WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

  

Mark Henry Says Ryback Should Apologize, Ryback Responds

Posted By: Ben Kerin on Jan 18, 2021

 Mark Henry Says Ryback Should Apologize, Ryback Responds

Former WWE Superstar Ryback recently tweeted the following about championships in pro wrestling:

"Wrestling is fake, guys, and the Championships are props to market entertainers as 'Champions.' Nobody has actually ever won or lost a prop, as scripted physical entertainment is incapable of that. This tweet explains so much though on your TV deal with them."

On the latest episode of Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry responded:

"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, 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.

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, you're 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." 

Ryback then issued his response:

"I have nothing but love for the wrestling business. I made the decision at 22 years old to drop out of college to pursue my dream, which I was with WWE for many years before I walked away at 34 years old to save my health. It would be very easy to get upset at Mark's comments and engage in back and forth bickering, but the moment I do that this turns into something I've said I would never do and that is make it against me and WWE wrestlers. My issues are with the organization and Mark most likely unaware of. The tweet Mark is referring to was a sarcastic tweet to Fox not knowing wrestling was entertainment and yes the word fake was used.

Could it have been worded different, absolutely, but in 2021 where every podcast exposes the business just talking about it, including the show Mark is a part of and organizations selling tickets to let fans see how the 'magic' works along with a host of other things letting the fans in. I have held a Championship in WWE and never once felt I 'won' it or that I was a legitimate Champion. There is a lot of realism in the work and sacrifice that goes into being a professional wrestler and I myself having to walk away from needing a 5 disc fusion and shoulder replacement know all too well how serious the business is. Had I not 'won' a championship I would understand Mark thinking I was bitter etc, but that simply isn't the case. I have a very serious matter I've dealt with WWE since my ankle injury in Nexus and the company forcing me to drop a multi million dollar lawsuit after debuting as Ryback and many other issues that resulted from that injury that Mark wouldn't be privy to and that continues to this day.

I am grateful to own my brand and the Ryback trademark will be awarded to me in the future, but I want to make one thing perfectly clear and I love pro wrestling and I speak very highly of it. I speak up against WWE and everyone has different experiences, so while I understand Mark being very loyal to WWE and Vince, that is his experience and unfortunately not everyone's. Mark starts off stating I was difficult and dangerous with once again zero examples of said comments. I've dealt with WWE pushing out false narratives from the start and this is the most upsetting thing to hear come from Mark.

All I can say is I've been blessed to overcome needing a 5 disc fusion and shoulder replacement with zero help from the company the injuries were caused in, but my career and next chapter will far surpass even what my first half did. My comments on wrestling and my views on wrestling and wrestlers playing roles (Extremely Physical) are simply how I embrace wrestling, as I refuse to let that define me as a man in anything outside of the business or my happiness.

The difference to what role you play any given day or night lies inside a room where people lay out said card or show and Mark saying my career was a failure would be countered with if you call having a goal of being a professional wrestler and achieving that playing both the lead babyface and heel and in between while garnering significant reactions a failure, then I'm beyond proud to be a failure. I have always gotten along with Mark and I'm not sure why he chose to go the route he did with personal insults, but I will always respect him for his achievements in weight lifting as he is one of the GOAT's and reaching pro success in multiple endeavors is a rare thing in life that he has achieved.

Mark also was the one who insisted I get checked for sleep apnea, which probably saved me from a heart attack at some point, so I will not resort back in anger or firing back personal insults. I love professional wrestling and believe that it while performing and in the environment it is imperative to protect it, but when we live in a time where everyone profits from talking about it (myself included).

Talents taking pictures backstage and the various other shows etc letting people in I just don't find this the way he claims. My tweet was a sarcastic reply once again and not intended as an attack on the industry that has allowed me much of what I have in life. I've overcome too much to get my health back to once again return and fulfill my destiny, which is playing the role of a champion once again. The work and emotion to get to that will be very real, but rest assured and I give you my word when it happens I will still believe I am playing a role because that decision will be made by someone other than me regardless of the work I put in and I know this very well.

Mark is entitled to his opinion as am I and I wish Mark the best, but won't resort to personal attacks because my issue is with the company and not Mark. I thank @TheMarkHenry for our matches and wish him nothing but happiness and success in his life. PS. I know much 'punches' taste like candy, that's part of being a good worker. [winking emoji]"

Thanks to WrestlingInc.com for the transcript.


>>> Jump To Comments
Tags: #wwe #mark henry #ryback
https://wrestlr.me/66054/  

Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Sep 28
Batista Is Offering Reward For Help Finding Person Who Abused His Newly Adopted Dog
Marvel actor and former WWE Superstar David Bautista (Dave Batista), a resident in Tampa is offering a reward to find out who severely abused a dog he recently adopted from the Humane Society of Tampa[...]
Sep 28 - Marvel actor and former WWE Superstar David Bautista (Dave Batista), a resident in Tampa is offering a reward to find out who severely abused a dog he recently adopted from the Humane Society of Tampa[...]
Sep 28
WWE RAW Viewership Revealed Following Extreme Rules PPV
Monday’s WWE RAW averaged 1.709 million viewers, according to Showbuzzdaily.com. The episode featured all the fallout from Sunday's Extreme Rules 2021. The viewership was down on last week's 1.[...]
Sep 28 - Monday’s WWE RAW averaged 1.709 million viewers, according to Showbuzzdaily.com. The episode featured all the fallout from Sunday's Extreme Rules 2021. The viewership was down on last week's 1.[...]
Sep 28
The Mall Of America Happy To Host Dream AEW Event
AEW on Monday announced Full Gear for the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 2021 AEW Full Gear pay-per-view will take place on Saturday, November 13 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Ti[...]
Sep 28 - AEW on Monday announced Full Gear for the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 2021 AEW Full Gear pay-per-view will take place on Saturday, November 13 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Ti[...]
Sep 28
AEW Star Reflects On Funny Brodie Lee Story
AEW star Ryan Nemeth has taken to his Twitter to reflect on the time he played a joke and nailed his NXT 8x10 photo onto a wall at Gold’s Venice, next to all the classic bodybuilder photos. [...]
Sep 28 - AEW star Ryan Nemeth has taken to his Twitter to reflect on the time he played a joke and nailed his NXT 8x10 photo onto a wall at Gold’s Venice, next to all the classic bodybuilder photos. [...]
Sep 28
The Miz Explains Why He Didn’t Want To Be Off WWE TV During Injury
The Miz might not be on WWE television right now but he is currently competing on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. During an interview on Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, he discussed his[...]
Sep 28 - The Miz might not be on WWE television right now but he is currently competing on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. During an interview on Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, he discussed his[...]
Sep 28
Former WWE Superstar Debuts On Tonight’s AEW Dark, Full Card
Adrian Jaoude, better known as WWE Superstar Arturo Ruas recently made his AEW debut with his first match with the company airing tonight on AEW Dark. Below is the final card for tonight’s show[...]
Sep 28 - Adrian Jaoude, better known as WWE Superstar Arturo Ruas recently made his AEW debut with his first match with the company airing tonight on AEW Dark. Below is the final card for tonight’s show[...]
Sep 28
WWE NXT UK Working On Plans To Have Fans Attend Upcoming Tapings
WWE NXT UK is reportedly keen to have fans back in attendance for future tapings Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT is reporting BT Sport has been in talks to become the permanent home of NXT UK, after they [...]
Sep 28 - WWE NXT UK is reportedly keen to have fans back in attendance for future tapings Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT is reporting BT Sport has been in talks to become the permanent home of NXT UK, after they [...]
Sep 28
What's On Tap For Tonight's Episode Of WWE NXT on USA Network
Tonight’s WWE NXT 2.0 episode is set to be a big one with three title matches advertised. The show will feature NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez defending against Franky Monet, and NX[...]
Sep 28 - Tonight’s WWE NXT 2.0 episode is set to be a big one with three title matches advertised. The show will feature NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez defending against Franky Monet, and NX[...]
Sep 28
Alex Shelley Discusses His Current Relationship With IMPACT Wrestling
Alex Shelley was recently interviewed by Fightful, during which he revealed he is no longer working with IMPACT Wrestling and discussed his current relationship with the company Alex Shelley on [...]
Sep 28 - Alex Shelley was recently interviewed by Fightful, during which he revealed he is no longer working with IMPACT Wrestling and discussed his current relationship with the company Alex Shelley on [...]
Sep 28
Top ROH Wrestler Reveals When His Contract Is Expiring
RUSH has revealed that his Ring Of Honor contract expires in a matter of months and he will be taking offers when the time comes. During a recent interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated,[...]
Sep 28 - RUSH has revealed that his Ring Of Honor contract expires in a matter of months and he will be taking offers when the time comes. During a recent interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated,[...]
Sep 28
Why WWE Is Holding Royal Rumble 2022 On A Saturday
WWE recently announced that the 2022 Royal Rumble will air on January 29, 2022, which is a Saturday. The reason for holding the big event on a Saturday is that on the Sunday of that weekend NFL is ho[...]
Sep 28 - WWE recently announced that the 2022 Royal Rumble will air on January 29, 2022, which is a Saturday. The reason for holding the big event on a Saturday is that on the Sunday of that weekend NFL is ho[...]
Sep 28
NWA Announces Final Card For Tonight’s Episode Of Power
The National Wrestling Alliance has announced the matches for tonight’s episode of Power which will air at 6pm ET on FITE TV.  The following matches will air: - Judais vs. James Storm - [...]
Sep 28 - The National Wrestling Alliance has announced the matches for tonight’s episode of Power which will air at 6pm ET on FITE TV.  The following matches will air: - Judais vs. James Storm - [...]
Sep 28
Update On Plans For Major WWE Stadium Show In The United Kingdom
We previously reported that WWE has plans to hold a major pay-per-view event in the United Kingdom next September. There has been speculation the event will take place in a stadium, with some sources [...]
Sep 28 - We previously reported that WWE has plans to hold a major pay-per-view event in the United Kingdom next September. There has been speculation the event will take place in a stadium, with some sources [...]
Sep 28
Beastman Is Coming To MLW
MLW has put out the following press release, announcing that they have signed super-heavyweight free agent Beastman to their promotion. Super heavyweight sensation Beastman has signed with MLW. Mak[...]
Sep 28 - MLW has put out the following press release, announcing that they have signed super-heavyweight free agent Beastman to their promotion. Super heavyweight sensation Beastman has signed with MLW. Mak[...]
Sep 28
Becky Lynch Told Connor McGregor That She Was Going To "Rob" One Of His Lines
Becky Lynch's new WWE persona has led to many fans comparing her to Connor McGregor. Lynch spoke about this in an interview with BT Sport. "The night before my wedding, I was in the hotel recordin[...]
Sep 28 - Becky Lynch's new WWE persona has led to many fans comparing her to Connor McGregor. Lynch spoke about this in an interview with BT Sport. "The night before my wedding, I was in the hotel recordin[...]
Sep 28
Santana Garrett On Her Future In Wrestling
Santana Garrett was recently interviewed by Lucha Libre Online, where she talks about a promo she cut during the AEW Dark tapings that nodded to the fact that AEW Dark is now filming in the former-IMP[...]
Sep 28 - Santana Garrett was recently interviewed by Lucha Libre Online, where she talks about a promo she cut during the AEW Dark tapings that nodded to the fact that AEW Dark is now filming in the former-IMP[...]
Sep 28
Adam Cole Praises Britt Baker For Balancing Wrestling and Dentistry
Adam Cole was a guest on the Danger Zone podcast, where he had high praise for his girlfriend Britt Baker's career thus far as both a professional wrestler and as a dentist. "She's been killing it.[...]
Sep 28 - Adam Cole was a guest on the Danger Zone podcast, where he had high praise for his girlfriend Britt Baker's career thus far as both a professional wrestler and as a dentist. "She's been killing it.[...]
Sep 28
"This Is Brodie Lee" Documentary Coming To Rochester, NY
A new documentary focusing on the life and career of the late Brodie Lee is coming to his hometown of Rochester, NY. The documentary will focus on Jon Huber's career, from the indy scene, to WWE, to [...]
Sep 28 - A new documentary focusing on the life and career of the late Brodie Lee is coming to his hometown of Rochester, NY. The documentary will focus on Jon Huber's career, from the indy scene, to WWE, to [...]
Sep 28
Scorpio Sky Files Trademark For His Ring Name
On September 27th, Schuyler Andrews filed to trademark his ring name of "Scorpio Sky" for merchandising purposes. Mark For: SCORPIO SKY trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of[...]
Sep 28 - On September 27th, Schuyler Andrews filed to trademark his ring name of "Scorpio Sky" for merchandising purposes. Mark For: SCORPIO SKY trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of[...]
Sep 28
MJF to AEW: "Keep bringing in these guys who came from VKM."
On the latest episode of AEW Dark: Elevation, MJF cut a promo disparaging Queens, NY. “Hometown? This is Queens. This place is a rat-infested dump. I am from Plainview, Long Island, the great[...]
Sep 28 - On the latest episode of AEW Dark: Elevation, MJF cut a promo disparaging Queens, NY. “Hometown? This is Queens. This place is a rat-infested dump. I am from Plainview, Long Island, the great[...]
Sep 28
Seth Rollins Reveals He Wasn't Happy Match Against Brock Lesnar Opened WrestleMania 35
During Seth Rollins' appearance on Broken Skulls Sessions with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Rollins' spoke about his match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35. "Flashback to 2015, Brock and I hav[...]
Sep 28 - During Seth Rollins' appearance on Broken Skulls Sessions with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Rollins' spoke about his match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35. "Flashback to 2015, Brock and I hav[...]
Sep 28
Anthony Bowens On Learning Tag Wrestling From FTR, Tony Khan Pitching Acclaimed Gimmick
Anthony Bowens was recently a guest on AEW Unrestricted, where he spoke about learning tag-team wrestling from FTR and other teams. “I’m learning something different from a different pe[...]
Sep 28 - Anthony Bowens was recently a guest on AEW Unrestricted, where he spoke about learning tag-team wrestling from FTR and other teams. “I’m learning something different from a different pe[...]
Sep 28
Randy Orton Removed From Live Event He Was Advertised For
Randy Orton wasn't present at Raw this past Monday night, however, he was mentioned by his RK-Bro tag-team partner Riddle. No explanation was given for his absence. While Orton was not scheduled to a[...]
Sep 28 - Randy Orton wasn't present at Raw this past Monday night, however, he was mentioned by his RK-Bro tag-team partner Riddle. No explanation was given for his absence. While Orton was not scheduled to a[...]
Sep 28
Keith "Bearcat" Lee Cuts A Promo Following Monday Night Raw
Following a triumphant return to WWE Raw last night, Keith "Bearcat" Lee cut a promo on RAW Talk solidifying his newfound heel persona. During the interview, Lee said it doesn't matter who his oppone[...]
Sep 28 - Following a triumphant return to WWE Raw last night, Keith "Bearcat" Lee cut a promo on RAW Talk solidifying his newfound heel persona. During the interview, Lee said it doesn't matter who his oppone[...]
Sep 28
Sean Waltman Reveals Details Of Shoot Fight With The Nasty Boys
Sean Waltman was recently a guest on Eric Bischoff's 83 Weeks podcast, where he was asked if anyone in the WWF had contacted him during his time in WCW to try to get him to return. “No. Now t[...]
Sep 28 - Sean Waltman was recently a guest on Eric Bischoff's 83 Weeks podcast, where he was asked if anyone in the WWF had contacted him during his time in WCW to try to get him to return. “No. Now t[...]

© 2006-2021 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π