“There’s Interest on Both Sides” – Mark Henry on Signing Braun Strowman to AEW

Published 06/13/2021, 1:55 PM EDT


Ever since Braun Strowman has been released from WWE, fans haven’t stopped speculating about his next destination. All Elite Wrestling seems to be the inevitable stop in his journey. Interestingly, even Mark Henry has come out and talked about interest in signing him.

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During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Mark Henry revealed that there is interest among both parties (AEW and Strowman) to join AEW. He said,

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“Super high on my list. It’s not all Mark Henry decision. But there already is interest on both sides. So, you know, hopefully by the time he’s allowed to wrestle in august, I think the middle of August, then we could have a serious conversation about contractual things of that nature. But right now there’s interest on both sides”

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Where will Braun Strowman end up?

Corresponding to reports, ‘The Monster Among Men’ has told organizers that his demand price is in the five-figure range, and isn’t looking to take independent bookings as of yet.

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DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 22: Braun Strowman arrives during to the WWE Live Duesseldorf event at ISS Dome on February 22, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Although there has been no concrete evidence that Braun Strowman will join AEW, the result seems inevitable. WWE couldn’t pay the big wages in Strowman’s contract so they had no other choice but to let him go. His salary worked against him and he made a huge mistake in negotiations because when he signed his new deal if he pushed for it, probably could have gotten a no-cut contract that a few of the bigger names have.

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Strowman, being such a hot commodity, will have no difficulty finding a new wrestling platform. The fans will soon be able to watch their favorite monster step into the ring and destroy his opponents.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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