Mark Henry Talks About Breaking The Ring Rope, Steve Austin Seeing Through His Angle & More

Mark Henry recently spoke with The Soscia Network. During the interview, Henry discussed several topics, including the time when the rope broke in developmental. Here is what he had to say:

“I tried to do stuff I shouldn’t be doing and that was one of the reasons I got hurt. I tore my quad and that was brutal. I was lucky I held onto the rope. If I hadn’t held the rope, I probably would have taken a backwards fall and lawn darted myself. That would have been the worst thing that could have happened. The first thing they teach you is to grab that top rope, when you hit them. It’ll save your life, it saved mine. I went through four months of pain.”

Here’s what he had to say about the John Cena “retirement” promo and his thought process behind it including how he brought himself to tears:

“I’m a performer at heart and want to have the best performance. You just find a place in your mind where there’s a trigger and you can go from being happy to emotional in a heartbeat if you’re there and I was mentally there.”

“I had so many people call about that. Arsenio Hall, Big Show and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin [reached out].”

“Austin said he smelled a rat. I was like, ‘If you smelled a rat, it’s in your house.’ Nobody saw that coming. He was like, ‘I’ve been around too long kid. I could smell a rat in a woodpile.”

Henry also discussed which WWE Superstars he thinks are the strongest in the company:

“Antonio Cesaro is beyond naturally strong. He trains hard, but he’s got that strength you don’t expect him to have. But above him it would have to be [John] Cena, Brock [Lesnar], Big E [Langston], Ryback. The true measure of strength is through a squat and deadlift. Cena and Big E are well above everyone else.”

You can watch the interview below: