Mark Henry discussed Apollo Crews and the decision to ban the buckle bomb today on Sirius XM’s Busted Open Radio.
Here are some of the highlights:
Mark Henry talking about Apollo Crews: “I love Apollo being champion. I would love to see him be more aggressive, and I have said that to him. I think the smile should disappear really fast. I don’t mind him smiling…But, as soon as he walks through those ropes, he should be one of those completely different guys. Just a razor blade edge of a guy. Once we get that guy, then you have a guy we can put in there with anybody. We both know we go out there and we do what we are told. He is going out there and doing the promos he is given and not making them him. Until he does that, I don’t see him beating Drew McIntyre or Bobby Lashley until he does.
Henry talking about WWE banning the buckle bomb: “I’m fine with that. The spine is not meant to bend that way. A lot of people have been able to do where they throw it high and people can put their underarms on the ropes and absorb some of that energy. But now, people want to do it in the middle of the buckle or the bottom buckle. The spine just doesn’t bend that way. Even if you do it right, it can be wrong.”
Bully Ray talking about Kairi Sane’s injury in the match against Nia Jax: “Nia grabbed Kairi by the back of the head. Just with sheer size, just with sheer force, momentum, Kairi’s head was down. If you have a woman the size and strength of Nia taking the size and strength of Kairi, and begin the movement of pushing somebody forward with their head already down, the body is going to follow the head. I don’t know if it was Kairi’s fault of having her head down already, or if Nia’s force pushed Kairi’s head down. The force of shooting Kairi into the stairs, I don’t think Kairi was able to take her own bump.”
As previously noted, it was reported this week that the buckle bomb was banned after the bump Sane took from Jax a couple of weeks ago. This week, there are some questioning whether Jax needs to be sent to developmental to work on her in-ring skills after Sane was sent into the steel steps and busted open.
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