Mark Henry Says There Is A Chance He Won't Come Back To WWE - Why He's Threatening Retirement, The Full Story Regarding His Health & Why He Angrily Shot Back At Our Report Regarding Medical Clearance

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We reported exclusively here on Premium on November 26, 2012 that Mark Henry was officially cleared to return to the ring and mentioned a creative plan that came up (which obviously was changed). Last Sunday, we noted here on that Henry was cleared to return and it could happen at any moment.

This prompted a response from The World's Strongest Man where he went on Twitter to deny he was cleared to return. The response drew a firestorm as we received contact from all parties involved over the article with the NEWZ sites even giving their account of the situation. One popular "story" stated Henry denied a "report elsewhere" but later removed the Tweet. While he certainly denied our report, he didn't delete the Tweet. The ultimate question is, if Henry isn't cleared to compete and it was simply an account of false information, why all the fuss? This is because there is more to the story.

We're told Henry "definitely" has clearance from WWE doctors to return but doesn't want to come back unless he's happy with the booking plans. He has a personal doctor that says he's not ready and he's using that for leverage. If he's coming back in a top spot, he'll suddenly be ready, but otherwise, he's threatening retirement.

In Henry's response to our report he claimed was false, he chose his wording very carefully. Let's take a look:

It's true there is a chance that Henry won't come back [to WWE] but that's by his own choosing. When Henry says he hasn't been cleared, he means from his doctor. WWE is ready for him to come back but until Mark knows exactly what the plan is and is happy with the plan, he isn't committing to anything.

I spoke with another source within the company that commented how Henry spent more than a decade collecting his downside and going along with creative plans but following his sole World Heavyweight Championship reign last year, he decides he will take nothing less than a prominent spot on the roster.

  • snuggle

    I agree with Henry, just like Big Show for years they did whatever Vince asked. One of the worst story lines was Henry and mae young having a baby. He deserves to be in the main event picture.

  • Mike

    Well Richard, if Mark Henry starts charging for air, you better keep your bill paid.

    • Richard Gray

      Yeah it's not an ideal situation to piss off a 400 pound man but what do you do?

      • Michael

        I got your back. Im just as big as him. Ill be like Crash Holly (R.I.P.)

  • havoc525

    With all that he’s done for them, he deserves to be able to go out as a top guy.

  • Nostaljack

    Mark Henry typed words on a screen. He may not even be that upset. 'Course, I'm not sure he wants his motives put out there for the world to read. Doubt it'd hurt him too much. He can just deny that too, of course.

    • Richard Gray

      When WWE calls it's a big deal… And they called.

      • Nostaljack

        Whoa. They called you? That makes almost no sense. Why call based on story on a website? No offense of course (you're getting my money – this is the best place for wrestling news anywhere) but can't they just deny it – saying you don't know what you're talking about and move on?

        • Richard Gray

          Yes and I told them this story before it ran.

  • ligerarion

    This smells like a work to me. I don’t just mean Henry, but Richard too. I have a feeling this is leading up to a Wrestlemania match between Mark Henry and Richard’s choice (probably DBry or Antonio Cesaro) with Richard in their corner. Did Richard sell out to WWE? Find out right here on WNW: Where the news hits first.

    • Richard Gray

      My credibility is more important than anything which is why I come out swinging whenever I'm questioned. I'd never sellout for a storyline or any amount of money. This website exists to provide users with something different, a level of quality that goes unmatched across the board. I take great pride in that.

      • ligerarion

        Which is why this is the only website I go to for wrestling news. I don’t have time to bother with those other sites that post stories for buzz. I know nearly every story on this site is accurate, and the ones that aren’t, you own up for. You guys have been slowly building up my confidence in this site over the years and haven’t let me down yet.

        But in regards to my original comment: A reader can dream, can’t he? Haha!

  • John

    Mark Henry has had so many awful gimmicks & stupid storylines that he deserves to have his last run in the company as a main event level star. I can understand why he never got an opportunity early in his career with all the big stars they had back then, but with how weak the main event scene is right now, Henry is more than capable of being amongst those guys.

  • Gary

    I loved Henry's heel run. He was good on the mic and the unstoppable heel character, which he should have always been, was great to watch. I know injuries always played a part in him not being pushed but it was nice to watch when it happened. Hall of Pain!

  • _JIM_

    I’m happy for Henry. After 10 years he finally got a taste of what being at the top of the card feels like last year, and what it can bring him, and he doesn’t want to give it up. Who would? He’s smart to use whatever leverage he can find. Because you better believe that WWE will.

  • Scott

    Well what i just read. He stated he has been cleared to return by WWE Doctors, but Henry's Doctors say otherwise. Richards source obviously heard about the WWE side not Henry's side. So in a way this info was reported correctly i think. Henry deserves a top push, but hey this is what it is. Richard i defended you for once instead of giving you, my opinion on wrestling. Haha don't get use to it lol

  • partyjereme

    The Slammy Awards were obviously legitimate because the most popular guys won all the awards they were up for, if anybody but Cena won the Superstar of the Year or if Team Hell No beat the Rock for the LOL Moment of the Year then I might question the legitimacy of the voting. Also the Raw Active poll was not rigged, Daniel Bryan may of gotten more votes over a 24 hour time period but he wasn't winning during Raw when it actually mattered.

    • XKonn247

      It was rigged. It’s been confirmed rigged. Don’t live in the clouds, friend.