Paul Wight, formerly known as Big Show in WWE, has heaped praise on Mark Henry and revealed that he would like to see him make the move to AEW.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on her ‘Oral Sessions‘ podcast, the ‘World’s Largest Athlete’ said that he missed Henry and thinks he would be “amazing” for AEW. He went on to explain that the ‘World’s Strongest Man’ would be an asset to the company because of his instinct for finding talent and the success he’s had with helping athletes over the years.
“There’s one guy that I miss all the time, but I don’t know if he’s ever going to wrestle again. That’s Mark Henry. I love him. Mark would be amazing here because he’s got an eye for finding talent.
“And that’s the thing about Mark that a lot of people don’t know because of the way his character is done on TV and all that. There’s so much depth to that man. He’s a lot smarter than people know. He knows everyone under the sun and he’s got a Rolodex full of athletes that he’s helped, get better, train better, become wrestlers, get into colleges they want to go to, get tryouts for pro teams they want to go. I mean he’s just unbelievable.”
Wight also joked that if Henry did sign with AEW, the pair would be like the cantankerous old muppets, Statler and Waldorf.
“His heart is so big, the way he gives to athletes and helps athletes. For me personally, I’d love Mark here because then we could be like the two old men in the Muppets who sit in the corner. That’s me and Mark.”
Paul Wight shocked the wrestling world when he signed with AEW in February. He will provide colour commentary for their new YouTube show, Dark: Elevation, and is also expected to wrestle for them in the future.
Mark Henry has not been seen on WWE TV since the Raw ‘Legends Night’ special, where he appeared in a mobility scooter and was mocked by Randy Orton. However, since that appearance, the former World Heavyweight Champion has said that he wants to wrestle again this year.
Credit to Wrestlezone for the transcription.