Mark Henry of AEW Shares the Fulfilling Elements of His Role

Mark Henry of AEW Shares the Fulfilling Elements of His Role

Being an AEW coach, Mark Henry is tasked with helping players in areas like the psychology of matches and developing character. In a recent episode of “The Kurt Angle Show,” Henry talked about his experience with the position so far and he also discussed the part that makes him feel satisfied.

“I feel like I’m more of a wrestling counselor than a coach,” Henry stated. “I don’t teach them how. I want them to already know how. I teach them where you do it, when you do it, why you do it and I teach them how to think outside the box because that’s what Stu Hart did for me, and Leo Berke and Tom Prichard and Rip Rogers and Jim Cornette did for me … I enjoy the personal one-on-ones [with talent], the people I talk to every week. It’s working, and when you see what you do works, it’s gratifying. I sit back sometimes like, ‘Man I did that.’ And the kids, they smile. Action Andretti, every time he walks past me he [smiles], and I know what it means. He’s saying thank you.”

After Andretti was undergoing three or four training sessions together in conjunction with Henry, All Elite Wrestling was willing to sign him up to a contract, which Henry considers to be a proof of his work. In addition to Andretti, Henry has also declared that he has enjoyed working with the former TNT Champion Powerhouse Hobbs who often refers to Henry as his “wrestling dad.”

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