Mark Henry Says His Son Jacob Will Follow In His Footsteps As Wrestler

Mark Henry says his son is very determined to follow in his footsteps as a wrestler, even if he winds up being the greatest football player alive.

On camera, Mark Henry helped sire a hand-baby along with an elderly Mae Young. However, away from the camera, Mark Henry has children of his own and he says that his son, Jacob, is the most likely to join the family business and become a professional wrestler.

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Answering a comedic question on AEW Unrestricted about the hand-baby that he sired Mae Young becoming a second-generation wrestler, Mark Henry revealed that his son has already told him he only wants to play football for a handful of years before becoming a wrestler. Also, Mark Henry still has no idea why Mae Young gave birth to a hand.

“I still to this day don't get it. I've asked Vince several times, ‘Why a hand?’ He goes, ‘It’s a hand,’” Mark Henry recalled regarding his famous Attitude Era angle. “But if there is going to be a second-generation wrestler to come out of the Henry family, it will probably be my son Jacob, who is a superfan. He really loves wrestling and has said that he doesn't care if he is a pro bowl player, he's only going to play for about four or five years and then he's going to quit playing football and start wrestling.”

Mark continued, “I’m like, “Well, what if you end up being the best guy in the league?’ He’s like, ‘Well, I'm going to have to make enough money early so I can go and establish my life and I can do what I want to do, which is wrestling.’ I’m like, ‘More power to you. When you get there, hopefully, I will still be alive,’ but if I'm not here to enjoy it, I'm sure that the fans will really enjoy it.”

AEW already has multiple second-generation talents ranging from Cody and Dustin Rhodes to newcomers like Brock Anderson and Brian Pillman Jr.

Elsewhere on the same podcast, Mark Henry revealed that he would like to see WNBA star Liz Cambage take a chance on professional wrestling. Learn more here.

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