With his victory at Armageddon, Gregory Helms continued his nearly year long reign as Cruiserweight Champion.
Since winning the Cruiserweight Open Challenge last January, Helms made a personal promise to himself. "Some people read about history, some people write about history, and some people make history. That's what I'm doing, day by day, making history," he said.
The SmackDown Superstar is proving his words to be true. With his victory at Armageddon, Helms has become the longest running champion in the history of SmackDown — and he doesn't plan on slowing down.
"In this business, if you're not getting better, you're getting worse. You can't be complacent; you can't sit on your laurels. I don't see losing my title anytime soon."
Having defeated all challengers to his championship, including Jimmy Wang Yang, Helms has held the title longer than the likes of Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero, men who went on to win World Championships. Although he is happy to make history, the Cruiserweight Champion has begun to assess his future, hinting at setting his sights even higher.
"I can see myself holding onto this title and winning another. I could challenge Chris Benoit for the United States Championship, and I can see myself even challenging Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship," he said. "I have no fear of anybody, and I won't back down from anybody. I've defended the Cruiserweight Championship all over the world, and will continue to do what I do best, and that is win. I've sent cruiserweights packing from SmackDown."
Helms has set the precedent very high for not just those with aspirations of holding the Cruiserweight Championship, but for all other champions in WWE. Gregory Helms may not be the most popular with the fans, but his talent has spoken for itself with his historical run.
"When I set a goal, I reach it. When I reach it, I set a higher one. I have done this already, and will continue to do that the rest of my career."