• “I’m having an effect” – Mark Henry On His Work In AEW So Far
WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry was interviewed by TV Insider, where he talked about being a coach backstage in AEW, especially for the big guys.
Here’s what The World’s Strongest Man said about his work in Tony Khan’s promotion:
“I feel I’ve had a really strong influence, especially with the big guys. Working with Will Hobbs, for instance. He has all the tools. He just didn’t have the confidence and the direction of how a big guy works. That just takes time.
Everyone expects AEW to become the No. 1 world power overnight. That’s not how it works. It’s fortunate Tony realizes that. He allows talent to develop at their own pace without that extra pressure.
All the guys are able to develop at a pace where they’re going to succeed. Max Caster is another big guy. I have to tell Max, ‘Max, you’re 260 pounds. You’re a big guy. Don’t work smaller because the people you are working with are smaller.’
I called TMZ because we want to not only expand in the wrestling space but the entertainment space. Now Max is doing weekly rap videos for TMZ. So, we are expanding within entertainment media. I’m having an effect.”
Mark Henry will soon start working as a Commentator on AEW’s new TV show, Rampage (starting August 13).
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 31, 1999) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was pre-taped at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and featured mid-card matches & highlight videos on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1999’ PPV.
This episode was hosted by Michael Cole & Vince Russo.
Here’s the match-card:
– Test vs. Lou Marconi
– Mideon vs. Sean Casey
– The Big Boss Man vs. Chaz
– Meat vs. Joey Abs