Mark Henry Shares Huge Update On AEW Future

Mark Henry

Mark Henry had some big news about his AEW status.

Three years after making his AEW debut at Double or Nothing 2021, Mark Henry has announced he’s leaving the company.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed his contract with the promotion expires on May 28th, and he won’t be signing an extension. Henry said the decision to leave AEW was mutual, and he’s looking forward to dedicating more time to other projects, although he was adamant he’s not leaving pro wrestling.

“Well Dave, you know my impending contract status has reached an end. My contract with AEW is set to expire tomorrow, the 28th. I wanted to address that matter. Tony Khan said at the press conference that he was very happy and proud of what we did together and i feel the exact same way. I appreciate everything that happened at AEW with Tony khan and the khan family.

I had a great experience and i do feel like it’s time for me to take more time to handle and the Remarkable brand and focus that attention on what my next steps are, and I’m not going to be renewing my deal. It’s a mutual thing. If I can’t dedicate 100% of myself, then it’s only fair for both parties to end the relationship on a positive note.

Like I said, it’s been nothing but positive. I’ve done my best to help as many people as I’ve could. There are still some things that I wanted to help with that I didn’t get to finish, but those people have my phone number and anytime that they need to call me, I’m available for them. I am not leaving pro wrestling.

What I’m saying is that I’m going to take some time to work on some projects and I’m going to come back again in full force because that’s what I do.”

Mark Henry Calls For Velveteen Dream To Get A Second Chance

Mark Henry was recently back in the news after saying he thinks it’s time for Velveteen Dream to get a second chance.

In April 2020, Dream was accused of sending indecent images to a minor, and this was followed by more allegations later that year.

The former WWE superstar was arrested in August 2022 for First Degree Battery and Trespassing. Dream was arrested again just six days later on charges relating to possessing drug paraphernalia. This second arrest was reportedly tied to a conviction in November 2021 on drug-related charges. The battery and trespassing charges were subsequently dropped.

H/t to Fightful