Mark Henry, the legendary WWE Hall of Famer, recently spoke about his last conversation that he had with Vince McMahon before joining All Elite Wrestling. Mark Henry made his All Elite Wrestling debut at Double or Nothing 2021.
He will most likely not be an active competitor, but many fans were happy to see him in the promotion. Mark Henry is one of WWE’s most recognized wrestlers, especially because he was a genuine strongman. In fact, he was known as the World’s Strongest Man, in WWE.
He has fought some of WWE’s best wrestlers of all time. According to him, Vince was not harsh to him when he revealed that he will join AEW. He spoke about it on the Busted Open Radio.
Mark Henry On Speaking to Vince McMahon About Joining AEW
“It wasn’t negative,” Henry said.
“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 of like, a brother telling his older brother ‘man I’m tired of being in the shadows.
I feel like someone beneath you is holding me back. And if somebody’s holding me back, I’ve got to go.’ Cause you can tell everybody what to do, but there might be something that comes with that. I felt like I’m being held back, I’m not getting what I want.
I want to be successful. You know I want to be able to learn more, I want to get those pelts on the wall. “And man, it was just like the coolest thing. He was like ‘man, you know everything you need to know. You go and 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. There’s a lot of people that are kind of scary and unloyal or whatever. Nobody will ever say Mark Henry is unloyal.
I’ve been loyal. There were times where I was offered more money and I didn’t leave. Twenty-five years, with the same company, through the good and the bad, I was there. Everything wasn’t perfect, but what family has a perfect existence? Not very many.
But mine was really good. I had a really good experience, I learned a lot. I spent more time in the production office and in the trucks than I did around the ring and in catering. I always had an executive mindset”.