• Chris Jericho Comments On Mark Henry Signing With AEW
At AEW’s Double Or Nothing 2021 PPV, Tony Schiavone announced WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry as All Elite Wrestling’s newest signing.
Henry is going to be a coach in AEW and will an Analyst on their new show, AEW Rampage.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 31, 2021
During the post PPV media scrum, Chris Jericho had the following to say about Henry’s signing:
“Super excited to have Mark in. Mark made a huge appearance and you’re going to hear everything that he has to say on Friday. He has a lot to say, I know because he never stops talking to me!
I think any time we can have a guy with the experience of Mark Henry, both in the ring and outside the ring, it just helps our company.
That’s one of the things we need, we needed very much when we first started. It was basically me and Dustin Rhodes and Dean Malenko as the guys who had some actual decades of experience on live TV.
Here we are a year and a half later and part of our guys and girls are still learning. So having a guy like Mark come in is the same as having a guy like Paul Wight come in. He can do anything behind the scenes, he can do anything in front of the scenes. He can talk.
Maybe one day he’ll put on the kneepads and the boots and come out and wrestle again, I don’t know.
Any time we can have some one like Mark, quality person and quality performer, it makes us a better company.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 31, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Mark of the Quad in Moline, Illinois and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. The Big Show vs. Billy Gunn
2. Beaver Cleavage vs. Christian
3. WWF Intercontinental Title: Jeff Jarrett vs. The Godfather
4. Vince McMahon vs. The Undertaker
5. Road Dogg vs. Big Boss Man
6. WWF World Tag Titles: The Acolytes vs. Kane & X-Pac
7. Val Venis vs. Ken Shamrock
8. Hardcore Match: Triple H vs. Mankind
9. WWF World Heavyweight Title: The Undertaker vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin