While it is not a secret that Mark Henry intends to retire pretty soon, it does come as a bit of a surprise that he is telling the media that he wants his final match to be at Wrestlemania, which makes it seem like he is retiring in a couple of weeks. WWE does want Henry to stick around backstage after he is done as an in ring performer. Mark hasn't really had a feud in quite some time.
January 15, 2016
In a rather interesting tidbit, Mark Henry revealed that he was ready to retire as an in ring performer back in 2013. The former world heavyweight champion was more than willing to remain with WWE in a backstage role. However, when he went to the headquarters and spoke with Vince McMahon, he was somehow convinced to sign another multiple year deal by the CEO.
October 8, 2015
Due to the fact that he has faced racism backstage in WWE before, a lot of people sought out Mark Henry to see how he feels about the latest fiasco involving Hulk Hogan. Henry felt that Hogan was a friend for years, but he was extremely hurt and disappointed to hear the words that came out of the Hulkster's mouth in the recently released audio tapes.
July 24, 2015
It is no secret that this will be the final contract that Mark Henry signs with WWE as an in ring performer. Both sides acknowledged that his time is coming to an end. However, the widespread belief was that Henry would stick around with the company and work backstage. He said so himself a couple of years back. It looks like the former world heavyweight champion has had a change of heart and wants to try his hand in Hollywood instead.
April 26, 2015
When a potential feud was in the works between the two, Dean Ambrose and Mick Foley decided to work everyone into thinking that there was legitimate backstage heat between the two. They did such a great job that even a few of the WWE superstars fell for it. Mark Henry, in particular, was one of those who felt that Ambrose was disrespecting a legend like Foley. Henry even offered to fight Ambrose backstage as a sign of respect towards his longtime friend.
December 26, 2014