Mark Henry Says His Body Couldn’t Handle Being WWE Champion In 2013

WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry recently appeared on an episode of Busted Open Radio, where he talked about a number of topics including how he didn’t want to beat John Cena at Money in the Bank 2013 to be WWE Champion because his body couldn’t do it.

Henry said, “I built that for a year. It was a calendar year of me going, ‘I think I’m done.’ When my contract came up, I actually told Vince, ‘I’m not re-signing.’ Then he did the ‘come into my office. Let me talk to you.’ He talked me into coming back and doing all that. People mad at WWE, guys, don’t be mad at WWE because I lost to John Cena. The same way that I did not want to beat Taker at WrestleMania is the same way that I did not want to have to carry the strap and the pressure of that. Also, my body couldn’t do it. When you’re the main event guy and you hold the title, every night, you’re going to do two walks, a promo, an in-ring, a main event style match, and then you go to the next town. You’re on every show, every brand. I couldn’t do it. I physically couldn’t do it. It was not their fault. It was the fact that, ‘No, I’m not doing it.’”

You can check out the complete podcast below.