AEW Legend’s Contract Set To Expire

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A wrestling legend who works for AEW has a contract that is close to expiring.

When wrestling fans think of Mark Henry, they think of his legendary career in WWE that saw him sign with the company in 1996 after being a successful powerlifter. Henry had a lot of ups and downs in his WWE career, but he eventually became a World Heavyweight Champion who ended up in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.

Mark Henry debuted with AEW on May 30, 2021, at the Double or Nothing PPV. It was announced at the time that he would be an announcer on Rampage and work as a coach for the company. Henry has appeared on Rampage often to interview wrestlers before the main event.

It has been reported by Fightful Select that Henry’s AEW contract is set to expire soon. It’s possible that it was a three-year deal since we are getting close to three years since his debut.

The last time Henry competed in the ring was at the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble event in April 2018 with his last singles match coming in February 2017. Henry has teased having a match for AEW although it hasn’t happened yet.

What Role Does Mark Henry Have In AEW?

In October 2023, Mark Henry explained his role with AEW by saying he was a “psychology coach” in the company.

“I never changed titles. You know me. I’ve always been a conduit. I always been a guy that wanted the greater good to happen. I always wanted everybody to get to the top. I always wanted success for everybody. There was a time when I had a role. I helped run the community effort, the educational programming I ran. I don’t do that now. It’s a hard job that requires a lot of time.”

“I’m spending more time working on the psychology side of wrestling with each individual wrestler. I like the fact that I can influence guys into seeing that everything don’t work for them. It’s more of being a psychology coach than a physical coach. We got guys that teach them how to do it. I teach them where to do it, when to do it, and why you’re doing it. Those are the things I feel like is the more important elements in pro wrestling.”

In addition to working for AEW, Henry is also a regular co-host on the popular Busted Open Radio Show on Sirius XM Radio.