Chuck Taylor is the new PWG World Champion, but if Shane Helms had his way, Taylor would be in Global Force Wrestling right now.
Pro Wrestling Sheet spoke to Shane Helms on a recent episode of The Sheet Podcast to talk several topics from hiring talent, leaving Impact/GFW, the Hardys, and more. In an excerpt below, Helms talked about pushing for Taylor to get hired by GFW. Be sure to listen to the full podcast at this link.
"That was before Jeff. Ever since I’ve been there I was trying to new talent. That was like when Dutch (Mantell) said, ‘Yeah, it was my idea to bring in new talent.’ I was like, ‘Everybody wants to bring in new talent. Is this some revelation?’ The reason Trevor (Lee) is there, the reason Andrew (Everett) is there. I endorsed Caleb Konley. We were bringing in new talent. I tried to get Cedric Alexander. I wanted ACH. Those were several guys I tried to get there. But their budget was limited or they just for whatever reason passed. I would hear, ‘Well, we don’t know if he’s going to move the needle.’ I heard that a couple times about certain guys and I’m like, ‘Well of course. If you want to bring in big stars, that costs money. If you want to bring in people that’s unknown they’re not going to move the needle. What do you want me to do? If you want new guys then we have to bring them in.'"
Taylor obviously didn't get the call from GFW, and Helms' contract expired this summer.