Tony Khan Comments On Mark Henry, Lio Rush Joining AEW

Last night, AEW Double or Nothing went down live from Daily’s Place, where former WWE Superstar Mark Henry was announced as one of the most recent people to become “All Elite”. Henry will be a part of the new AEW Rampage show, which is set to air on August 13th, and he will join the commentary desk. “The World’s Strongest Man” will also be a coach in AEW.

AEW President Tony Khan stopped by the Double or Nothing post-show press event, where he commented on the WWE Legend joining All Elite Wrestling. Tony said:

“Mark Henry and I are friends. 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. A great wrestler, a great mind, a great scout, and a great analyst in wrestling. He gives his opinions on the 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. 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.”

Khan also took time to share his thoughts on another new addition to the AEW roster, Lio Rush. Tony stated:

“I haven’t got pen to paper but Lio and I have a handshake where he can work here and New Japan. He wanted to keep working here and I think we’ve worked something good out on a handshake. I think he has a handshake with New Japan too and that’s what we’ve been doing and it’s been pretty good. I think it’s a good way to work. So far, so good.”

(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)

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