Mark Henry on If He Misses the Attitude Era, WrestleMania 32, Coming Back Stronger
– Mark Henry recently spoke with Philly Voice to talk about WWE’s campaign with Susan G. Komen and more. The full interview is at this link. Below are highlights:
PV: You’ve suffered a rash of injuries throughout your powerlifting and wrestling career, but you’ve come back better and stronger each time. What do you attribute that to?
Mark Henry: It’s hard work, man. It’s hard work and not accepting defeat. A lot of people, really anybody that’s ever had an injury, it’s always hard to rehab. It’s always hard to come back.
You know, I’m a product of the 80’s and seeing a guy get beat and seeing a guy get hurt and sucking it up and working hard to come back. That’s just a part of my being.
PV: Do you miss the Attitude Era at all?
MH: I miss the Attitude Era to an extent. But just yesterday I was running around Philly and I went to a barber shop to get my head balded up, my beard trimmed, and a little kid walked up to me and said, ‘Mark Henry, I love you!’ I said ‘I love you, too, man. You keep watching!’ and he was jumping up in the air and everything. Turned to his mom and hugged her. That wouldn’t have happened during the Attitude Era.
PV: WrestleMania’s coming up next year in your backyard in Arlington, Texas. How much do you want to be on the card come April 3rd?
MH: That’s my home state, man. I’m getting long in the tooth, and each time I reach it [WrestleMania], I’m thankful for one more year. There may not be another one. So I’m definitely looking forward to it. I want to be there.
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