It was only a matter of time, with the ECW roster consolidating into RAW and Smackdown and the company making room for up to 8 NXT guys possibly joining the main shows for a while. I imagine there'll be more releases to come.
I just realized Helms and Burchill feuded for much of last year, and they got released together. Talk about a feud putting both guys under.
I was thinking Helms could have gone to SD! and been a much better tag partner for one of his best friends, than a certain Punjabi Playboy...oh well... He was one of my favorite wrestlers of the past decade or so...
"Unless you did something unspeakable with a cactus, 'Shaqtus' is not a real word." - Santino Marella
I heard a rumor at one point that Helms wanted to leave the WWE anyway because he wanted to join his buddies Moore and Hardy (whose employment is still up in the air) in TNA. I'm sure TNA would probably throw Helms into the X Division and rarely use him, but maybe spending time in the WWE will get him slightly more time than say Jay Lethal or MCMG. I could dig a Moore/Helms vs. MCMG feud even if it's just curtain jerking every show.
Originally posted by hansen9jBy my calculations, Helms was the last remaining inVader on the roster.
I guess that isn't counting guys that invaded HWA at the time? Because Yang is still with the company isn't he?
I imagine there's a more than decent chance of Hardy and Khali following Maria onto the chopping block then. Hardy can sell some merch, but it's clear that Jeff was the moneymaker of the two brothers, and his value decreases every day Jeff doesn't come back to give him heat. And Khali have very much had his run and is just there for comedy segments now.
Seriously, would anyone other than hardcore Hardy fangirls miss them?
"Never piss off a hawk with a blowgun" - Conan O'Brien
I'll give Helms credit, who would've thought that he would still be with WWE almost a decade after the invasion? That GL tattoo was the best thing that ever happened to him. The Hurricane had staying power, generic cruiserweight Greg Helms would've been cut back in 2002.
Maria being cut, WTF?
Kirk, crackers are a family food. Happy families. Maybe single people eat crackers, we don't know. Frankly, we don't want to know. It's a market we can do without.
Originally posted by Big Bad Maria being cut, WTF?
On Friday 26th February 2010, @MariaLKanellis said:
Alright guys let's talk. I did not ask for my release. I was released. I am still going to kick ass in other areas!! I am excited about the future! But I am sad about never getting the Championship. I am sad about not getting the chance to go to Wrestlemania again. Passion is my Motivation! Time to Sing! Time to work for Charity! Time to Dance! Time to be Alive again! Much love to my FANS, my FAMILY, the DIVAS, and my FRIENDS! There is a bright new future when one door closes another opens! Bring on the Doors! Spanks and Kisses
It's interesting, Maria is definitely not the first person to equate leaving WWE with being alive again.
I'd like to add, she never got a heel turn/heel run, and she never got to be paired with Edge, which was at one point a post-Vickie Guerrero divorce plan on the drawing board. Sucks. Sucky suck sucks.
Hearing Shem bring up Regal's name reminded me of something. You'll recall that they were trying to come up with a way of putting Regal back on tv in a non-wrestling role until he's off the blood thinners.