Chris Jericho Apologised To Mark Henry On His First Night In AEW

Mark Henry holding an AEW microphone

Chris Jericho avoided a trip to the Hall of Pain by apologising to Mark Henry after his AEW debut.

After a 25-year career in WWE, Henry made the jump to AEW in May 2021, making his first appearance in the company at that year’s Double or Nothing. On the show, the star came out to greet the crowd and it was announced he would be an Analyst on Rampage.

The whole segment lasted less than a minute, whereas Henry had originally been told he would have a five-minute interview on air.

On the latest edition of the AEW-some Pod, Chris Jericho explained that the World’s Strongest Man’s segment was cut short because more time was needed for the Stadium Stampede match between his Inner Circle and MJF’s Pinnacle.

Jericho says he apologised to Henry later and everything worked out when the Hall of Famer got a longer segment on the following Dynamite.

“That was the debut of Mark Henry that night. He came out and literally had 30 seconds. As a pro, he was mad, but as a vet, he knew that’s what he had to do to save that time.

“Kudos to Mark. I remember apologising to him, ‘This is not how things work here. We apologise that you had to make the sacrifice.’ He got a longer segment on Dynamite, so it all worked out.”

Stadium Stampede match announced for AEW All In

All In at Wembley Stadium will be AEW’s biggest event to date and one of the biggest shows in wrestling history. As part of the show, it has been announced that Stadium Stampede will return for the third time ever.

For this battle, the Blackpool Combat Club will find three partners to face the rag-tag team of Eddie Kingston, the Lucha Bros, and the Best Friends.

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.