WWE Legend Was Sent To Canada For Threatening Shawn Michaels

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A WWE legend mistakenly went after Shawn Michaels.

Some practical jokes in wrestling have become the stuff of legend, but not everyone always sees the funny side.

During an appearance on The Undertaker’s podcast Six Feet Under, Mark Henry recalled being on the receiving end of his fair share of ribs which caused him to lose his temper. Henry signed with WWE in 1996 after competing at the Olympic Games, putting pen to paper on a huge ten-year contract.

During the conversation, Henry discussed one memorable incident where he threatened to kill Shawn Michaels and The Kliq because he thought they’d stolen his crutches. In reality, the culprit was Paul Bearer.

“I got in trouble, and they sent me to Canada, because I threatened to kill Shawn Michaels and the entire Kliq. I meant that sh*t. I meant it, but I found out later on that it was Paul Bearer who hid my crutches. I blamed it on Shawn. They came up to me, ‘Hey man, they hid your crutches? What happened?’ I was like, ‘You’re too small to be talking sh*t. I will f*cking kill you and everybody that knows you,'”

Mark Henry Was Sent To Canada By Ex-WWE Boss Vince McMahon

Henry added that the incident led to him clashing with Vince McMahon, who promptly sent him to Canada.

“Sid was behind Shawn. When I threatened him, Sid was [imitates heavy breathing]. I was like, ‘The f*ck you breathing heavy for? I’m not talking to you, but if you want it, you can get it too.’ [Undetaker] knows who I am. When that switch flips, I don’t give a f*ck who you are.

Ask Vince (McMahon) himself. I told Vince when to take a step back. ‘You’re in my face.’ I don’t give a f*ck how much money you have, you better back up. ‘You’re crazy.’ No, I’m not. I’m mad.

That’s when I was stupid. You can’t be a in professional industry with no couth. You can’t. They’re going to get rid of you. It happened to me. [Vince] was like, ‘I’d rather pay you your money and get the f*ck out of my face.’ So he sent me to Canada. Nobody ever sat me down and taught me wrestling etiquette.”

It’s been reported that Mark Henry’s AEW contract is set to expire soon. Upon joining the company in May 2021, the former World Champion signed a three-year deal.

There’s no word on whether Henry will be staying with AEW.

H/t to Fightful