Former WWE and WCW Superstar Gregory Shane Helms, also known as The Hurricane, posted the following on Twitter (@ShaneHelmsCom):
"To newly released talents, embrace your freedom. The Indy scene is on FIRE and is in fact home to the best wrestling in the world."
"The WWE is the biggest “stage” for pro wrestling but the “best” wrestling I’ve seen in the last years has been on the Indy’s. Good luck!!"
"My point being, I know some of the guys might be a little scared and depressed but rest assured there’s life after WWE, I promise you."
"And that’s NOT a knock on WWE at all. But WWE is just one wrestling company, there’s plenty of other great wrestling out there."
"I was just a part of sold out shows in UK, and here in US with HOH and PWS.
@OMEGALives is busting ass in NC. Indy scene is HOT!!"
"Don’t forget that WWE just had a stock market nightmare recently. These releases don’t necessarily reflect anyone’s level of talent."
"Being on TV for 12 years doesn’t negate the fact that I toiled on the Indy’s for 8+ years before that. I know the struggle. I lived it!!"
"And the Indy’s then were a LOT F’n TOUGHER than they are now. I get that I’m a “TV guy” now but my dues were paid three times over!"
"Wherever RAW is on Monday, if the crowd doesn’t chant JTG all night ala CM Punk, I will be sad."