Mark Henry shocked the world when he made his debut at the AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view last year. AEW became only the second company ever that Henry has worked in. He also can’t wrestle for a sad reason.

The World’s Strongest Man has also signed a multi-year deal with the company. The WWE Hall Of Famer has yet to compete inside the squared circle after signing with AEW.

While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry revealed that he suffers from a brutal spinal injury that keeps him from competing in the ring. In fact, he sometimes has to use a wheelchair to get by.

“Bully, to be honest, to be completely transparent, I got nerve damage is why I don’t wrestle, in my back, in my [sacroiliac (SI) joint]. It will just go out, and I’ll be on the ground, and there have been times where I do too much at AEW, and I have to take a wheelchair through the airport, and it sucks because I’m prideful, and I hate it when I can’t walk through the airport. Feels like my leg is on fire. I’m not saying for a pity party for me; I’m saying that Darren Droszdov is in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, paralyzed from the chest down


I know countless other guys that are on canes and [in] wheelchairs too,” he said, keeping optimism that it’s something that won’t worsen. “My doctor told me, ‘Hey, man. You know you can surgically get that fixed?’ And he said, ‘Don’t do it until you can’t walk no more.” He’s like, ‘Let that be your last alternative.’ So I feel it, but I’m not there yet, you know what I’m saying?”

Henry had previously stated that he wants to wrestle in AEW but that won’t be happening anytime soon. Henry last competed in the ring as one of the many participants at the Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018. We hope Henry does recover from his injury soon enough.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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