The Greatest of All Time?
Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms proclaims that he is the greatest cruiserweight of all time. This past week, Helms received some validation for that claim when he signed a new long-term contract with WWE. WWE.com caught up with Helms this week to talk about his new contract, a potential Velocity Match of the Year candidate and more.
WWE.com: Congratulations on the new contract. How does it feel to re-sign?
Helms: It feels great. They know I'm the best and rewarded me for it.
WWE.com: You say you're the greatest cruiserweight in the world; do you think you can hang onto the Cruiserweight Championship as long as you're in WWE?
Helms: Well, that would be a record-breaking performance for sure. The whole time might be a lot to ask, but I don't see anyone beating me anytime soon. I see myself being the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion of all time.
WWE.com: Many are touting the consider Super Crazy vs. Nunzio to be an early Match of the Year Candidate. How do you feel about that?
Helms: I'll agree that it was a great match. As far as I'm concerned, those two can have a Match of the Year every single day, but I'm still the Cruiserweight Champion. It has no effect on me whatsoever.
WWE.com: If you're the greatest cruiserweight of all time like you say you are, how can a Match of the Year contain two cruiserweights other than yourself?
Helms: Well, it's because those two are evenly matched. But you know what? They're nowhere near my level. I'm so far above and beyond everyone else that my matches are dominating and one-sided. I'm going to have to be actually challenged before I have a potential Match of the Year.
WWE.com: Are you going to try to top what they did next time you're in the ring?
Helms: I guarantee that my performance alone in any match could top that. Like I said, until I'm in there with someone who actually has a chance to defeat me, my matches will be too one-sided. So will my next match be a Match of the Year Candidate? Probably not.
WWE.com: Are there any cruiserweights in WWE that you feel are a challenge to you?
Helms: Nope, there's no one that can even make me break a sweat.
Super Crazy vs. Nunzio from the Feb. 18 edition of Velocity