WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry was recently a guest on the Not Sam Wrestling podcast, where he revealed that he will be taking on another role within the WWE. It’s not a new position and it’s one he’s had before, but he revealed he’ll be returning to the WWE locker room, but not as an active wrestler. He’ll be returning as a locker room leader to oversee disputes, discipline and other aspects, something that’s been missing according to Henry himself. While Henry states he’s not officially retired as an in-ring performer, his last WWE match was at the Greatest Royal Rumble last spring.
As Henry told the podcast, Henry will be on the road with the WWE, starting off at the PPVs. “I will be at all PPVs now. This is really new, like in the last two weeks,” he said. “Every PPV there’s going to be issues with people in the locker room. We’re going to re-establish the leadership chain of command.”
“Me being gone this last year and a half, there’s a lot of stuff that’s happened in the locker room that would have never happened under my watch,” the former World Heavyweight Champion went on to continue. “People arguing and fussing about stuff. There’s been some disrespecting my wife or my girlfriend type of stuff. There’s been a couple of people been habitually late, which Vince hates, but he don’t have Taker or me. Booker’s not there, only at TV. Big Show’s been injured. All the guys that hold people’s face to the fire is not there. That shit is gonna come to an abrupt stop. Because I will be at all pay-per-views now. We’re gonna re-establish the chain-of-command. People used to call it “the stooges”. You can call me whatever you wanna call me. But what you won’t do is make the business look bad.“
As far as being a “stooge”, Mark Henry has no problem going to Vince McMahon is problems persist the way they have. “One: I ain’t scared of nobody whooping my ass and Two: I’ve been there and done that enough where I know if I go to Vince and say, ‘Hey, he don’t respect nothing. His ass needs a fine. Maybe he’ll respect $1,500 taken out of his check. I did and I will do it again. The next time you’re late, it will go up probably by $200, so I suggest you get there early. That’s the conversations that will be had in the next year. You’ve got to be responsible. I don’t want the business to suffer because of one or two people not respecting it.”
Looks like the WWE Locker Room is about to become Henry’s new Hall of Pain.
You can hear the full interview below.