Mark Henry shocked the world when he made his debut at the AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view back in 2021. AEW became only the second company ever that Henry has worked in. His appearance at the event was quite short, and it appears Chris Jericho apologized to Mark Henry after AEW cut significant time off his debut.

The World’s Strongest Man had 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, but fans have accepted it now.

Tony Schiavone eventually revealed that Mark Henry was originally supposed to have five-minute interview, but it got cut as the pay-per-view was running short on time.

While speaking on the AEW-some podcast, Chris Jericho revealed that he apologized to Henry for his time being cut short, as they needed to save time to get everything ready for the Stadium Stampede match.


”That was the debut of Mark Henry that night. He came out and literally had 30 seconds. As a pro, he was mad, but as a vet, he knew that’s what he had to do to save that time. Kudos to Mark. I remember apologizing to him, ‘this is not how things work here. We apologize that you had to make the sacrifice.’ He got a longer segment on Dynamite, so it all worked out.”

Mark Henry had previously stated that he wants to wrestle in AEW and the hope remains even now. Regardless, Henry remains a staple of AEW programming and that is all that matters.

What’s your view on this story? Do you feel Mark Henry deserved better? Sound off in the comments!

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