ALL ELITE WRESTLING/MARK HENRY: Mark Henry on why he made the jump from WWE to AEW

Posted on 6/03/121 by Colin Vassallo

Mark Henry, who at Double or Nothing was revealed as the
newest AEW signee, talked a little bit why he “jumped ship”
from WWE after over 20 years with the promotion.

Speaking during the Busted Open Radio show on SiriusXM, the
world’s strongest man said that his deal with WWE expired
around six months ago and wanted an office position and
everything that comes with it.

“I talked to Vince himself, he said, ‘Write it up, you’re
somebody I’ll hear from, I’ll listen from,'” Henry said. But
he was told that a lot of cuts were incoming so the chances
were slim, even though he felt he was valuable enough not to
be cut eventually.

Henry added that he always wants to do more and likes to
stay busy. “If I think I can do it better than somebody else
and I can’t get that opportunity then I have to start
looking for that opportunity somewhere else…and I did.”

The Olympian’s new role with AEW will be of an analyst on
the new show Rampage and will also serve as a coach.

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