While there are still plans by WWE to push him, Big E Langston has essentially been neglected by the creative department over the last couple of weeks because the writers simply have not come up with anything for his character to do with Mark Henry being off television.
Since the company wanted to sell the brutality of Brock Lesnar for his match against Big Show at Royal Rumble 2014, they had Mark Henry work an injury angle and take a couple of weeks off. It looks the former world champion is returning to WWE, possibly as soon as Monday Night Raw this week.
"I'm a performer at heart and want to have the best performance. You just find a place in your mind where there's a trigger and you can go from being happy to emotional in a heartbeat if you're there and I was mentally there. I had so many people call about that. Arsenio Hall, Big Show and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin [reached out]. Austin said he smelled a rat. I was like, 'If you smelled a rat, it's in your house.' Nobody saw that coming. He was like, 'I've been around too long kid. I could smell a rat in a woodpile.'"
Since he intends to retire after his current contract expires, Mark Henry has started looking at career opportunities within the company. The former World Heavyweight Champion has expressed interest in having his own show on the new WWE Network.
It looks like Mark Henry will be skipping the Royal Rumble this year, as WWE has written him out of the story line, in order to sell the beating from Brock Lesnar on Monday Night Raw this week. The story line states that he has a broken elbow from the attack.
While all signs are pointing to him working a match against Mark Henry at the Royal Rumble, there are still talks about putting Brock Lesnar with the Big Show, who is expected back on Monday Night Raw next week, at the pay per view.
To further sell the story line and the beating, WWE.com has posted an article about how Mark Henry has bruised ribs after being attacked by Brock Lesnar on Monday Night Raw this week. Henry is actually fine and the two are still scheduled for a match.
With Brock Lesnar returning on Monday Night Raw and demolishing Mark Henry, word going around is that the two of them are being set for a match at the Royal Rumble. It's a way to get Lesnar on the show without him having to lose in the battle royale.
Word going around right now is that WWE will throw Brock Lesnar into a quick feud with Mark Henry to build him back up again after a lengthy hiatus from the company. The former UFC champion is expected to show up on television in a few days.
If you've ever wanted to see big Mark Henry dancing to Billy Jean, the classic hit song from music legend Michael Jackson, then you should probably check out the latest rounds of live events by WWE. The company has been giving fans that treat this week.
A little war of words is going on through Twitter, as WWE legend Jake Roberts has called out Mark Henry for burying his good friend Kizarny a couple of years back. Henry actually took the time to defend himself in a tweet, which has increased interest.
Since WWE wants to save his big match against Mark Henry for Wrestlemania 30, it appears that the creative department will be setting up lower level and mid card performers as challengers for Big E Langston and the Intercontinental Championship.
John Cena, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, Mark Henry, Big Show, Fandango, Great Khali, R Truth, Bella Twins, Summer Rae, Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H were all in attendance at the Wrestlemania 31 press conference in Santa Clara.