A WWE Hall of Famer was unimpressed by one particular segment on Raw.
On the October 30th episode of Raw, Xia Li took on Candice LeRae. However, the action was over before it really began with Li picking up the win in a little over two minutes.
Li hit her rival with a knee strike and roundhouse kick, and LeRae sold the offence as if she was knocked out. With LeRae appearing unsteady, the referee called for the bell, and it was announced she was unable to continue.
Given the very real issues around concussions in wrestling, not everyone was pleased to see a storyline playing on these fears.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry said he doesn’t want to see those kinds of angles in wrestling.
“It’s such a serious thing that I don’t want pro wrestling to make plays on the concussions,”
Henry added that the storyline was “distracting and confusing.”
“We need to have people to really acknowledge and know, ‘Okay, this is not wrestling. So if you … make plays on it, it’s distracting and it’s confusing, and I feel like somebody might actually have a concussion and they won’t be diagnosed, you know what I’m saying?”
WWE Angle Comes After Jon Moxley Calls For Better Safety Measures
The controversial finish comes just days after Jon Moxley went public calling for wrestlers to be given better protection. The former AEW World Champion suffered a concussion during a match in September and has only recently returned to the ring.
Moxley suggested an independent doctor should be at ringside to step in if a wrestler appears to have been concussed.
H/t to Wrestling Inc