Notes on Jeff Hardy and Hurricane Helms
Jeff Hardy says his storyline with Sheamus was empowering…
“For me, admitting on TV that I’m an alcoholic has been empowering. It helps me remind myself of how bad it can be if I go back to that way of life. I am blessed to do this, and I want to help people that have struggled like me. I hope I can be an example for people going through recovery.”
– speaking of Hardy…
Hurricane Helms talks about Triple H once branding him the “internet guy” in WWE:
“I wouldn’t use the word geek, but I’m sure some of those guys did and that was still in an era where they didn’t trust the internet guys, and it was something I was referred to. ‘Hey you’re an internet guy.’ I remember Triple H saying that to me one time. I was like, ‘What does that even mean?’ I just knew what the internet was going to be. Well, at least I had an idea. We’re giving the entire world access to just an unlimited amount of information, access to each other. From day one of even message boards, before websites were a thing, I had this idea that this is just going to get bigger and bigger and bigger, and it was just something, like I said, I’ve always had an interest in. I think my website ShaneHelms dot com predates actual websites. It used to be, like I said, it was message boards. Message boards, for you younger listeners, you used to have to dial up, and it would take five minutes to even make that connection. You type on these little message boards, and it would take forever. I always liked the connection with different people and stuff like that and meeting different people and especially in the infancy, everybody was really nice. You didn’t have the trolls back then, so everybody was just super cool, but yeah, I was the computer guy in the locker room, and like I said, I never was quite sure what that meant. I was just like, ‘So is going to college bad? Is that looked down upon in this industry?'”
source: Wrestling Inc.