Lio Rush and Mark Henry have a rough history with Henry claiming that he tried to help Lio in WWE, but Lio lied to him about things.
Lio accused Henry of tearing down African American wrestlers.
Lawsuits were threatened, many exchanges were had in interviews and social media, and things eventually died down.
Until Lio popped up at AEW Double or Nothing and became co-workers with Henry. Lio said that night that he had spoken to Mark and they had an in-depth conversation but didn't provide further details. Lio retired from wrestling shortly after Double or Nothing, but returned and signed with AEW on the September 29 episode of Dynamite, making them co-workers once again.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, Lio discussed his current relationship with Mark.
"Me and Mark Henry's relationship is super cordial now," he said. "I think it came down to two very strong personalities and two very different eras of wrestling and we agree to disagree. We're about to be working together now and AEW is such an incredible place to be. It would be foolish of us to carry on any kind of whatever it was as it was pretty random and wild."
Lio continued, recalling the first time he ran into Mark at AEW.
"The first time I meet Tony Khan, I was walking backstage trying to meet him for the first time and somebody told me he was in his office. I'll never forget, it was like a movie scene, I open up the door a little and I see Tony Khan. I open it up more and I see Mark Henry. I'm like, 'of all times, why now?' but I'm glad it happened that way because Tony knew about the issues we had together and he said we should probably talk it out, which we all agreed. We talked a little that night and I saw him again the other week. It was me coming down the hotel elevator and there's Mark Henry just solo. I'm like, 'Alright, great.' We started talking and later on in the night, we figured we should take a picture because it was a pretty cool thing itself, just that we were able to have a conversation and I thought it would be cool for everyone to know that we had that conversation and squashed it," he said.
Lio is currently trying to bail people out of bad situations in AEW and has helped secure big matches for Matt Sydal and Dante Martin.
Henry serves as a scout, ambassador, and commentator for AEW.
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