8. Chris Jericho Recalls Mark Henry’s Rib On Him, Talks About Fans Finding Out Which Flight He’s On
During a recent appearance on Bailey And Southside, former WWF Champion Chris Jericho recalled Mark Henry’s rib on him, fans finding out which flight he’s on & more. Below are the highlights:
On fans finding out which flight he’s on:
“It always freaks me out whenever you fly to a town, right, specifically with pro wrestling, you’ll fly somewhere and you’ll get to, like, Peoria, Illinois, you get off the plane and there’s like a gaggle of fans there waiting for you. They want an autograph, ‘sign my picture,’ ‘sign my action figure,’ whatever. And I’m always like, ‘how do you guys know what flight I’m on?’ This is not a group flight. Like, I missed my flight and I had to get another one and I had to go through whatever and there are still the same people there. Somewhere out there, there’s some kind of a stooge that’s giving out what flight number I’m on.”
On being ribbed by Mark Henry:
“When the guy came and got me, it was Jeff Jarrett that came to knock on my door, like, ‘come on, we’ve got to watch this,’ I left the little thing in the door, so the door was open. The little key lock. Yeah, so when I go back in my room, the lights are all off and I’m like, ‘what the hell happened? Like, I didn’t leave the lights off.’ So I’m walking in there and as I’m walking towards the light switch, I get attacked by this giant bear! And this guy takes me down and I’m like, screaming so scared, ‘ahh, ahh, ahh’ and all I see are these big, white eyes.
And then, I hear the laughter and it’s Mark Henry, who’s super African-American, dark. He’s super dark, super big. So in the dark, he was even darker and he went and hid in there and then attacked me as I went in the room and started laughing. We still laugh to this day.”