Helms Comments On Hardy & ‘Super Eric’ Gimmick, iMPACT!/’Mania

Ryan Clark

Gregory Helms has posted a new blog on his MySpace page talking about TNA wrestler Eric Young’s “Super Eric” gimmick, Jeff Hardy’s current problems, and the WWE Cruiserweight title being retired. On Young’s gimmick, he said, “Honestly, it doesnâ<80><99>t bother me at all. Iâ<80><99>ve only met Eric once I think, and I remember him being a good guy and being stupidly funny. Something about a classic wrestler pose that he kept doing was especially hilarious. So, there is no heat whatsoever towards Eric Young.” On Hardy, he said, “I’m amazed that people ask me how I feel about the recent events in Jeffâ<80><99>s life. Jeff is my friend, and Jeff is a great person and I hate when bad things happen to good people. I pray that things pick up for him. Jeff was there for me when I was down, and I’ll be there for him, no matter what. And I will say this; Jeff has given a lot to this business. Heâ<80><99>s hurt his body countless times for the mere entertainment and simple excitement of others. He doesnâ<80><99>t ask anything from anyone and heâ<80><99>s put smiles on MILLIONS of faces! Think about that and ask yourself, how many people have you made happy in your life? Has he made mistakes? Who the **** hasnâ<80><99>t? But in my mind, the good heâ<80><99>s done outweighs the bad by a country mile. Iâ<80><99>m not making excuses and I know some will disagree, but thatâ<80><99>s my opinion.” You can read the entire blog at http://blog.myspace.com/gshelms.

It’s interesting to note that WWE will be holding their Fan Axxess event at Universal Studios during two TNA iMPACT! taping days. They’re holding the events (featuring the annual video game challenge, not to mention autograph signings) on the Friday and Saturday before WrestleMania from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both days. TNA is taping the 4/3 iMPACT! on Friday night at 6:00 p.m., and the 4/10 iMPACT! on Saturday afternoon. A few years ago, some TNA wrestlers including Tracy Brooks & Abyss, not to mention a few TV cameras, went to a taping for the Royal Rumble ’05 commercial, which was taking place at Universal. Wrestlers from both organizations got along fine, but when Vince McMahon heard about the ordeal, he got upset to say the least and threatened a lawsuit if any footage shot appeared on Impact or the company website.

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