Mark Henry believes that not only can Liz Cambage of the WNBA make it in wrestling, but will be spoken about in the same way that people speak about Andre the Giant.
Mark Henry knows a thing or two about transitioning from a run in the Olympics into professional wrestling. That is exactly what he did in 1996 which kick-started his 25-year run in WWE. Now, Mark Henry works with AEW and he believes that he sees major wrestling potential in a present-day Olympian.
Speaking on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Mark Henry revealed that he views Liz Cambage of the WNBA as a prospective name that could join AEW and if she does make it in wrestling, he believes that she could eventually have a legacy comparable to that of Andre the Giant.
“There is one that is retiring from the WNBA this year after the Olympics,” Mark Henry said when asked if he has his eyes on any prospect outside of the world of wrestling. “Liz Cambage. She is from Australia. 6 foot 7 basketball player, extremely athletic, but you can't teach her size. There hasn't been a woman be a giant in the business in a long, long, long time and I think that she can be a talent that we will talk about the way that we talked about Andre.”
Cambage actually withdrew from the Olympics, citing concerns for her mental health, in a social media post on July 16.
Anyone that knows me knows one of my biggest dreams is winning an Olympic gold medal with the Opals. Every athlete competing in the Olympic games should be at their mental and physical peak, and at the moment, I'm a long way from where I want and need to be. It's no secret that in the past I've struggled with my mental health and recently I've been really worried about heading into a "bubble" Olympics. No family. No friends. No fans. No support system outside of my team. It's honestly terrifying for me. The past month I have been having panic attacks, not sleeping, and not eating.
Relying on daily medication to control my anxiety is not the place I want to be right now. Especially walking into competition on the world's biggest sporting stage.
I know myself, and I know I can't be the Liz everyone deserves to see compete for the Opals. Not right now at least. I need to take care of myself mentally and physically. It breaks my heart to announce I'm withdrawing from the Olympics, but I think it's best for the Opals and myself. I wish them nothing but the best of luck in Tokyo and I hope they go forth and win a gold medal.
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In the past, Mark Henry has shown that he has high hopes for women in wrestling as he recently stated that he believes Jade Cargill could be spoken about in the same breath as Kenny Omega in a few years down the line. Learn more here.
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