WWE Veteran Refused To Be Paid For Famous Event

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A WWE veteran refused to be paid for appearing at All In.

On September 1st, 2018 the first-ever All In event was held at Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The show was promoted by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks, laying the groundwork for AEW which launched just four months later.

On the pre-show, Shane Helms took part in the Over Budget Battle Royale, to decide a new number contender for the ROH World Championship.

In conversation with Jonathan “The Coach” Coachman and Tommy Carlucci on Behind The Turnbuckle, Helms has now revealed he returned his payment for the show, calling it a gift.

“When they did All In, I worked for them on the show. Cody sent me a payday, and I sent it back. I said, ‘No, that was my gift to you guys. I want you guys to make it.’ So, I sent my payday back. Now that he’s got all this money, I might need to revisit that with a little interest.

That’s how much I appreciated those guys and what they were doing. I thought they were going to bring something new and big. I didn’t think it was going to be an entire company, but I’m fascinated with what they were able to pull off,”

Shane Helms Defends The Rock’s Recent WWE Run

In an earlier appearance, Shane Helms defended The Rock against claims he’d taken a prominent spot at WrestleMania away from someone more deserving.

The WWE producer said Rock’s return was “all part of the game,” adding that his star power and history means if he wants a spot on television he’s going to get it.

H/t to Fightful