Shane Helms is currently contracted to WWE as a producer, being re-signed by the company after he was initially furloughed by WWE back in April 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helms was brought back in late 2020, but during his furlough he made a cameo appearance at AEW’s Full Gear pay-per-view in 2020, where he appeared in the Elite Deletion match between Matt Hardy and Sammy Guevara.
Helms’ return to WWE came just weeks after his appearance in Elite Deletion, which Matt Hardy claims is no coincidence.
Speaking on his Extreme Life of Matt Hardy Podcast, Matt explained how Helms’ AEW appearance helped lead to his WWE return.
“After [Shane Helms] showed up on AEW, when he was at Elite Deletion, they automatically called him to come back and I know he had spoke to them a little bit. But like that was the best move you could possibly do. Just getting booked on AEW is your best shot at getting hired back at WWE. If they think you might be going there. So I know a couple days after the Elite Deletion aired, they were back on the phone with him and they were getting ready to hire him back. So I’m glad all that worked out,”
Matt Hardy was one of many victims verbally evicerated by Christian Cage on AEW Dynamite recently, which led to him speaking out against claims that he pushes Jeff Hardy too far.
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