When you are Vince McMahon you probably don’t get hung up on very often. However, such was the case the first time he spoke with WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry.
“Vince called Terry Todd and got my phone number. He called me at the training center and, mind you, I was a big time wrestling fan. About six of the guys that were at the training center with me, they watched wrestling every Monday night. So I’m thinking, ‘Hey Mark, phone call for you.’ All right, I come down the hallway and he goes, ‘This is Vince McMahon. Hey, how are you doing?’ Okay, Wes, click. I hung up on him.”
“Aw, shit. I’m standing by the phone and I’m shaking. I ain’t afraid of nothing. Steve, this is me. I’ll fight a bear with a switch and I’m shaking and because of my fandom, when the phone rings, I grab the phone, not even finished ringing. Vince goes, ‘Hello?’ He’s like, ‘Mark Henry?’ I said, ‘Sorry, I hung up, I thought it was one of my friends.’ He said, ‘I heard you’re a big wrestling fan. I want you to go to Connecticut to see how we do stuff.'”
Henry would go on to wrestle for WWE for over two decades, winning the ECW Championship and World Heavyweight Championship during his tenure. As of this writing, Henry’s last match was the Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018.
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