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
The new movie about NWA has caused a good amount of debates and some controversy. Mark Henry decided to add on to that. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he was boycotting USA Today because of an ignorant article that was written. He was not specific, so fans are left to guess which one pissed him off. For those that don't know, Henry was a big part of the racial controversy in WWE not too long ago.
August 19, 2015
During his podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Mark Henry went off on a bit of a tangent towards the former wrestlers that are filing lawsuits against WWE. The former world heavyweight champion stated that the majority of the guys that are trying to capitalize off the company only worked briefly for World Wrestling Entertainment. Henry does not feel that they should be paid.
July 31, 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
While he has not been on television in quite some time now, WWE actually does have plans for Mark Henry at Wrestlemania penciled in. The former world heavyweight champion is expected to be one of the surprise entrants during the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. There are even talks that he could be the one to win it this year because management needs another top level heel who can be utilized as a challenger for Roman Reigns.
March 11, 2015
A very interesting tidbit was revealed by Vince McMahon during a recent interview with Muscle & Fitness magazine. He once was able to beat Mark Henry in the gym. The two of them were lifting weights together, and McMahon came out on top. The WWE CEO stated that he was able to do that because he outsmarted Henry, who came in with a lot of adrenaline because he was overly excited about competing with McMahon.
February 23, 2015
Since he has been struggling with a variety injuries of the last couple of years, many believe that retirement might not be that far off for Mark Henry, who recently stated that the latest contract extension that he signed with WWE would be his last as an in ring performer. The speculations have caused some to wonder about the net worth of the former world heavyweight champion. According to Forbes magazine, Henry is worth approximately $4.5 million.
January 27, 2015
For those of you that might not have noticed, Mark Henry was not utilized by WWE for the entire month of December. That has led to some questions about his status within the company, especially since he was forced to lose so quickly during the Survivor Series main event. The rumors floated around enough that Henry himself has decided to respond via social media. The former world heavyweight champion explained that he was simply injured.
December 30, 2014