Mark Henry reveals conversation he had with Vince McMahon before joining AEW. The WWE Hall of Famer recently joined the rival promotion.
WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry is now officially part of AEW. The World’s Strongest Man has been with the WWE since the beginning of his career. However, he has now turned to rival promotion AEW in the twilight years of his career.
Speaking on the latest episode of Sirius XM’s Busted Open, Mark Henry spoke of the conversation he had with Vince McMahon prior to jumping ship. He told the WWE Chairman that he felt he was being held back and needed to leave be successful.
Mark Henry reveals conversation he had with Vince McMahon before joining AEW
“Everybody knows me and Vince got love for each other, and more than love, respect. Me calling him and saying what needed to be said came from a place that was like a brother telling his older brother, ‘Man I’m tired of being in the shadows. I feel like somebody beneath you is holding me back. And if somebody is holding me back, I gotta go.
“I feel like I’m being held back and I’m not getting what I want and I want to be successful. I want to be able to earn more and get those pelts on the wall.’ It was like the coolest thing, he was like, ‘You know everything you need to know. If you feel like you need to go, I don’t necessarily want it, but if you feel like you need to go, then go. I know you’re going to be successful.’
“That’s what you want. I’m not going to run from a conversation like that. Nobody will say Mark Henry is unloyal. There were times I was offered more money and didn’t leave. Everything wasn’t perfect, but what family is perfect? I had a good experience and learned a lot, I spent more time in production and the trucks than I did around the ring and in catering. I always had an executive mindset.”
Mark Henry is a Two Time World Champion in the WWE. He won the ECW Championship back in 2008 but his crowning achivement was winning the World Heavyweight Championship from Randy Orton in 2011. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
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