Mark Henry Recalls Being Slapped By Fan

Mark Henry

AEW Superstar Mark Henry has been sharing his experiences of unwanted fan interactions following the recent attack on Don Callis after AAA TripleMania XXXI: Tijuana.

Callis was on hand to make an appearance at the post-show press conference to further his rivalry with Kenny Omega. Konosuke Takeshita also got involved to attack the ‘Best Bout Machine’ ahead of their respective teams meeting at July 19th’s AEW Blood & Guts event before a disgruntled fan attacked Callis from behind leaving the Canadian requiring medical treatment following the assault.

Mark Henry Shares Experiences Of Fans Going Too Far When Meeting Superstars

Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry revealed that fans often overstep the mark physically with Superstars.

Speaking on a recent edition of Busted Open Radio, Henry shared some of his own experiences with fans including being on the receiving end of a slap:

“Guys, you know how I feel about people touching you. It happens to me every day. If I leave my house, I know that somebody is gonna touch me inappropriately, when I say [that] I don’t mean funny style. I’ve had people jump on my back piggyback style, I’ve had people slap me so hard that it felt like they were trying to start a fight with me.

I have people poking me, touching my stomach. You’re a grown a** man, you gonna put your hand on another man’s stomach that you’ve never met before, that’s not your significant other? Keep your hands to yourself.”

Henry was arrested in 2010 after an altercation with a fan in a Belfast bar that saw John Cena and Randy Orton amongst those to intervene. The Silsby, Texas native explained how difficult but necessary it is for Superstars to show restraint when provoked and even spoke of his wife stepping in to diffuse situations when he had been pushed too far.

“Even defending myself, I’m wrong. They got to do something where that don’t happen.”

H/T: WrestlingInc for the above transcription