It is a done deal. AEW have brought Mark Henry into the fold with a multi-year deal. He has signed on as an analyst, coach, scout and mentor with the company.
“I have been fortunate to experience a great deal of success in my pro wrestling career. From my own in-ring title runs and creative storylines, to identifying and scouting some of the top talent in pro wrestling business today, to my role as a broadcaster, I have long worked to stay ahead of the pro wrestling curve. The overall quality of professional wrestling has skyrocketed in the past few years, and I’ve been very impressed by the meteoric rise of AEW. I’m excited to join the broadcast team on AEW Rampage and I can’t wait to work with the incredible roster at AEW,” said Henry in a statement.
An American Olympian weightlifter, world record holding powerlifter and Hall of Fame professional wrestler, Henry will serve as an analyst on the broadcast team for the brand-new, hour-long show AEW Rampage, debuting Friday, Aug. 13, on TNT at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
“It’s an honor to welcome Mark Henry to AEW. Mark came into pro wrestling already established as a legendary powerlifter, and he applied his greatest tools, his cerebral approach to sport and his unprecedented work ethic, to become a legendary pro wrestler as well,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “The mission of AEW is to be the best wrestling product in the world today. Mark’s illustrious presence and his great wrestling acumen will be tremendous assets to our company and our content, as we’ll utilize his esteemed presence not only on-screen, but also in the career development of our stars for the future.”
Reader Alert: Fans are reminded that they can catch a special Friday edition of AEW DYNAMITE live on TNT this Friday, June 4, at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.