WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry has confirmed his retirement from the ring, now wanting any of the pain that comes from professional wrestling any more.
The former World Heavyweight Champion wrestled his last match in 2018, but was rumoured to be coming out of retirement after signing for AEW in 2021.
However, he has put that to bed during a recent interview, and will strictly focus on his backstage career from now on.
Mark Henry Retirement
Speaking on WJAR, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry confirmed that he has retired from wrestling, and will not be stepping into an AEW ring again.
The former World Heavyweight Champion has worked as a coach and a commentator in AEW, but always teased stepping back into the ring.
This is similar to Paul Wight (The Big Show), who has wrestled a handful of matches in AEW, alongside his commentary position.
Speaking to WJAR, Mark Henry was asked about stepping back into the ring for one last match, before the World’s Strongest Man confirmed;
“No, no. Don’t try to wish pain on me! if anybody hits me, I’m calling the police.”
With his last match being five years ago now, it would appear that Mark Henry does not have a lot left in the tank.
Mark Henry’s Last Match
Mark Henry’s last match in wrestling was a surprise appearance at the 2018 Greatest Royal Rumble.
Henry entered fifth in the match, to a big pop from the Saudi Arabia crowd. The World’s Strongest Man managed three eliminations, throwing out Curtis Axel, Mike Kanellis and Sumo wrestler Hiroki Sumi.
However, he was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan, lasting only 46 seconds in the match.
Mark Henry wanted to stay in the WWE following retirement, writing up a plan for his future for Vince McMahon.
However, that was rejected, and he was released from the company with little fanfare, although he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.
You can read about why he left WWE by clicking the link below.
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