Mark Henry Told WWE He Wanted To Prove His Worth Prior To Departure
Henry wanted to do more
Mark Henry told WWE he wanted to do more in the industry prior to his departure.
The World's Strongest Man signed with Vince McMahon's company all the way back in 1996, but he had done little of note since 2017 and ultimately opted to sign with AEW earlier this year.
Henry felt he could still do more in wrestling while with WWE and he revealed on the AEW Unrestricted Podcast that he told the company he would look elsewhere if they didn't have more for him to do.
"I alluded to the fact that, where I was working before that, you know, for what I was doing, it was not enough for me, that I was going to have to look for work elsewhere. I was told, you know, 'I mean, that's, that's what you gotta do. You gotta look out for your family. I understand.' I said, 'But you know I'm competitive and I want to win and prove to you and everybody else that my efforts don't go unnoticed. I didn't become a world champion in three different sports by accident and a national champion four times in another sport," Henry stated.
"So I've been pretty busy and I've had a lot of success and it's about [being the] product [of] but hard work and exposure. So that's what I feel like my biggest gift is going to be to the talent is I paid attention and I'm exposed to a lot of things in a bunch of different areas and if you just, you know, humble yourself a little bit and not kill the messenger, you'll come away from it a better person."
Henry will debut as an AEW announcer later this month on August 13 on the first edition of Rampage.
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