• Mark Henry Comments On Mae Young Giving Birth To A Hand
On the February 28, 2000 episode of WWF RAW IS WAR, ‘$exual Chocolate’ Mark Henry was involved in a really disgusting backstage segment, that actually featured a then 76-year-old Mae Young giving birth to a hand.
On an episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Henry talked about that infamous segment and how it made it to television.
Here’s what The World’s Strongest Man had to say:
“I still, to this day, don’t get it. I’ve asked Vince several times. ‘Why a hand?’ And he goes, ‘It’s a hand!’ But you know what, if there is a second generation wrestler going to come out of the Henry family, it’ll probably be my son, Jacob, who is a super fan, really, really loves wrestling. He didn’t care if he was a Pro Bowl player, and he’s only gonna play about 4 or 5 years and then he’s gonna quit playing football and start wrestling.
And I’m like, ‘Wow, what if you end up being the best guy in the league?’ He’s like, ‘Well, I’m gonna have to make enough money early so I can go and establish my life so I can do what I want to do, which is wrestling.’
I’m like, ‘Wow, more power to you, man. When you get there, hopefully I’ll still be alive,’ but if I’m not here to enjoy it, I’m sure that the fans really enjoy him because he loves it.”
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• Legendary Old School Diva Would Have Celebrated Her Birthday
Today would have been the 106th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Mildred Burke (Real name: Mildred Bliss).
Mildred Burke, who wrestled during the 30s, 40s & 50s, is widely considered one of the greatest female professional wrestlers in the history of this sport.
She used to be the NWA World Women’s Champion for almost 20 years.
In 2016, Burke was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of their annual Legacy wing inductees.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY † REST IN PEACE
August 5, 1915 – February 18, 1989