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Mark Henry Talks If He’s Happy With Current Role in WWE, Who He’s Impressed With, Fake Retirement

WWE Superstar Mark Henry recently sat down for an interview with Myles to promote the new WWE 2K17 video game. You can check out some highlights here:

On if he’s happy with his current role in WWE:

“No, I’m happy in my role. My role is a lot of times behind the camera. We’ll be seeing what happens here in a little bit, I think everybody will be pleasantly surprised.”

On how he wants to exit the business:

“An honorable death is what every warrior hopes for. I’m looking to see who’s that gonna be. Who’s qualified. Who can actually get the job done. I got one more department for somebody in the Hall Of Pain.”

On his fake retirement:

“Somebody referred to a retirement the other day as a Mark Henry, I was like ‘wow, we came that far huh?'”

On what made him choose the jacket he wore during his retirement speech:

“I just liked the way the jacket looked, it fit well and I just wanted people to remember that moment.”

On if he expected the response he got:

“I did, I didn’t think it would be to that degree. I had professional athletes and wrestlers that I had never met before call, I don’t know how people go my number, but I guess they felt it was safe for that person to call me and say ‘hey man, you had a great career, and an even better jacket.’ I guess the The Big Show was probably the best. He left me a voice message saying that he was gonna kill me, that he was sitting on the couch with his wife crying, and ‘that’s how you do me. You used me and that’s how you use my feeling’ and I was like ‘ahh, my bad’.”

On performing at Wrestlemania in Texas:

“Oh my gosh I mean such an unbelievable experience, and to have all my friends and family there was real good too.”

On if he got tickets for his family:

“They make you pay. I paid $2400 dollars for tickets. Nothing, not even a discount. It is ridiculous.”

On who he likes that has come from NXT or still has yet to come:

“I’m still a Cesaro fan. He’s one of my favorites, Neville is one of my favorites. I’m very impressed with Kevin Owens. I didn’t expect him to be what he became. There’s Charlotte and Sasha Banks and Bayley. They are more than impressive. Just as impressive than any of the male competitors. It’s been a long time — and I don’t think that I can ever remember, seeing a woman’s main event like they did last week with Sasha and Charlotte. Even though in Pittsburg about a month or two ago, they had a match that was maybe the third or fourth match on the show, and the rest of the show could not follow. It was that good. It should really have been the main event of that show. They can really work.”

On what words of advice he has for upcoming WWE talents:

“To study, know the history, and do everything you can to empower yourself with the knowledge of the industry.”

(All transcribed quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)