Mark Henry says he will part ways with AEW but isn’t leaving wrestling

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Mark Henry recently revealed that he won’t be renewing his current deal with AEW, allowing him to focus on other ventures.

Henry, who was a long-time WWE talent before signing with AEW in 2021 as a TV personality and coach, joined SiriusXM program Busted Open Radio to announce the latest move in his career.

Henry spoke positively about his time in AEW and cited his departure as a shifting of priorities in his career.

“My contract with AEW is set to expire tomorrow, the 28th,” Henry said. “And today, of course, is the 27th. So, I wanted to address that matter. Tony Khan said at the press conference that he was very happy and proud of what we did together, and I feel exactly the same way. I appreciate everything that happened at AEW with Tony Khan and the Khan family. I had a great experience and I do feel that it’s time for me to take more time to handle and The Remarkable brand and focus that attention on what my next steps are. And I am not going to be renewing my deal. I think it’s a mutual thing. If I can’t dedicate 100 percent of myself, then it’s only fair for both parties to end the relationship on a positive note. And like I said, it’s been nothing but positive.”

Henry, a WWE Hall of Famer, was quick to shut down any rumors that this was some sort of exit from wrestling.

“I am not leaving pro wrestling,” he said. “What I’m saying is that I’m going to take some time to work on some projects, and I’m going to come back again full force because that’s what I do.”

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