“I’ve Always Wanted Credit”- Mark Henry Reveals Why He Accepted an ‘Office Job’ in AEW

Published 06/02/2021, 9:55 AM EDT


The assumption that a pro-wrestler’s career ends within the squared circle is a myth. They can aspire to become something else in another capacity within the industry. Therefore, when Mark Henry realized he wanted to an office job, he moved on to a company that made it happen.

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At AEW Double or Nothing, Mark Henry made his debut as an analyst for the company. They kept his debut a secret from everyone, even the people working at the company. The idea was to let everyone enjoy the moment of joy.

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During a session with Busted Open Radio, Henry revealed why he wanted an office job.

“I’ve always wanted to be an executive. I’ve always wanted to get credit for the things that I say and my job depend on how well I do that.

“And as a talent, it’s undeniable, you go in, you have a good match, you have another good match, and you get a string of matches and people grow to know you like that.

“But in the world of being in the office, you know, you got to have pelts on the wall. If you don’t have pelts on the wall, and people tend to go, ‘Well, what is he doing?’

“So you know, I want to show man, I want to I want a room full of like pelts on the wall. Like, you know, Mark Henry did that Mark Henry did that. Like I’m very, I mean, it’s not vain. It’s just I’m ambitious.” H/t Busted Open Radio.

Considering Mark Henry’s history with the industry, he will be a huge success in the company.

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Tony Khan and Mark Henry had a brief conversation beforehand

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In an interview after AEW Double or Nothing 2021, Tony Khan said he was good friends with the former Superstar. Hence, when he learned that Mark Henry was looking to do something within the industry, he immediately signed on Henry to be a part of AEW.

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Mark Henry’s transition to AEW is an addition to the list of major names that have moved from WWE to AEW. Some of the other names are Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose), Chris Jericho, Big Show, Christian, and Matt Hardy.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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