Mark Henry Leaving AEW

Mark Henry & AEW mutually agree to part ways

From Tuesday, May 28, Mark Henry will no longer be a part of All Elite Wrestling, the WWE Hall of Famer announced on Busted Open Radio

"Well Dave [LaGreca], 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," Henry said.

"It's a mutual thing. If I can't dedicate 100 per cent 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 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 joined AEW in 2021, debuting at that year's Double or Nothing pay-per-view. Henry briefly served as a commentator but he was primarily used on-screen as an interviewer/personality on Rampage. He also worked behind the scenes as an analyst, coach, scout, and mentor during his time with the promotion and Henry helped expand the AEW community outreach programme. 

It emerged earlier this month that Mark Henry's deal was set to expire.

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