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Name: Shane Helms  
   
Also Know As:
   
Date of Birth: 12th July 1974
   
Place of Birth: Smithfield, North Carolina, USA
   
Profession: Actor
 
 
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Gregory Helms
Statistics
Stage names The Suicide Bomb
The Serial Killer
Kid Vicious
Gauge
Shane Helms
Gregory "Hurricane" Helms
"Sugar" Shane Helms
The Hurricane
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg)
Born July 12, 1974
Hometown Smithfield, North Carolina
Trained by Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy
(The Hardy Boyz)
Debut 1991

Gregory Shane Helms, a.k.a. The Hurricane (born July 12, 1974 in Smithfield, North Carolina), is a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand.

Career

World Championship Wrestling

After wrestling in many independent promotions, including the OMEGA promotion founded by Matt and Jeff Hardy, Helms and his friend Shannon Moore signed with WCW in 2000.

In WCW, Helms's first break came as a member of the heel team 3 Count with Moore and Evan Karagias. The trio was a parody of the popular boy bands of the time and their gimmick involved making music videos and performing before their matches, during which their opponents tended to attack them before the match started. Helms later split from the group, started using the name "Sugar" Shane Helms, and found success as WCW Cruiserweight Champion. He was the reigning Cruiserweight Champion immediately before WCW was bought out by the then WWF.

World Wrestling Entertainment

Helms was brought in a part of the Invasion storyline as member of the WCW/ECW Alliance but found little success until he began using The Hurricane character.

Helms' superhero character is loosely based on The Green Lantern; he sports a tattoo of the hero's logo on his right bicep. His real-life fixation of the character was parlayed into The Hurricane gimmick, and Helms gradually evolved into a full superhero character to the point of wearing a costume to the ring.

Originally a heel, he believed himself to have superhuman powers. He would, for example, wrestle heavyweights and attempt to chokeslam them, but given his comparatively small size comically couldn't even pick the other wrestler up. Over time his character increasingly received positive fan reaction. Helms became a face and was able to chokeslam some of his opponents, often acting surprised at his own strength. Royal Rumble 2002 was one of the Hurricane's more memorable moments of 'super-human strength,' as he stormed the ring during the Royal Rumble match and attempted (and failed) to double-chokeslam that year's megastars HHH and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

During The Hurricane's stint as a heel he stole Spike Dudley's girlfriend, Molly Holly. She later emerged as Mighty Molly, his first superhero sidekick. The duo went their separate ways at WrestleMania 18 when Molly turned on Hurricane and won the Hardcore Title from him.

The Super Heroes, Hurricane and (the S.H.I.T.) Rosey.

In 2003, Hurricane "discovered" Rosey's potential as a superhero, and christened him "Rosey, the Super Hero in Training" (or the S.H.I.T.). On the July 19, 2004 episode of RAW, Rosey appeared with a new costume, seemingly graduated to a full superhero and is tag-teaming with his mentor.

On May 1, 2005, at Backlash Hurricane and Rosey defeated La RĂ©sistance in the finals of a Tag Team Turmoil match to win the World Tag Team Championship.

Not long after winning the titles, Stacy Keibler joined Rosey and The Hurricane as their sidekick, Super Stacy, but in August 2005, Rosey and The Hurricane lost Keibler as their sidekick when she and Christy Hemme were traded to SmackDown!

On September 5, 2005 Hurricane and Rosey were defeated by Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch, during thier debut match on Monday Night RAW. Though this was a non-title match, the pair earned themself a title match at WWE Unforgiven. During the title match, Murdoch delivered an elevated DDT on The Hurricane to the outside. The DDT caused Hurricane to suffer a "stinger" (in kayfabe) and allowed Cade & Murdoch to beat the injured Hurricane later in the match to win the World Tag Team Titles from him, and Rosey.

On the October 17th, 2005 episode of RAW, The Hurricane was assualted by Kurt Angle at the request of Vince McMahon. During the commercial break on WWE Unlimited at WWE.com, they showed footage of Hurricane and Rosey with Hurricane ripping off his mask and striking Rosey before he left the arena.

In wrestling

Rosey and The Hurricane holding Stacy Keibler.

Previous allies

  • Evan Karagias
  • Shannon Moore
  • Lance Storm
  • "Mighty" Molly
  • Rosey

Previous managers

  • Count Grog
  • Super Stacy

Quotes

  • "Stand back, there's a hurricane coming through!"
  • "Whazzup wit dat?" (What's up with that?)
  • "I've got Hurri-powers, beeyatch!"
  • "Quick, to the Hurri-cave!"
  • "You've got a cool costume, you've got a cool mask, you're 7 feet tall, and you don't fight crime? Whazzup wit dat?" (adressed to Kane)
  • "Whooooosh!"

Finishing moves

  • Eye of the Hurricane (a.k.a. Nightmare on Helms Street)
  • The Shining Wizard Kick
  • Vertebreaker
  • Chokeslam

Signature moves

  • Overcast
  • Hurrikick (a.k.a. Sugarsmack)
  • Flying Clothesline
  • Flying Crossbody
  • Inverted Unprettier
  • X-Plex

Double team moves

  • Super Hero Splash aka Falling Star Bomb (Elevated Splash) (Helms would leap from the shoulders of Mike Maverick, Big Show, or Rosey)
  • Spinning samoan Drop/Neckbreaker combination (Helms would perform the neckbreaker, with either Shannon Moore, Lance Storm, or Rosey as the other team mate)
  • Sidewalk Slam/Eye of the Hurricane combination (With Rosey)

Championships and accomplishments

World Wrestling Entertainment

  • 2-Time WWE World Tag-Team Champion with Kane and Rosey.
  • 1-Time WWE Cruiserweight Champion
  • 1-Time WWE European Champion
  • 1-Time WWE Hardcore Champion

World Championship Wrestling

  • 1-Time WCW Cruiserweight Champion
  • 1-Time WCW Hardcore Champion

Other Titles

  • 1-Time NWA Wildside Tag-Team Champion (w/Shannon Moore)
  • 1-Time SCW Champion
  • 1-Time SCW Tag-Team Champion (w/ Mike Maverick)
  • 1-Time OPW Tag-Team Champion (w/Mike Maverick)
  • 1-Time SWA Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-Time CCW Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-Time NDW Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-Time NDW Tag-Team Champion (w/ Mike Maverick)
  • 1-Time WWO Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 1-time TCW Texas Tag Team Champion (with Lenny Lane)


(WWE) World Tag Championship
Preceded by:
Lance Storm and Christian
First reign (with Kane) Succeded by:
Chris Jericho and Christian
Preceded by:
Tajiri and William Regal
Second reign (with Rosey) Succeded by:
Cade & Murdoch
WWE European Championship
Preceded by:
Matt Hardy
First reign Succeded by:
Bradshaw
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Preceded by:
Tajiri
First reign Succeded by:
Jamie Noble
WWE Hardcore Championship
Preceded by:
Spike Dudley
First reign Succeded by:
Molly Holly
WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Preceded by:
Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
First reign Succeded by:
Billy Kidman
WCW Hardcore Championship
Preceded by:
Brian Knobbs
First reign Succeded by:
Brian Knobbs

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