Mark Henry Confirms Whether His Future Is With AEW

Mark Henry Confirms Whether His Future Is With AEW

Mark Henry’s time with AEW began with his debut at Double or Nothing three years ago. Initially, he would take on the role of an analyst for AEW’s then-upcoming new show, Rampage, although that position transitioned into a coaching role, focusing on the psychological side of wrestling. However, amidst reports that his contract is about to expire, the WWE Hall of Famer has confirmed on Busted Open that he won’t renew his deal, a decision he described as mutual.

“My contract with AEW is set to expire tomorrow, the 28th. And today, of course, is the 27th. So, I wanted to address that matter. And Tony Khan said at the press conference that he was very happy and proud of what we did together. And I feel exactly the same way. I appreciate everything that happened at AEW with Tony Khan and the Khan family.

I had a great experience, and I, do feel like it’s time for me to take more time to handle and the Be Remarkable brand and focus that attention on what my next steps are. I am not going to be renewing my deal, and I think that you know, it’s a mutual thing. If I can’t dedicate 100% of myself, then you know, it’s only fair for both parties to end the relationship on a positive note.”

Mark Henry

Following a very successful powerlifting career, Mark Henry broke into the wrestling industry via WWE in 1996 at the age of 24. From there, he worked for the company for over two decades and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2018. Still, despite this, he revealed following his AEW signing that he felt he was being held back in WWE and decided to switch promotions after a heart-to-heart conversation with Vince McMahon. Nevertheless, it will now be interesting to see whether a return to WWE is in his future, as it seems likely he’d at least be offered a WWE Legends contract so he can appear in upcoming video games and have action figures produced.