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Tony Khan discusses Mark Henry joining AEW

While AEW made announcements regarding its All Out and Full Gear pay-per-view events during Sunday’s Double Or Nothing show, the biggest news that was shared involved Mark Henry.

The WWE Hall of Famer has signed with All Elite Wrestling where he will be the new analyst on AEW Rampage when the show starts in August on TNT. It was also confirmed that Henry will appear on Friday’s episode of Dynamite to do a promo segment.

Just like Paul Wight departing from WWE to join AEW, it was a surprising move as both stars had been with WWE for such a long time. In Henry’s case, he had been with the company since 1996.

During a media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan commented on Henry joining the promotion.

“Mark Henry and I are friends and Mark told me he was available and to do things that I would be really interested in doing. I thought that would be really interesting because he’s not only a good friend, but a really respected person in the wrestling business, not just a great wrestler, a great mind, a great scout, and a great analyst in wrestling.

He gives his opinions on the [Busted Open] radio, but he provides great scouting reports and he really has helped mentor a lot of wrestlers in addition to being a great wrestling mind. And I think he could be not only a great on-air personality but a great backstage influence. He’s a great friend and person. So it’s just great to have Mark in the AEW family, and it was great to announce it on such a special show.”

You can watch the entire scrum by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 7:40 mark):

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