PWTorch.com is reporting that Gregory Helms' January arrest for public intoxication was pretty much the straw that broke the camels back in terms of his WWE status. Though it hasn't been confirmed, several sources within WWE feel that Helms was on thin ice with the company and management was looking for a reason to fire him. When the public intoxication incident occurred, WWE finally pulled the trigger on Helms.
Helms had developed somewhat of a reputation for being the party guy in WWE, as on several occasions Helms would post Tweets and blogs about drinking parties that he was having with other WWE stars. Initially, it was of no concern to WWE, however tensions began to arise last August when Helms posted a Tweet saying that he was up partying and drinking with TNA's Christopher Daniels, and then Daniels was later arrested on DUI charges not far from Helms' North Carolina home.