Shane “Hurricane” Helms recently spoke with Alex Obert of the Journey of a Frontman website. The full interview is available at this link. Below are highlights:
Doing commentary at Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore 8:
I’ve been great friends with Tommy Dreamer for a long time. I did commentary on a couple other iPPVs recently and I guess evidently, I was pretty good at it. (laughs) I did it a couple times in WWE as well, select matches for whatever feud I was in at that point in time. So Tommy gave me a chance and once he heard it back after the show, he loved it. He sprung the opportunity on me to be the commentator there going forward, I guess.
TNA now having an open commentary spot with Taz gone:
My phone blew up once that happened. A lot of people just assumed it was gonna be me, but I have no idea. They hired me as an agent/producer. I’m very excited about that. I did really well on my first trip in, so I’m excited about doing that and seeing how far I can go with that. But if they want me to do commentary, apparently I’m pretty good at talking s–t, so I’ll be happy to do it.
New TNA talents on his radar:
I see a bright future for Bram. I think EC3 is one of the best heels in the business. They’ve got some good stuff going on in TNA.
His future with TNA:
I think the company’s in a good direction right now. Ever since they’ve been on Destination America, you can see the product’s really stepped up. I think the guys are all excited there. It’s more of a laid back, low-key environment. Everybody just wants to succeed and help other people. It looks really bright right now. You’ve got Kurt Angle as your world champion, one of the legit best wrestlers of any style that there’s ever been in the history of the planet. That says something. And you’ve got one of the best have teams ever in Matt and Jeff. And their women’s division is the best women’s division in wrestling. They’re hitting on all cylinders right now and I think it’s going to just continue to get better. I’ll do my best to make it better and better.