Mark Henry’s debut at the AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view in 2021 certainly made waves, but he is no longer part of the company as Henry confirmed he would not be re-signing with AEW. Throughout his run there he never got to have a retirement match and he has now addressed that fact.

Mark Henry had previously stated that he wanted to wrestle in AEW, and that never came to fruition for the three years he was with the company. Many fans were disappointed with this as they wanted Henry to have one last match.

While speaking to Chris Van Vliet on the Insight podcast, Mark Henry talked about never having a retirement match. Henry noted that his back simply gave out on him and it was simply not feasible for him to compete in a retirement match and he admitted putting off back surgery.

”Yeah, my body said man f*** your plan! My back gave out. It just never allowed me [to compete] and I can probably have surgery. I keep putting it off, because I just want to keep moving around. But eventually I’m gonna have to just get it fixed.”


Mark Henry’s post-AEW plans have also been revealed. Nonetheless, The World’s Strongest Man is happy with his life right now even if he will never get a retirement match, something he has just accepted now.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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