• Mark Henry Shoots On “A$$hole” Ryback For Calling Wrestling Fake, Says He Would Get His A$$ Whooped
WWE On FOX’s Twitter account recently asked fans to name the best wrestler to never win the WWE Championship.
Former WWE wrestler Ryback responded to the tweet and called wrestling fake and Titles being props given to wrestlers to help them get over with the fans.
“Wrestling’s 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.”
Wrestling’s 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. https://t.co/KurkFyBISo
— The Big Guy (@Ryback) January 13, 2021
These comments were not appreciated by WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry, as he had some strong words for Ryback for his comments on the latest edition of Busted Open Radio.
Below is what Henry said:
“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. [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 wasn’t 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 a$$ — and I’m talking to you, Ryback, your name is not Ryback. I don’t even know your real name. Skip, whatever it is — you are wrong.
Every wrestler that sees your face should walk up to you and say, ‘Hey, you’re an a$$hole.’ 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 a$$. If I saw you, I would tell you ‘Hey man, you’re an a$$hole.’ And if you want it with me, you could get the first one.
Go ahead, your 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 sh*t on our business. I feed my family with this business.
This show, hey, it’s a show about wrestling. I’m not an active talent. I’m not an employee, but I love the business enough to not let you sit here and talk sh*t on it and trivialize it because you failed. Because you didn’t achieve. That you didn’t become a champion, so you feel like it’s something that’s given. It’s a prop. You’re wrong.
What have you ever been a champion in outside of wrestling? Are you a champion in your own home? Do your dogs like you? Do people around you respect you for being more than a wrestler, or a musclehead? I’ve been a musclehead my whole life, and people respect me for it. You owe the wrestling industry an apology. If you don’t, I think that pro wrestlers all over the world should never give you respect.”
Mark Henry defeated Ryback at WrestleMania 29 back in 2013.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 17, 1998) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was pre-taped at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1998’ PPV.
This episode was hosted by Jim Ross & Jim Cornette.
Here’s the card:
Owen Hart vs. Brian Christopher
Faarooq vs. Mark Schraede
Sniper & Recon vs. Jose & Jesus
Steve Blackman vs. Al Phillips
Tom Brandi vs. Jimmy Cicero