Lio Rush & Mark Henry

WATCH: Mark Henry Fires Back At Lio Rush For ‘Questioning His Blackness’ & ‘Pulling His Black Card’ (VIDEO)

WWE Hall Of Fame legend Mark Henry revealed that he considered taking legal action against a former fellow WWE Superstar, as “The World’s Strongest Man” spoke about possibly filing a lawsuit against Lio Rush while talking with TMZ Sports for a new interview.

Henry spoke about his ongoing beef with former WWE superstar Lio Rush, who called out Henry for comments he made over a year ago regarding Rush’s decisions in WWE, during the discussion, making headlines in the sports entertainment world in the process.

The two would agree to hash things out on Henry’s Busted Open Radio show, but they were never able to link up.

Rush would later claim that Henry’s criticisms was holding African American talent back.

“The reason he came out with it now is because he knew I get a lot of attention and I have a lot of followers,” Henry said. “He released an album — or a song, or something — and he wanted to use that to get some attention, get some buzz. Not mad at him, if he would have called me I would have done it anyways, we just would have worked it. But now, he said something slanderous, and you can’t question my blackness.”

He continued, “Nobody can pull my black card, no. Not allowed. Nobody. If you go down to the [WWE] Performance Center in NXT, probably 25, I think, people of color in the facility. Probably about 80-plus percent, I helped get them there. I mean, it’s completely the opposite.”

Henry even considered legal action for slander, but decided against it.

“For him to go there was absolutely was the worst possible thing he could have done. It’s one of those things if I take legal action for slander, then I will, but I’m not sure yet,” he said. “He needs to apologize and own up to the fact that ‘I made a mistake, I embellished a little bit — a lot — and I was trying to get some buzz and I shouldn’t have done that.”

Henry added, “That’s what he’s going to have to do. … He said that I’m a part of the problem. I’m one of those black people that try to keep other black people from making it. It’s just hurtful.”

Check out the complete Mark Henry interview with TMZ Sports below. Also below is a back-and-forth Twitter exchange between Lio Rush and Henry.

(H/T: Wrestling Inc.)


* VIDEO: What You WON’T See On Undertaker: The Last Ride Episode 2 (Part One)
* VIDEO: What You WON’T See On Undertaker: The Last Ride Episode 2 (Part Two)
* WATCH: Undertaker: The Last Ride (Chapter 2) – “The Redemption” (VIDEO)
* WATCH: Undertaker: Last Ride (Chapter 1) – “The Greatest Fear” (VIDEO)
* Undertaker’s Son Gunner Calaway Ahead Of Wrestling Debut (PHOTOS)


* WWE Mystery Hacker Spoiler (Update 1 Of 3)
* WWE Mystery Hacker Spoiler (Update 2 Of 3)
* WWE Mystery Hacker Spoiler (Update 3 Of 3)

WWE & Chat / Discussion At eWrestling

* For late-breaking WWE & AEW news & rumors, follow our social media reporter on Twitter @MattBoone1984
* Follow the official eWrestling account on Twitter @eWrestlingCOM
* Follow the official eWrestling Facebook page at
* Chat with other fans about this article in the official eWrestling Disqus feed below, or at

Most Popular