WWE furloughed many people on April 15th, and in the past few weeks several people received a call saying that they are no longer needed. Gerald Brisco received call just like that from Vince McMahon himself. Shane Helms was one of the producers who was furloughed in April, but he has yet to receive a phone call from WWE.

Helms revealed while speaking to Wrestling Inc that WWE has not fully released him yet. He considers it like a release because he’s not working, but he is technically still on furlough.

“Yeah, I guess it’s a furloughing, until I go back. To me, it’s the same thing as being released if I go back or whatever. April 15, Tax Day, of course, always sucks but it wasn’t anything that was unexpected for me anyway. Kind of made sense since I was sitting at home doing nothing, but I’ve been podcasting for a long time myself dating all the way back to 2010. I was just having this discussion with a friend of mine. I was live streaming back in 2010.”

Shane Helms is not needed in a producer capacity because the company isn’t putting on as many events. The pandemic eliminated touring complete with house shows. A new report says that WWE house shows aren’t slated to return until 2022.


WWE has already given a few producers their full release from the company, but Shane Helms is still technically with them and waiting for a call to come back to work.

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