Pro wrestling legend and former WWE Superstar Mark Henry shocked the world when he made his debut at the AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view. AEW became only the second company ever that Henry has worked in. Many fans are excited about Rampage’s debut and they won’t have to wait long.

The WWE Hall Of Famer is set to be an analyst for AEW’s upcoming show AEW Rampage. AEW President Tony Khan also revealed more details regarding Henry’s role in the show and how he even made his way to AEW

The World’s Strongest Man signed a multi-year deal with the company. While speaking with the New York Post, Mark Henry talked about AEW Rampage’s announce team, which will comprise of himself, Excalibur, Taz and Chris Jericho. Henry believes that the four-man team was chosen as a safety mechanism.

I’m the new guy. They already have a great relationship and they can put on a great show. I think it’s a safety mechanism. I think just in case that I get on there and I’m not good, (AEW president) Tony (Khan) had to put the safety mechanism in place and throw Chris (Jericho) out there just in case we have to save this thing. I don’t think he has that to worry about. I think we’ll start off a four-man booth and I think once they realize that I can handle it we’ll go to a traditional three-man booth,”


(When asked how AEW can make sure Rampage stays on the level of Dynamite) “The way you do it is with talent. The better content you have the better things that can be said about it. I’m not gonna dummy it down if I see something that’s not good. This is something that I’ll put my coach’s cap on and I’m gonna have to pull that guy and that girl aside and tell them that, “Hey, you got to do better.” That’s a style of analysis that you don’t get on traditional wrestling because nobody’s doing double roles, triple roles. I’m putting my hand in the community area, I’m putting my hand in the coaching area and the physiology-based area and I’m doing commentary.

“I want the guys and girls that appear on television to realize that sometimes…I’m gonna be critical because it’s my job to be critical on (SiriusXM’s) “Busted Open” and I feel like that’s what people want. They want to hear our opinion. I will preface it, what I’m saying is my opinion. When I have a hard take, it’s gonna be this is opinion or the facts speak for themselves.”

We will have to wait and see how Mark Henry will fare as part of the commentary team on AEW Rampage this week. The company has some big plans for Rampage as an A-Show. Their Friday night at 10:00 PM time slot might go to damage some of the viewership due to its late timeslot, but plenty of fans will undoubtedly tune in to The First Dance special in Chicago’s United Center on August 20th. They are also hoping that four-man announce team will call CM Punk’s return to pro wrestling.

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