AEW have officially announced that Mark Henry has signed a multi-year deal with the company. He will feature as an analyst on AEW: Rampage, which will air on Fridays from August 13th, as well as being a coach, scout and mentor.
The WWE Hall Of Famer surprised much of the wrestling world by appearing at AEW’s Double Or Nothing on Sunday night. Many perceived Henry as a WWE “lifer” following his 25-year stint with the company. The World’s Strongest Man had worked in multiple roles, including ambassador, mentor and on-screen analyst for WWE following his retirement from full-time in-ring competition in 2017. Henry last appeared on WWE television on the January 4th edition of Raw in a verbal confrontation with Randy Orton.
The former World Heavyweight Champion cited a desire to “do more” as the reason for his WWE exit. Nonetheless, his departure was amicable. AEW’s newest signee revealed on SiriusXM Busted Open Radio that he received Vince McMahon’s blessing to pursue a new path:
Henry is another big coup of AEW, and follows in the recent footsteps of Paul Wight in joining the company, who was vocal in the past about wanting Henry to join him.