The WWE Hall of Famer has claimed a lot of The Big Guy’s peers look at him as difficult and dangerous, speaking on Busted Open Radio.
“A lot of his peers look at him as difficult. A lot of his peers looked at him as dangerous.
The World’s Strongest Man went on to say Ryback was “wrong” for his comments about championships.
And yes, we talk about it on this show all the time. That [WWE] is a show, it’s sports-entertainment. It is a reflection of sports. He don’t use the term ‘fake,’ the championship is the championship. It’s not a prop, and he’s wrong. I’ve been a World Champion in three sports. And I consider pro wrestling one of those, but it was the politics that got me to the top. It was the fact that I’m a damn good entertainer because entertainment is in the name of the job description.”
Mark Henry, of course, was a champion power lifter and weight lifter as well as professional wrestler, and has also competed at the Olympic Games. In WWE, Mark Henry won the World Heavyweight Championship, ECW World Championship and European Championship, before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.
Henry went on to say Ryback can’t take away his achievements.
“Ryback can’t take away what I achieved. There’s no way that your bitter ass — and I’m talking to you, Ryback, your name is not Ryback. I don’t even know you’re real name. Skip, whatever it is — you are wrong. Every wrestler that sees your face should walk up to you and say, ‘Hey, you’re an ass—-.’ And I hope you know how to fight for real because you know and I know there’s a lot of people that would whoop your ass. If I saw you, I would tell you ‘Hey man, you’re an ass—-.’ And if you want it with me, you could get the first one. Go ahead, your punches taste like candy. And there’s a bunch of guys out there that feel the same way that I do — the way you talk s— on our business. I feed my family with this business.”
The World’s Strongest Man went on to suggest Ryback owes the wrestling industry an apology and shouldn’t be given respect.
“This show, hey, it’s a show about wrestling. I’m not an active talent. I’m not an employee, but I love the business enough to not let you sit here and talk s— on it and trivialize it because you failed. Because you didn’t achieve. That you didn’t become a champion, so you feel like it’s something that’s given. It’s a prop. You’re wrong. What have you ever been a champion in outside of wrestling? Are you a champion in your own home? Do your dogs like you? Do people around you respect you for being more than a wrestler, or a musclehead? I’ve been a musclehead my whole life, and people respect me for it. You owe the wrestling industry an apology. If you don’t, I think that pro wrestlers all over the world should never give you respect.”