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Mark Henry Says He Was Sent To Canada For Threatening To Kill Shawn Michaels

Mark Henry was sent to Canada for threatening to kill Shawn Michaels.

The WWE Hall of Famer had a tough time in his early career in the WWE. He signed a ten-year contract after the 1996 Summer Olympics, which immediately drew the ire of the other wrestlers.

His lack of experience singled him out among the other wrestlers. He did not understand the etiquette of a wrestling locker room, and reacted badly when other stars pulled pranks, or “ribs” on him backstage.

Mark Henry spoke with The Undertaker on his Six Feet Under podcast about the incident involving Shawn Michaels and the Kliq. He spoke about an incident where Paul Bearer hid Henry’s crutches, but the World’s Strongest Man blamed Shawn Michaels for the incident.

“I got in trouble, and they sent me to Canada, because I threatened to kill Shawn Michaels and the entire Kliq. And I meant that shit. I meant it, but I found out later on that it was Paul Bearer who hid my crutches. I blamed it on Shawn. They came up to me, ‘Hey man, they hid your crutches? What happened?’ I was like, ‘You’re too small to be talking shit. I will fucking kill you and everybody that knows you.”

Mark Henry Told Vince McMahon To ‘Take A Step Back’

Mark Henry continued. He spoke about how he also threatened Sycho Sid and Vince McMahon during the altercation.

Henry said he told Vince McMahon to “take a step back”, which ended in him being sent to Canada.

“Sid was behind Shawn. When I threatened him, Sid was [imitates heavy breathing]. I was like, ‘The fuck you breathing heavy for? I’m not talking to you, but if you want it, you can get it too.’ [Undetaker] knows who I am. When that switch flips, I don’t give a fuck who you are. Ask Vince (McMahon) himself.”

“I told Vince when to take a step back. ‘You’re in my face.’ I don’t give a fuck how much money you have, you better back up. ‘You’re crazy.’ No, I’m not. I’m mad. That’s when I was stupid. You can’t be a in professional industry with no couth. You can’t. They’re going to get rid of you. It happened to me. [Vince] was like, ‘I’d rather pay you your money and get the fuck out of my face.’ So he sent me to Canada. Nobody ever sat me down and taught me wrestling etiquette.”