WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry recently offered high praise for RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey during an episode of Busted Open Radio.
According to "The World's Strongest Man," the negative crowd reaction Rousey received during her appearance on the post-Royal Rumble episode of WWE RAW this past Monday night is a result of her suffering from "greatness hate."
"Ronda falls under the same category as Michael Jordan, she falls in the same category as Larry Bird, and LeBron [James], and guys that are Kevin Duran, like, she is great!" said a pumped up Mark Henry during a recent episode of the Sirius XM radio program. "She suffers from the greatness hate. Brady has been to the Super Bowl nine times, he's won five of nine. There's a lot of quarterbacks that never get to go to a Super Bowl. Why would you ever hate somebody that was better than Joe Montana? Yeah, I said it! [Brady] was better than Joe Montana. And Ronda is getting the great hate, and we'll talk about that later, but I'm just saying, of course there's gonna be people that has animosity against her. Because she earned a level of respect that most of us will never see."
Henry would go on to elaborate on the level of fame and attention that Rousey gets, and how few people on this planet will ever experience that level of treatment.
"[Rousey] shows up at the airport, 'Hey Ms. Rousey, can I get your bags?,'" Henry said. "You get to the car, 'Can I stop and can I get you anything? You want something to drink? You want something to eat? You need to stop and use the restroom - anything you need, just let me know. I'm here for you.' You walk in the room, you bypass all the tables and you go to the front. 'Oh, I'm sorry, you're not in the front. We're gonna put you on stage.'"
Henry continued, "Ronda's getting the level of attention and the level of greatness that people will never ever see. Even the best won't see that kind of stuff because there's only a few Muhammad Ali's, there's only a few Michael Jordan's, and there's a Ronda Rousey. And for somebody to hate that means they're, 1. jealous, 2. not understanding of what greatness looks like up close."
Check out highlights of Mark Henry's comments about Ronda Rousey below.
"Ronda is getting a level of attention and a level of greatness that people may never see."@TheMarkHenry explains why @RondaRousey is suffering through "greatness hate" similarly to Tom Brady. pic.twitter.com/jmN9uR0ffe
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