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.
In order to sell the on screen injury that he suffered from Brock Lesnar on Monday Night Raw, Mark Henry wore an arm sling with his suit while he was backstage at the WWE Network press release event in Las Vegas last night.
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.
The belief is that Mark Henry will be retiring from WWE as an active in ring performer after his latest contract expires. The former World Heavyweight Champion signed a new three year deal with the company earlier in the year.
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.
Big E Langston is basically guaranteed a spot on the Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay per view, but WWE has not decided if it will be a singles match or a tag team match with Mark Henry at the moment.
The current plans for Big E Langston has him working a big match against Mark Henry at the Royal Rumble. The two will be selling a mentor and pupil story line on episodes of Monday Night Raw first.
The burial of Ryback continues in WWE, as Mark Henry made a surprising return at the Survivor Series to answer his challenge. The former World Heavyweight Champion picked up the pin fall victory in less than five minutes after hitting the World's Strongest Slam.
With Mark Henry and Sheamus backstage today, there's rumblings that a big return could be taking place at the Survivor Series tonight.
There's talks that Mark Henry could be utilize as potential challenger for Randy Orton and the WWE Championship prior to Wrestlemania 30.
Booker T, Sheamus, Rey Mysterio, Kaitlyn, Alicia Fox, Mark Henry, Jimmy Hart and Mick Foley are hosting a Wrestlemania 30 part in New Orleans this weekend.
Speculations about a Mark Henry return have popped up because of comments made by the WWE star on Twitter.
Advertisements for Wrestlemania 30 are being focused on John Cena, Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio and Mark Henry.
Mark Henry dressing up as Rick Ross for Halloween was covered by TMZ.
With his new look, Mark Henry decided to dress up as rapper Rick Ross for Halloween.
While he has impressed fans with his new physique, WWE does not have a specific return date for Mark Henry.
While there were rumors floating around that he was considering retirement already, former World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry has decided to stick around with WWE for another three years by signing a new contract extension with the company.
Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho, Kane, Mark Henry and Randy Orton all stepped into the steel cage at Elimination Chamber 2013, but it was Jack Swagger, accompanied by Zeb Colter, who victoriously walked away from the event with a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship.
Alberto Del Rio won Royal Rumble 2011 by last eliminating Santino Marella. Other participants in the match include Alex Riley, Big Show, Booker T, Bray Wyatt, Chavo Guerrero, Chris Masters, CM Punk, Curtis Axel, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Ezekiel Jackson, Great Khali, Heath Slater, Hornswoggle, Jack Swagger, John Cena, John Morrison, JTG, Justin Gabriel, Kane, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Mason Ryan, R Truth, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Sheamus, Ted DiBiase, Tyler Reks, Tyson Kidd, Vladimiz Kozlov, Wade Barrett, William Regal, Yoshi Tatsu and Zack Ryder.
Edge won Royal Rumble 2010 by last eliminating John Cena. The other contestants in the match include Batista, Beth Phoenix, Big Show, Carlito, Chris Jericho, Chris Masters, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Evan Bourne, Great Khali, Jack Swagger, John Morrison, JTG, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Matt Hardy, MVP, R Truth, Shawn Michaels, Shelton Benjamin, Ted DiBiase, The Miz, Triple H, Yoshi Tatsu and Zack Ryder.
Chris Benoit shocked the wrestling world when he was able to win the Royal Rumble and earned himself a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania. He was successfully able to eliminate the Big Show to win the match.