WWE News: Mark Henry reveals his current status with WWE
What’s the story?
While speaking with 6 ABC Action News, WWE veteran Mark Henry spoke about his current role in the WWE and if he is open to a possible in-ring return.
In case you didn’t know…
It is somewhat confirmed that former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry has recently retired from in-ring competition after serving for WWE for well over two decades. Henry’s last match in the WWE took place during Wrestlemania 33 when he competed at the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal match.
Henry is also a former one-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, former ECW, and European Champion as well.
The heart of the matter
During his exclusive interview with 6 ABC Action News, Mark Henry said that he is still open to a possible return to in-ring competition. Henry claimed that he will consider returning to the squared circle only if his body feels right, down the road.
“Some young punks feel like they have too many words that they can't back up, I might step back”- Mark Henry stated.
Furthermore, Henry also talked about his current role in the WWE, to which he claimed that for the most part, his deal right now is to try and bring more awareness to the WWE and its charities and programs. The former World Heavyweight Champion also added that his current role also includes travelling around the entire world and introducing the WWE business to the people who don’t have an idea about today’s product.
“Our developmental franchise, NXT, I scout. There are guys in the company now: Braun Strowman, Baron Corbin, [and] Apollo Crews that I've helped cultivate, ya know and say, 'Hey, that guy can do something. Bring him in.”- Mark Henry stated.
As Mark Henry continues to do his job as a scout for the WWE, we have certainly learned the fact that the former World’s Strongest Man is indeed open to an in-ring return, so we will now have to wait and see what the future holds for Henry.
I think Mark Henry is doing a great job off-screen for WWE right now and I also believe that the 46-year-old deserves a break from in-ring competition.