AEW have confirmed that Mark Henry has signed a “multi-year deal” with the company.
Henry who made a surprise appearance at AEW Double or Nothing will work as a broadcaster and in talent development. A role which will see him work as a scout, coach and mentor behind the scenes.
The WWE Hall of Famer will make his first foray behind the announce desk with the launch of AEW Rampage on Friday August 13th.
Commenting on the signing, AEW President Tony Khan described acquiring Henry as “an honour.”
“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,”
“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.”
For his part, Henry said that he “can’t wait” to begin working with an incredible AEW roster.
“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.”
The man formerly known as Sexual Chocolate made his debut with WWE in 1996 after competing at the Atlanta Olympics as a weightlifter. Henry would remain with WWE for the next 25 years, famously winning the World Heavyweight Championship before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.
Henry’s final WWE appearance came at RAW Legends Night in January.