Mark Henry is serious about wanting another match. The WWE Hall of Famer has dropped a tremendous amount of weight in preparation to get back into the ring.
While talking to Booker T’s Hall of Fame podcast, Mark Henry said that there are a lot of people who want to see him wrestle, some have never witnessed the World’s Strongest Man in action. To get ready for his big return, he’s already dropped 80 pounds from where he was at his last match. He also made a joke about what kind of man it will take to beat him at this point.
“There’s a lot of kids that didn’t get to see me wrestle. They only saw me on YouTube. It’s been enough time that has passed. Also, I quit before I had a last match, before I waved at everybody and said, ‘Ok. I had the pink jacket on. I’m sorry I lied to you all that I was leaving and retiring. I own it”.
“But, I did not get that match where you go and pay tribute to the fans and you go and you wrestle somebody that’s up and coming that’s talented and you give them, what we call, the rub. I didn’t do that, and I feel guilty. That’s why I’m doing it. I figure that I’m going to wait until I’m 50 so the expectation is lower. At 50, they don’t expect me to go out there and have a 20 minute, five star match, just to be honest (Henry laughs). I’m telling you that right now. Listen, I’m going to go out there in really good shape. I’m already 80 pounds lighter than I was when I had my last match. I’m going to be in really good shape. It’s going to take a good man to beat me, but it might not take him long.” (Henry laughs again).
We’ll pay close attention to this situation. If Mark Henry wants to wrestle again then there are a couple of places where that can happen. WWE is always a candidate, but AEW also seems like a viable option at this point.
Mark Henry is already in the WWE Hall of Fame, and he obviously doesn’t want his career to be over just yet.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote