Shane Helms believes in cameo appearances in wrestling and he wanted to do more of them in WWE.
Matt Hardy has consistently used cameos in his Deletion matches throughout the years, which was an idea that Helms says he was putting in Matt's ear for years. And before he was telling Matt about the cameo appearances, he was asking WWE to do them with more regularity.
"As far as multiple guests, that was something I had been putting in Matt's ear for years because I tried to get WWE to do it on my first run. Leading up to like the Raw Anniversary shows, they would bring in a surprise and the crowd would always go crazy. I couldn't figure out why they wouldn't do that more. There are so many guys from WWE's history that would come in for two or three weeks and the crowd wanted them there. I would suggest and suggest and suggest, and they kinda wouldn't bite on it, but I knew it was something fans loved. You could tell fans loved it because you'd go to the Indie scene and that's what the Indie scene is. They have a core group of guys and then they bring in an old school television character. It was working on the Independent level, I promise it would work on this level and in turn it would make the Independent scene hotter. I tried to get IMPACT to do it because when we brought in Reno Scum, I was wanting to bring in the Headbangers. At the time, the leadership there, they were stuck in the 'everyone has to have a three-year contract' mode. Just make a smaller contract. During all this, I was constantly having these conversations with Matt like, 'I don't know why they don't do this, it would be so cool,'" said Helms on the ROH Strong podcast.
Helms went on to say that he pitched the idea of Bushwhacker Luke appearing in a battle royal on IMPACT to do the Bushwhacker elimination spot -- he does the Bushwhacker walk to the ring, gets tossed, and keeps walking -- only he gets the elimination.
Unfortunately, the idea never came to fruition.
Helms will have more opportunities to pitch legends returning to WWE as he has returned as a producer after being furloughed in April.
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