Mark Henry hasn't been in AEW very long, but he already sees big things for two stars.
Henry has always had an eye for talent, famously recruiting the likes of Bianca Belair and Braun Strowman to WWE and he has his eye on two AEW talents who he believes are special talents in wrestling.
"Man, Ethan Page. All ego. The dude is something else. Ricky Starks. I mean, Ricky, he’s been injured, he comes back one week and just murders the screen, just kills it. The Brian Cages of the world, the Darby Allins, the Britt Bakers – I didn’t even mention the [Young] Bucks or Kenny [Omega], the people that are fixtures on the show. You asked me about who struck me. Ethan Page and Ricky Starks, they special," Henry told Joey Hayden of Dallas Morning News.
Along with Page and Starks, Henry named two more wrestlers with who he has already worked with in AEW.
"Darby Allin, a lot of stuff outside of wrestling," he said. "Will Hobbs, in wrestling. He had a match with [Adam] Page two weeks ago that was the best match he’s ever had. All of the big guys, I want them to concentrate and focus on being big guys. There’s a negative stigmatism to being big in wrestling – you’re not athletic, you can’t move, you can’t flip or fly. There’s a place for it if you’re the big guy, and it’s my job to teach them and give them the understanding. All of them know how, but my expertise is when and why?”
Henry will serve as an announcer on AEW Rampage and works in the AEW talent development department.
AEW Rampage debuts on TNT on Friday, August 13.