Was the Hurricane Foreshadowed on ECW?

Alex BrooksCorrespondent IJune 10, 2009

Turn on your TiVos and get ready for a Hurricane watch.

On tonight's ECW after the first commercial break, you can see Tiffany talking to one of the backstage workers about an accident that happened. The worker tells Tiffany that one of the lights got knocked over as he was getting coffee.

Apparently, the lights were falling towards him when a "guy in green" comes from out of nowhere and pushes him out of the way. Then, he goes on to tell Tiffany that he didn't get a good look at the guy because as soon as he was pushed out of the way, the guy was gone.

Gregory Helms, as we all know, is the alter ego of the Hurricane, but he hasn't donned the mask since 2005. Could Helms' recent stint as a backstage announcer be something like what Clark Kent is to Superman? This gimmick hasn't been used in a while, but with all of the heels on ECW, the Hurricane could be just the hero that the WWE Universe needs.

The Hurricane gimmick was by far the better part of Helms' career in the WWE. This could answer the question as to why Helms was reporting backstage rather than being put to better use in the ring. The WWE Universe could have gone without another squash match for Kozlov or another match between Evan Bourne and Mark Henry.

This will undoubtedly be a breath of fresh air for the WWE. The Hurricane can bring back some good memories from what was the Attitude Era. But why didn't the WWE bring the Hurricane back sooner?

What's up with that?