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07-14-2013, 06:52 AM #1
Mark Henry Talks MITB and His WWE Future, Responds to a Legend, More
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WWE Superstar Mark Henry joined Busted Open with Doug Mortman and Mike Riker. You can hear Busted Open on Sirius 92, XM 208 and on the app on Sports Zone.
Just a note, we had Ken Patera on our show back in March and he had some comments on Mark Henry. As he was putting down Mark Henry, Mark called in to the show and was saying how Ken was his boyhood idol, not knowing what Patera was saying about him until he listened back to the show. Mark was very angry.
Below also are the comments that Patera made back in March.
On if his match versus John Cena Sunday at Money in the Bank is the biggest of his career:
Yeah. This is it. This is what you work for. This is the Super bowl. This is the NBA championship. This is the Olympics. This is being at the point in your life where you go right or left, and you have to go right. And if you go left, then you could either end up not in the business. You end up being marginalized, whatever. I mean, I donít have a choice.
On if winning the WWE championship will validate his career in his mind:
Man, I almost cussed. (Laughs) Yeah. It will. I mean I really did, I almost cussed. I have to win. This will be the one that people say, Ok. He may not have had a career that had as many championships as The Rock or The Undertaker or Shawn Michaels. But as far as big guys, super heavyweights. My name will be in the conversation for the next 100 years. And thatís what Iím looking at.
On putting all his eggs in one basket on Sunday:
Well I am because itís important to me. And I didnít get to where I am today by resting on my laurels or resting on what happened yesterday. Iím very hypercompetitive. I carry a chip on my shoulder. The law protects people from people like me. And John Cena is going to be a recipient of a whooping that where he canít be protected by the law. There ainít nobody that can protect him from me. I mean I wonít go to jail for what Iíll do to him on Sunday. So I have to do this. Iím doing it for me. Iím done. Like man, I want to do it for my family. I want to do it for the business. Like all of that stuff. And itís real. People think that itís some kind of wrestling angle or this and that. I told Vince himself. I was like look, Iím in it to win it, if not Iím done. And thatís whatís gonna happen on Sunday. John is gonna get his ass kicked. There ainít no way or buts about it. Otherwise, Iím just talking shit.
On if there was any truth to his fake retirement speech on Raw:
Man, Iím 42 years old man. You got people like Steve Austin, whoís in my top five of all time wrestlers, who had to quit because of how much physical torment he took. And you look at The Undertaker and The Undertakerís not old. The Undertakers 44. And heís beat the hell up. Man, Iím a 410 pound guy that throws his body all over the place. I am beat the hell up. But I got one more night in me. Thatís the way I look at it. Every night, I got one more. Until it happens, until they put me on crutches or wheel me off or cart me off. I got one more night. And every time I go out there, I have that in my mind. Like what am I going to do to top what I did last time. And this mightóI wish I would have had this mentality when I was a younger guy. When I wasnít so beat up but I didnít. I canít dwell on that. Thatís why I look at puttingólike you said I put all my eggs in one basket. I ainít never ran from the press. I ainít never disrespected the fans. And the ones that got the evil Mark Henry, they deserved it.
On what was the thought process behind the retirement speech promo:
Well five years ago when I signed my contract, my last contract. I took a 50 percent pay cut. And a lot of people donít know that because I never said nothing about it. And I wanted this these last five yearsóthe reason that Iíve had this steadily incline is because I wanted to validate myself financially as well as career wise. And Iíve been able to make a good living over the last five years. But I ainít made nothing compared to John Cena. The Randy Ortons, the Brock Lesnars and The Rocks of this world. I ainít making that kind of money. And Money in the Bank itís just funny that it all happens to be about the money. But a lot of it is about the money. And itís about the respect that comes with the money. Donald Trump. Great business man. Unbelievable business man. Is he known for being a business man? No. Heís known for the money. And Iím trying to get mine, man. Iím trying to get mine. And John Cena is the stepping stool, the foot hole or whatever you want to call him, to me getting my paper.
On why it took so long for him to be in the main event picture:
I think a lot of it was focus, a lot of it was desperation. A lot of it was ummóthat epiphany. That day you wake up and go damn! Is this what it is? Like sometimes the trigger donít happen until something stimulates. And when I sat there in that chair in WWE headquarters, and they say hey we wanna resign you but we canít sign you for this money. This is what we offer. And it was nothing.
On if the Money in the Bank briefcase getting cashed in on Sunday is in the back of his mind:
Man I ainít thinking about them cats. I ainít thinking about what happens second. Iím about being first. And they can try to cash it in if they want to. I ainít ready for it. You know somebody can catch a hot one. Iím going to hold it until I want to give it up. Thatís basicallyóor unless they call the police and they say hey, you either gonna do what we want you to do or we gonna get rid of you. Iím going out in dramatic fashion.
On if winning his first WWE title from the man who has held the WWE title the most is apropos:
Man itísóyou know when you sit around and think about it, youíre gonna psyche yourself out. Youíre gonna say aww man what ifs and this could happen or that could happen. I donít care about his prestige. I told you before Iím very selfish. Iíve become very selfish in my old age. It donít have nothing to do with John Cena. It donít matter if it was John Cena. It donít matter if it was The Undertaker. It donít matter if it was Hulk Hogan and Andre in their prime. I want it for me. And these cats were standing in the way of me being them. You hear what Iím saying? We talk about them with reverence. Nobody talks about me with reverence. It might be one or two Mark Henry fans and I think yíall are two of them.
On being the fan favorite Sunday in Philadelphia highly possible:
Itís not gonna bother me that people are gonna cheer for me. Iím going out there to do me. My attention and my focus is going to be on John Cena. You watch. You look in my eyes and youíll see what is going to happen. You sit there, you watch. You watch what I do.
Response to Ken Patera:
You know Iím a vengeful, vindictive SOB. And I came on this show a few months ago with the intent on saying howóand this is totally off the subject. But I came on this show with the intent on giving props to a great strong man. And you know what Iím talking about. And for those who donít know, Ken Patera was on the show. And I called in because I was a fan, he was one of the people when I was a kid that you know I would look at in wrestling and thought wow man, I wanna be like that. Nothing changes from that stand point but when I came on the show, Ken Patera started to just run me down. And talk about how much greater he was then I was and so forth and so on and so on. A lot of that I think was bravado and trying to give himself a little shine because you know when people stop talking about you, thatís the beginning of the end. And nobody was talking about Ken Patera. He made a comment that I was not close to him in his numbers. And if you go back and look and do the background check, I have almost surpassed him in everything. And I thought it was wrong on his part to take a chance and not look at the numbers and say how Iíve been good in everything Iíve done. Iíve been to two Olympic Games, he went to one. My numbers were better than his. My professional wrestling career was better than his. I will stick pie in your face if you try to shine on me. And this is a guy thatís in his 70ís, that Iím sticking pie in his face for disrespecting me. So what do you think is going to happen to John Cena? He is gonna get pie in his face.
Ken Patera Excerpts on Mark Henry from Interview from March 29 2013
On if Mark Henry being called the ďWorldís Strongest ManĒ is a compliment, how he feels about it:
Well itís just. I was the real athlete. I was world class shot-putter and discus thrower. Hammer thrower, everything I did I excelled at. And Mark was a big, strong guy you know but he was never in my class. I mean he never even came close to any of my records. And that was 20 years after. Like I tell everybody, records are meant to be broken. Thatís why when I came up, I broke all the records of the great Paul Anderson. He was the worldís strongest man 20 years before I came along. And then Mark Henry came along 20 years later but he neveróyou know Markís a big, strong guy but he wasnít in my class. I donít know what his recordsóI military pressed more than he could clean and jerk.
On Mark Henry calling in to say that he was one of his idols:
Yeah well Mark is the worldís strongest wrestler now. You know since I retired. I mean there is no question about that. Is that what youíre looking at? Iíve met Mark a few times, heís a nice guy. He called in today? Well say hi to him for me. Well his mentor when he was training for the Olympic Games was a guy by the name of Terry Todd. And Terry Todd back in the day wrote an article on Andre the Giant for Sports Illustrated. It was like a four-five-six page article. Did you guys ever see that? Well Terry came up to the WWF and with Vince McMahonís permission traveled around the circuit with Andre. And wrote a hell of an article about him. But yeah and Terry Toddís the one who told me about Mark Henry before I even knew. I never knew who Mark Henry was. He says oh yeah this guy is gonna come up and break all your records, Ken. And I said well records are meant to be broken. You know, god bless him but he didnít achieve any of those goals.
AchievmentsdR Wrestler Of The Month March 2013 I dR Wrestler Of The Month July 2013 I dR Star Of The Month May 2013 I 2x GFX League Champion
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07-14-2013, 06:57 AM #2
Just read a little Part but that Henry says that he's going into the WWE every night to perform is best shows that he's all about the Business and deserves a last WWE Title run!