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. You can check out submitted highlights below, and be sure to listen to the full podcast at this link.
Pettiness of Anthem keeping the "Broken" trademark:
“That’s exactly what it is, and I know firsthand that Matt and them does a lot of the production of some of those events that came out of their pocket. Creatively, especially in the initial launch, it was a hundred percent Matt. Jeff started helping, and of course Jeremy Borash helped them with his part of it. People that got involved, we all chipped in a little bit. I was making airport runs to go pick up talent. I booked Hornswoggle for the thing. I facilitated his booking. That’s not my job to do, I don’t get paid to do that. But I was doing it to help out. There were so many people that were chiming in because Impact didn’t have the money and the financial backing to do it so we all chipped in. So there’s a lot of really personal pride that’s attached to this. And Anthem had shit to do with it. And Jarrett, Jarrett don’t have a creative bone in his damn body."
Jarrett pitching the “Make Impact Great Again” slogan:
“His first creative idea in Impact, to 'Make Impact Great Again,’ was literally to steal a slogan from Donald Trump. That was his first creative idea. The first one (while) he was there. And I was like, ‘Well number one that’s not creative at all. Number two, do you realize half the country hates this guy?’ And that’s why they took off the 'Again' part to say 'Make Impact Great.' Okay, we’ll change it up a little bit and nobody will know the difference. But that was literally his first creative idea was to steal somebody else’s slogan."
If any of Jarrett's other ideas were vetoed:
"I don’t really think he comes up with anything. I think he kind just sits back and lets the other ideas (come up) and tries to nitpick and pick the best one and take credit for it. That seems to be the case."
You can hear the full episode of The Sheet Podcast at this link!