The World’s Strongest Man is more than just a former World Champion and recent addition to the Hall of Fame. He’s also an ambassador for the WWE, and isn’t afraid to speak out regarding important topical issues about how he thinks the company should move forward with welcoming back the industry’s biggest icon, Hulk Hogan. That is, that he doesn’t think they should be welcoming the Hulkster back at all. Henry expressed his opinions on a recent episode of Busted Open Radio where he talks about the new HBO Documentary Andre and reveals that he’s still not over the horrific statements made by Hogan in 2015.
"I don't know if I'm ready. There's a lot to be done." – @TheMarkHenry addresses the discussions between Hulk Hogan and the WWE, if we should see him at #WrestleMania 34 and what Hogan should do if he wants to come back. pic.twitter.com/CfZ23zlLaO
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) March 24, 2018
”There are leaked videos of the Andre story on HBO coming up, on the 29th is the opening in Los Angeles, and he’s in it. It’s kind of a deal where you have to accept it. He’s a public figure. It doesn’t mean that everything that he’s done is forgiven, you just gotta take the good with the bad and see how you could help the situation. I’m sitting on the chair of the delegation and they’re not ready. I’ve had many talks, with dozens of guys, and the consensus is there’s a lot of work to be done to heal that wound and to fix that wall.”
”The delegation is pretty much all of the more established African-American wrestlers in the country and in the world, for that matter. Every promotion… there’s not a wrestling promotion that doesn’t house someone from the delegation.”
When asked what else Hogan could do:
”There’s gonna have to be more community service and outside work. Support for programs and even creative programs that deal with diversity in the workplace. … I don’t process everything like everybody else. I believe that everybody should be given a second chance but I also believe that you have to own your issue, whatever that issue is. You gotta try to make closure on everybody else’s behalf, not just yours.”
Henry makes some strong points. Hopefully, the Immortal One is listening.