championship at Wrestlemania. #205Live.”
Helms: “Keep it warm for me.”
Helms has opened up to sportingnews.com about how he kept his return at the Royal Rumble a secret.
“That reaction kind of caught me off guard. I had never worn that cape in WWE. That cape is kind of inspired by Randy Savage. I have it hooked to my wrist so that I have a full wing span. I planned to spin around in a full circle and let everybody see the whole cape and everything, but I couldn’t hear my music anymore.
I heard "Stand back," and the crowd was so loud that I couldn’t hear my music. I thought they cut it off. In my mind, if they cut it off, that means I have to get my ass in the ring. So that’s why I cut my entrance short.
Once we were inside the building, the whole roster just ran up to me with open arms. So many people were glad to see me. So many old friends, so many new talents that I’d never met but who were Hurricane fans. It was really cool to get that respect from the newer guys.”
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