- Jul 15, 2006
SmackDown wrestler Gregory Helms, who has been out of action for a year due to a neck injury, was assaulted at a bar in Smithfield, NC late last night. Here is a report from the website of radio station AM 1090 out of Smithfield:
WWE Wrestling Superstar Assaulted At Smithfield Bar
A WWE wresting superstar was assaulted at a Johnston County club early Tuesday morning. Gregory Shane Helms, 33, of Smithfield, a wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment, who goes by the name of Gregory Helms and the Hurricane, was reportedly assaulted by an acquaintance while at the N&N Sports Bar on South Equity Drive in Smithfield around 1:10am. Smithfield Police were summoned to the business after an altercation between Helms and Dustin Curtis Narron, 29, of Selma, according to Police Detective Lt. Keith Powell. Narron is accused of slapping Helms following an altercation. Helms obtained a warrant for assault on Narron, which police served about an hour later. Narron was released on $500 bail pending his court appearance on the charges. Helms is a popular wrestler among WWE fans, and was the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion in the history of the Connecticut based company.