Former WWE Champion Returning, Maria Interview

Nick Paglino

As reported yesterday, Gregory Helms was backstage at this week’s SmackDown/ECW taping. He was there to film some pre-taped promos, reports, so his in-ring return appears to be imminent. Helms has been out of action since April 2007 while recovering from neck fusion surgery. A few readers sent word that a display box featuring Helms played on the screen while Shelton Benjamin made his entrance.

The Columbus Dispatch has an article on SmackDown Diva Maria to promote a house show this coming Sunday in Columbus Ohio. Maria said wrestling can be dangerous. “The first time I got slapped in the ring, I had a filling knocked out of my tooth,” Kanellis said. “I’ve been pretty fortunate, though. I’ve had a split lip, a broken thumb and my shoulders knocked out of whack, but that’s about it,” Maria said. “It can be very dangerous. We’ve had wrestlers break their necks.”

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