AEW star Mark Henry has given some insight into his backstage role in the company.
After nearly 25 years in WWE, Mark Henry made his AEW debut on the 2021 edition of Double Or Nothing. Initially, Henry worked as a commentator on Rampage as well as having backstage roles in the company.
During a recent appearance on The Kurt Angle Show, Henry explained to his fellow WWE Hall of Famer why he sees himself as a “wrestling counselor” rather than a coach.
“I feel like I’m more of a wrestling counselor than a coach. I don’t teach them how. I want them to already know how.
“I teach them where you do it, when you do it, why you do it and I teach them how to think outside the box because that’s what Stu Hart did for me, and Leo Berke and Tom Prichard and Rip Rogers and Jim Cornette did for me.”
The World’s Strongest Man enjoys working one-on-one with AEW stars and appreciates their recognition of his efforts.
“I enjoy the personal one-on-ones [with talent], the people I talk to every week. It’s working, and when you see what you do works, it’s gratifying.
“I sit back sometimes like, ‘Man I did that.’ And the kids, they smile. Action Andretti, every time he walks past me he [smiles], and I know what it means. He’s saying thank you.”
Will Mark Henry Ever Wrestle Again?
With Paul Wight recently returning to action on the November 15th edition of Dynamite, fans have wondered if Henry might follow in his former foe’s footsteps and wrestle for the first time since 2018. In an interview back in October, the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion admitted another match is “in there” but he doesn’t know what it would take for it to happen.
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