A WWE producer has spoken about Vince McMahon’s philosophy when it comes to creative decisions, and how he is a “big picture thinker”.
Shane Helms, also known as Gregory Helms or the Hurricane, was placed on furlough along with a number of other backstage producers and personnel due to the company’s cost-cutting measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking with Wrestling Inc, Helms clarified his current status, saying:
“Yeah, I guess it’s a furloughing, until I go back. To me, it’s the same thing as being released if I go back or whatever. April 15, Tax Day, of course, always sucks but it wasn’t anything that was unexpected for me anyway. Kind of made sense since I was sitting at home doing nothing, but I’ve been podcasting for a long time myself dating all the way back to 2010. I was just having this discussion with a friend of mine. I was live streaming back in 2010.”
Helms also discussed Vince McMahon’s creative philosophy, saying:
“It’s just like a book. If you dissect every single chapter of a book, there’s going to be some chapters that just aren’t that good. They’re set-up chapters to set up something down the road, but Vince is always a bigger picture guy and sometimes, things that are going to happen on this episode, and he’s like, ‘we’ll fix it later,’ and he’s just that bigger picture guy.
“When you’re focused on that segment and as a producer, whether I have one or two segments on that night, sometimes I would lose focus of what was happening on the other show, but you got to be careful about that because I want this segment to be the best because that’s my segment. When you’re the guy on the top of the mountain and has to look at everything, you’re just going to have a different perspective.”