Vince McMahon will be interviewed by Pat McAfee on his show next week on SiriusXM, and Post Wrestling is reporting it could set up a match between the two at WrestleMania 38.
Mark Henry is a WWE Hall Of Famer and a legend in the professional wrestling business. However, he did not start in the independent circuit. After he got a call from Vince McMahon in 1996, he made his way to WWE.
“There was one thing I was very nervous about doing that didn’t end up happening. I was going to have a deal where I teamed with Mark Henry. There was talk of us working against Booker T and Rob Van Dam when they were the tag champs and winning the tag titles. It was right towards the end of Matt Hardy V1. What was pitched to me from Vince and creative was I was going to Mark Henry, and him being black, he had a lot in common with me having Mattitude because we were both oppressed. I would talk like a black person.
They knew at this time that even when John Cena was doing raps, we would be on international trips, and John would be freestyling back there and messing around. They knew I was a big rap fan and I was aware of all that stuff.
So there would be a point where I would start talking with more black slang and tell Mark Henry, ‘Mattitude is suppressed too, man. We have that in common.’ I was very uncomfortable with that then at that juncture. Mark got hurt, and maybe it was a sign from the seven deities, and it didn’t happen at all. That was something I was a little worried about doing because it was something they wanted me to start doing and pushing me into.”
h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription