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Chris Jericho Praises Mark Henry After Ryback Confrontation

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho has shared his thoughts about Mark Henry.Recently, ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ has been engulfed in a war of words with former WWE Superstar Ryback.Jericho took to Twitter to praise Henry:

“For the record, @TheMarkHenry is a great worker, a true gentleman & STRONG AF for reals!! He also made all the towns & ate all the crow for years…until he figured the s**t out and became a TRUE main event star for the @wwe! He also attacked me in a hotel room once…grrrr!”

This has come after some online back and forth between Henry and Ryback in recent days.The spat seemed to follow on from Ryback tweeting that title belts were mere “props” in wrestling.Henry followed up with a reply via Busted Open Radio saying:

“A lot of his peers look at him as difficult.A lot of his peers looked at him as dangerous. 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.”

The bad blood between the two has since continued and more details can be found on what each man said here.

Jericho himself, however, did defend Ryback last year against accusations that ‘The Big Guy’ was unsafe:

“Ryback was not unsafe, Ryback was a great worker and whoever said he was unsafe had different experiences, I know [CM] Punk said he was unsafe, I never had a problem with Ryback, ever. I thought he was a really, really good worker.”

Chris Jericho and Ryback had a run of house show matches together in 2013.This culminated in Ryback defeating the current AEW star at the Money In The Bank event that year.

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h/t Wrestling Inc. for the transcription