Mark Henry Claims Adam Cole-Pat McAfee Incident Was Not A Work

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NXT star Adam Cole and former NFL punter-turned-WWE personality Pat McAfee made headlines for a recent skirmish on McAfee's self-named show. When McAfee began pushing Cole's buttons (particularly over his height), Cole got heated and began firing f-bombs in response.

The incident led some to wonder whether it was staged for the cameras, or if Cole was actually angry at McAfee.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry claimed the altercation was not a work, and believes WWE needs to capitalize on it.

Said Henry, "Pat started pushing his buttons. Adam Cole was the heel because he started it, and I love Adam Cole. He was the one that said, 'of all people to try to poke somebody. You were a punter.' He was the one that stabbed first. So he's the heel.

“Usually the best things come from reality and I think if it’s not, it will be. It should be. But, I don't think it is. This is not a work, this is real s**t that's going to have to be turned into business because it's too good not to.”

(Credit to Fightful for transcription)

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.