WWE News WWE NEWS: Henry done with WWE if he does not win the title on Sunday?, Henry talks five-year journey to PPV main event, what motivated him, being "beat up" physically
Jul 12, 2013 - 2:14:38 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Hyping the Money in the Bank PPV, Mark Henry teased that "he's done" with wrestling if he does not win the WWE Title from John Cena on Sunday.
"I have to do this," Henry said on the Busted Open satellite radio show. "I’m doing it for me. I’m done. Like, man, I want to do it for my family. I want to do it for the business. Like all of that stuff. And it’s real. People think that it’s some kind of wrestling angle or this and that. I told Vince (McMahon) himself. I was like look, 'I’m in it to win it, if not I’m done.' And that’s what’s gonna happen on Sunday. John is gonna get his ass kicked. There ain’t no way or buts about it. Otherwise, I’m just talking s---."
Henry classified Sunday night at MITB PPV as having "one more night in me" to perform at a high level despite being "beat the hell up" physically.
"Every night, I got one more," Henry said. "Until it happens, until they put me on crutches or wheel me off or cart me off, I got one more night. And every time I go out there, I have that in my mind. Like what am I going to do to top what I did last time."
In an interview with Brian Fritz of BetweentheRopes.com at Thursday's "Performance Center" opening in Orlando, Henry classified his future as more like taking it one day at a time.
"I'm spending every day as the last day and every day as the next and first day," Henry said. "I live by the moment. And when I get ready to go, I'll be out."
Henry, who is performing at the highest level of his career right now, re-stressed in the Busted Open interview that he used the paycut he took five years ago as motivation to go on a "steady incline" because he "wanted to validate myself financially as well as career wise." He also talked about the lightbulb going off on how he wants to present himself.
"I think a lot of it was focus, a lot of it was desperation," Henry said about finally reaching main event status. "A lot of it was - that epiphany. That day you wake up and go 'Damn! Is this what it is?' Like sometimes the trigger don’t happen until something stimulates. And when I sat there in that chair in WWE headquarters, and they say hey we wanna re-sign you but we can’t sign you for this money. This is what we offer. And it was nothing."
[ FYI: Henry's Busted Open interview was with Doug Mortman and Mike Riker, who can be heard on Sirius 92, XM 208, and in the Sports Zone online. ]
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