Recently on WWE Network's Table For 3, The Big Show, Kane, and Mark Henry sat down to chat about a number of topics including who The Big Show believes are the strongest professional wrestlers, Henry ripping off a locker door by its hinges with his bare hands, and the worst thing that ever happened to 'The World's Strongest Man'.
According to The Big Show, strength in professional wrestling should be considered through the lens of stability. In terms of stability, 'The World's Largest Athlete' thinks the strongest professional wrestlers are Henry, Kane, and John Cena.
"My tops are Mark Henry, John Cena, and Kane, not just because he's sitting here. When I go by strength, it's guys you work with in the ring and their stability. There are a lot of guys that are strong, that can throw around a lot of weight, but they're not functionally strong in holding you or carrying you. And I know from people picking me up in the past who [has] had me."
During the show, Henry talked about ripping a locker door off its hinges.
"In Lafayette. Arn Anderson. You know Arn always used to work out before he comes to the building, so he put his stuff in [the locker] and didn't realize the locker didn't have that handle. So Billy Gunn and [Chris] Jericho had a crowbar and they had been trying to work on this thing for 20 [or] 30 minutes. And I walk in, and Ron [Simmons] says, 'there's your crowbar right there! Mark! Mark! Open that locker!' And they already crowbarred to where there was an indention in it, so I put my hand in and I pulled down like that. And it flew open and Jericho and Billy Gunn just fell on the ground laughing. And it was like, 'do you realize we've been working on this damn locker for, like, an hour almost?'"
The former 'Sexual Chocolate' also told a story about traveling to the wrong Springfield for a show.
"They said, 'hey, we're in Springfield' and I was like, 'okay, well, I'm close.' I just book my ticket, so I go to Springfield, Illinois. The show wasn't in Springfield, Illinois. So I'm calling D'Lo [Brown], 'where are you at, man? I'm at the rental car place.' And he says, 'I'm in a rent-a-car place! Where are you?' I'm starting to look around and this is no cell phones. This is payphone. I'm looking around and I said, 'man, quit playing. Like, we've got to hurry up and go.' He's like, 'what gate are you at?' 'There's only one gate.' It was a small airport. 'You're in Springfield, Mass.?' I said, 'Springfield what?' And he was like, 'Mark, we're in Springfield, Massachusetts.' And I went, 'I'm not.'"
Henry claimed that the misadventure was the worst thing to ever happen to him during his long and decorated career in professional wrestling.
"I was, like, panicking. I can't breathe. I think that was my first panic attack in my life." Henry recalled, "I was ready to jump off a bridge. I was like, 'oh my God, I'm so sorry I missed the show.' I got fined $1,500 and that was the worst thing that ever happened to me in wrestling."
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