Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry recently revealed the actual reason behind leaving WWE and joining AEW. ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ is one of the latest addition to the AEW roster.
Henry started his professional wrestling career through WWE in 1996. He was a member of the famous heel stable Nation of Domination and after that he adopted in new gimmick called the sexual chocolate throughout the attitude era.
Mark Henry Reveals Why He Went To AEW
During the ruthless aggression era, she played the gimmick of the World’s Strongest man and till his retirement he played this gimmick only. In his long WWE career he won the WWE European championship, ECW championship, and the World Heavyweight championship.
During the AEW pay per view event Double or Nothing, he made his AEW debut. But he did not come to the promotion as a wrestler but as an analyst.
WWE always help valued Mark Henry as a huge deal. He was one of the most favourite wrestlers of the owner of WWE Vince McMahon. He was even scheduled to beat the famous WrestleMania streak of the Undertaker. After Randy Orton he was the first professional wrestler who was scheduled to beat the legendary WrestleMania streak of the Undertaker. But Henry declined to do so.
Mark Henry spoke to Busted Open Radio where he revealed the reason behind joining AEW by leaving WWE. Here is what he had to say;
“My deal was up. This is not something that was recent. I go back to five months, six months. I wanted a position in the office and I wanted everything that comes with it.”
On his loyalty;
“Nobody will ever say, ‘Mark Henry is unloyal.’ I’ve been loyal. There were times I was offered more money and I didn’t leave. 25 years with the same company, through the good, through the bad. I was there. Everything wasn’t perfect. What family has a perfect existence? Not very many, but mine was really good. I had a good experience. I learned a lot. I spent more time in the production office and in the trucks than I did around the ring and in catering. I always joke about being in catering and all that, but man, I always had an executive mindset.”
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