Chris Jericho Defends WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry Following Ryback’s Shocking Revelations

Published 01/19/2021, 8:14 AM EST


The wrestling world witnessed a huge altercation last night between WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry and former WWE Superstar Ryback. The 2 exchanged heated opinions on one another, and Ryback accused Henry of being a slacker. 

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In a Twitter response to Henry’s all-out attack on him, Ryback shared some revealing backstage stories on Henry. The former WWE Intercontinental Champion revealed how Henry fell asleep before their WrestleMania match and the reason why John Cena did not want to work with him. 

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Defending Mark Henry was AEW Superstar Chris Jericho. The former AEW Champion cleared the air by informing fans that Henry worked hard too and was not the lazy slacker that Ryback described him as. 

He also mentioned that the big man attacked him in his hotel room once. As a fellow wrestling veteran, Chris Jericho appreciates the effort Mark Henry put in to get where he is today. 

Jericho worked with Mark Henry on multiple occasions and holds him in high regard. While Jericho’s tweet may not have been directed toward Ryback, it does apply to him. 

Mark Henry deeply criticized Ryback on his network

In an interview with Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry let all his thoughts on Ryback run loose. The Hall of Famer tore the former WWE Superstar into pieces and mentioned that he owed the wrestling industry an apology for his conduct in WWE. 

Henry also emphasized the fact that Ryback executed his moves with the utmost force, without taking into account the damage it could do to the recipient. In short, Henry implied that Ryback refused to understand the ‘entertainment’ part of the business. 

Ryback stormed into retaliation and accused Henry of being paid to say such derogatory things about him. He then went on to reveal some stories from his time in WWE, exposing Henry’s allegedly poor work ethic.

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Mark Henry has not responded to any of this yet and stands by his remarks against Ryback. No other Superstar, former or current, has taken part in the altercation and has let it boil over. 

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Ryback continues his crusade against WWE following a bitter exit and hopes to join a rival promotion like AEW to lead the fight from the front. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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