Mark Henry Says He Will Leave AEW At The End Of His Deal, Won’t Be Leaving Professional Wresting

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Mark Henry has confirmed his impending departure from AEW.

At Double or Nothing in 2021, Mark Henry made his first appearance for All Elite Wrestling. Having ended his in-ring career back in 2018, Henry served as analyst, coach and scout for Tony Khan’s company during his tenure, and was even known for his endearing work as a backstage personality on AEW Rampage, often introducing the main events of the Friday night show. However, it seems as if his time with AEW has come to an end.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry revealed that his AEW deal is set to expire within the next 24 hours, and that he has decided not to renew his contract. He notes that their working relationship with end on a positive note, and that he’s available if they ever need him again.

“Well Dave, you know my impending contract status has reached an end. My contract with AEW is set to expire tomorrow, the 28th. I wanted to address that matter. Tony Khan said at the press conference that he was very happy and proud of what we did together and i feel the exact 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 Remarkable brand and focus that attention on what my next steps are, and I’m not going to be renewing my deal. It’s a mutual thing. If I can’t dedicate 100% of myself, then it’s only fair for both parties to end the relationship on a positive note. Like I said, it’s been nothing but positive. I’ve done my best to help as many people as I’ve could. There are still some things that I wanted to help with that I didn’t get to finish, but those people have my phone number and anytime that they need to call me, I’m available for them. I am not leaving pro wrestling. What I’m saying is that I’m going to take some time to work on some projects and I’m going to come back again in full force because that’s what I do.”

-Mark Henry

Henry clarifying that he does not intend to leave the industry of pro wrestling will undoubtedly now raise questions over what he will do next. He may opt to take a break from that side of things, but he seems set on eventually taking another role within the business, and it will certainly be interesting to see what the 52-year-old chooses to pursue.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on Mark Henry’s AEW departure as soon as we hear more.

H/T to Fightful for the transcription.

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