Jason Helton, Wrestler, via e-mail - 23rd September
Helton is one of Australia's (and Canada's) greatest
pro wrestlers, and in some circles, the greatest wrestling
was trained my none other than the Hart's in Canada,
and has held numerous titles in his 5 years in the
are proud to have conducted part 1 of a series of
interviews with Jason Helton about his fantastic career.
How did you get into the wrestling business?
I got into wrestling through Bruce Hart via Chris
Benoit. I knew Chris casually and he introduced me
to Bruce. Bruce asked if I wanted to train and I said
yes. I kind of got into wrestling as a fluke but it
turned out pretty well.
What are your best memories of the Harts?
Best memories of the Harts were sitting around having
Sunday dinners with them.
What are your worst memories of the Harts?
Worst Trying to get them to help me get places in
What is your best match?
Best match is hard to pick. Undertaker for biggest
crowd WPG Arena 22000. Dan Kroffat for biggest event
- Stu Harts 80th Birthday. Lobo at Wollongong Uni
(University) for best overall match and crowd.
What is your favorite move?
My favorite move is the crippler cross face or cross
face chicken wing.
What are your short, medium and long-term goals?
Short-term goals? Get in shape for the Supershow in
Sydney. Medium term goal - Get more work than last
year. Long- term goal -To stay healthy and to help
out the new guys. Maybe open a school.
Do you prefer to wrestling as a face or a heel?
I prefer to be a heel. I find it easier to be a smart
ass and rile the fans. I am naturally a smart ass
and find it hard to change that tendency.
What is your worst injury?
Worst injury was a combined cracked sternum and cracked
vertebrae in my neck.
What do you do when your not wrestling?
When I'm not wrestling Im either at the gym
or looking after my 3-year-old girl.
What parts of Australia and the world have you wrestled?
I have wrestled in Western Canada, Manitoba. The Eastern
U.S and in Australia, Queensland, NSW, Victoria, and
GT. How would you describe your
I'd say I wrestle in a technical brawling style.
Whats the most embarrassing gimmick you have done?
Most embarrassing gimmick was Jesse Jo yellow weasel.
It was a Native American gimmick. I didnt know
that was going to be my gimmick until it was announced
in the ring.
Do you have "heat" with anyone?
I dont think anyone has heat with me and while
there are people I dont really like I dont
have any real heat with anyone. I havent ever
been in what I consider a shoot but I have given and
received some purposely still shots and given and
received a few receipts.
What sports have you played?
I played football and wrestled a bit in High school.
I also played basketball and hockey as well.
GT. What would you do if you
If I didnt wrestle I dont know what I
would do. Something in the entertainment business
Who do you look up to in wrestling?
I admire Gerry Morrow, Johnny Smith, Owen Hart, Chris
Benoit, and Kurt Angle.
How do you cope when life can get tough?
I try and have faith in God when times get tough.
Plus I have a great family.
How has Internet promotion worked for you?
Promotion through the internet has been all right.
It gets your name out there. Id say your work in the
ring still counts for most of your work. I'd say its
all the same for the wrestlers. If you work well internet
promotion helps you out. If you can't work no amount
of promotion can help you.
What's next for the Canadian Hellraiser?
It's hard to tell what's next for me. The Supershow
is a big goal and the there's a WCWA show in the new
year. I'd like to become a regular somewhere and work
at least one a month.
Who are you facing on the Supershow?
I dont know who I am wrestling for any of the
What wrestling promoters do you respect?
Promoter I respect? Thats a tough one. I dont
really hold any love for promoters as most of them
are pretty dodgy people. I would say I respect Paul
Heyman for his dedication to the business, and in
Australia, Mark Mercedes.
GT. What do you call your finishing
I dont have a name for my finisher. I just let
them be know as its name. Fisherman buster, Crippler
What is your opinion of Vince McMahon?
I think Vince McMahon is a very smart man. Im not
sure about some of the things he does but he has been
top dog for a lot of years now. I think the WWE should
get back to more wrestling and less stories. Vince
has a problem with letting the smaller guys shine.
He should let Edge, Storm, Angle, Guerrero and the
like, do more on the shows in the ring.
GT. What message do you have
for your Australian and Canadian fans?
Message for the Australian fans. Thanks for the support.
Canadian fans. I miss you guys. Wish I were there.
Thanks legend. Totally awesome. Give me a day or two,
and your interview will be up there for the whole
world to see.
my book your Canada's Uncrowned Champion : ) Ok, I
am bias now, but so I should be.
you up north when I get the chance, and can't wait
to see you at the Supershow champ.
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