AEW Reveals It Has Signed WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry At Double Or Nothing
Mark Henry has followed in the footsteps of Paul Wight and signed with AEW, as was revealed at Double or Nothing.
AEW made the mistake of announcing a big signing ahead of time earlier this year. The tease started a few days ahead of time leaving fans’ minds to wander for far too long. Some thought the Hall of Fame level talent was going to be CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, even John Cena. When it turned out to be Christian Cage, a lot of fans felt a little let down.
Living Up To The Hype
Had Christian debuted at Revolution unannounced, it would have been a big deal, because it was. Sadly his arrival couldn’t live up to the hype. AEW had a similarly sized arrival to reveal at Double or Nothing on Sunday night. However, it didn’t make the same mistake again.
AEW didn’t reveal that it had an announcement to make until Tony Schiavone was in the ring with a mic in his hand. The announcer revealed that Mark Henry is now All Elite and the WWE Hall of Famer appeared on the stage behind him. Henry will apparently act as an analyst on AEW Rampage, and also as a coach behind the scenes. Rampage was announced earlier this month and will air on Friday nights starting on August 13, 2021.
World’s Strongest Analyst
Henry didn’t say anything himself, but Schiavone revealed The World’s Strongest Man will be on Dynamite this coming Friday. Henry has followed in the footsteps of his good friend Paul Wight, formerly known as WWE’s Big Show. Wight has been working as an announcer on AEW Dark: Elevation, but has previously claimed his contract allows him to wrestle should the opportunity arise.
The finer details of Henry’s contract will likely become clear in the coming days. Whether he will be an analyst and a coach and nothing more, or if he also plans to reignite his in-ring career under the AEW banner. Henry has been showing off his weight loss recently. That coupled with this big new career move could mean he is keen to wrestle a match or two. If Sting can do it at 60, then Wight and Henry must have a match or two left in them too.