WWE Hall of Famer Applauds Kevin Owens' Backlash 2024 Showing

WWE Legend Mark Henry's Insightful Commentary on Backlash Match.

by Atia Mukhtar
WWE Hall of Famer Applauds Kevin Owens' Backlash 2024 Showing
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WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry has bestowed high praise upon the riveting performance exhibited by four contenders in the opening street fight match at Backlash, hosted in Lyon, France. In a recent interview on “Busted Open Radio,” Henry showered accolades on the intense showdown at WWE Backlash, where Kevin Owens and Randy Orton squared off against Solo Sikoa and Tama Tonga.

From the outset, the match erupted into chaos, with a pre-bell melee setting the stage for a brutal spectacle featuring an assortment of weapons such as kendo sticks, garbage cans, and table spots. The climax unfolded with the unexpected debut of Tanga Loa, who intervened to aid the Bloodline faction.

Reflecting on the match's profound impact, Henry commended Owens for his stellar performance, which ignited the fervent French audience and established the tempo for the entire pay-per-view event. "The violence, aggression, and physicality set the tone for the whole pay-per-view, and Kevin Owens, listen, the dude is worth his weight in gold," remarked Henry.

Owens' Fearless Approach

Henry also applauded Owens for his fearless approach to the challenges posed during the match, noting his readiness to embrace daring maneuvers without hesitation. "He is not going to shy away from anything.

He's going to suggest to you something that's going to make you go, ‘Alright. We doing that? Then that's what we're doing.’ I love that because there's no fear," said Henry. In addition to Owens' standout performance, Henry underscored Solo Sikoa's emergence as a significant figure within the Bloodline faction, particularly in the absence of Roman Reigns.

Observing Sikoa's transition from a silent enforcer to a more vocal and prominent role on SmackDown, Henry commended his newfound confidence and evolution. "Solo is starting to enter his comfort zone too. I don't know if y'all recognize that or not, but Solo's expressions are different; the light switch came on," Henry remarked.

Reflecting on his own journey in WWE, Henry shared insights into the initial challenges he faced upon joining the wrestling powerhouse in 1996, highlighting the resistance and attempts to undermine his career by fellow wrestlers.

He believed that his ascent to television was perhaps premature, advocating for more time to mature and integrate with the locker room.

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