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Mark Henry Recalls Having to Lie to Get Daniel Bryan Hired By WWE

April 8, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Daniel Bryan’s WWE career has been legendary, Mark Henry says it took him lying about Bryan’s size to get him hired. Henry appeared on BT Sport’s The Run-In (per Wrestling Inc) and recalled helping get Bryan’s foot in the door at the company. You can check out highlights below:

On helping get Daniel Bryan hired by WWE: “I had to lie to everybody’s face to get Daniel Bryan looked at. They wanted guys who were big and huge. And I said ‘this guy is like 6’1, 200 lbs. He can get it done. Then he got there and they were like ‘that guy’s not 6’1!’ And I said that he must’ve had lifts in his shoes.”

On knowing Brian’s size wouldn’t be a factor: “I knew he was really good. Sometimes when you’re really good it don’t matter what your size is. And he was one of those guys that I just knew. I was like ‘man this guy is a really really excellent wrestler, excellent psychologist.’ He was already wrestling. They didn’t have to show him how to do anything, they didn’t have to wait a long time. And he was able to get it done.”