The World's Strongest Man, Mark Henry, was featured on the most recent edition of Busted Open Radio. He spoke out about the backstage atmosphere during this past week's RAW Reunion episode.
Here are some highlights and quotes directly from the show:
“It was a really, really good experience. It was like a family reunion. There were a couple of people that didn’t agree, it didn’t break out into a fight or nothing, or an argument, but there were a couple of times where there were stories and people said, ‘No, no, that’s not how it went.’ And you know, that kind of thing, but I got to see so many people that I hadn’t seen in a long time.”
“There were a lot of celebrities in the back,” Henry recalled. “Musicians, and MMA fighters. It was just like WrestleMania. The biggest thing – the setup. They had a lounge set up with all these big comfortable chairs, and fruit and drinks, and all kinds of stuff set up in a lounge for the Legends, and it was called the Legends Lounge. And they ain’t never done nothing like that at WrestleMania before. It rivaled WrestleMania as far as the presentation and the setup.”
“If you can visualize this – you walk into the door and here’s a table with all these fruit bowls, and carrots and celery, and dips and drinks, and all kinds of potato chips of every brand, a little dessert tower, and then you see just from 20 yards of big couches, with little tables and tablecloths on them, and welcome signs. I’m like, ‘Man, this is some VIP-type stuff, I’ve never experienced that.’ So, they did it really, really well and it was a really good job of making everybody feel at home and comfortable.”
Regarding Ric Flair, Henry said the following:
“The doctor gave him a clean bill of health and said it wasn’t the alcohol, it was your heart, and he got that fixed. He and Steve Austin got lit, I mean… [whistles]. Ric Flair, he did everything but take his clothes off. He danced in the bar, he did the whole ‘Naitch’ thing. It was pretty damn special, man. It was pretty special, glad I got to see that again.”