Mark Henry recently spoke about his relationship with Owen Hart on this week’s co-hosting gig on Busted Open Radio with Dave LaGreca. You can read a few highlights (transcription credit to Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com) and watch the clip below:
Mark Henry on his relationship with Owen Hart:
Owen Hart was council, he was a teacher first, and then like a brother to me. He took care of me and taught me how to relate to the locker room. Nobody ever talked about locker room etiquette; Owen was that guy. We also talked about psychology, we traveled the world together, and Owen didn’t like to drive. [laughs] I liked to drive, so it was like a match made in heaven, like OK I’ll jump out and get some food and jump back in. We just had a really good relationship, especially after I came from Canada in 1998-99, and he just helped me along, just how to handle situations. There [were] some issues about me always wanting to fight rather than talk, and he was like ‘you can’t beat up everybody. That’s not going to solve problems.’ And I just listened.
Like Jeff [Jarrett] was saying, Owen had a way of lightening a serious moment like nobody in the world. It was like he was just something random, and make the rest of it up. Everybody – all parties, both angry parties – would be laughing and shaking hands in a matter of minutes, so he was a really good peacemaker. I was saying to you, if I’m ever blessed to go into the [WWE] Hall of Fame, I would want to go in with my brother. I would want to at least be able to tell [Owen’s wife] Martha that whatever the business did to hurt her and the family — I want to apologize, because Owen would do it for me. He deserves to be in his rightful place, and that’s in the Hall Of Fame.