According to the man himself, Mark Henry has a new role in WWE — locker room enforcer!
“Me being gone this last year and a half, there’s a lot of stuff that’s happened in the locker room that would’ve never happened under my watch,” The World’s Strongest Man claimed on the most recent episode of Sam Roberts’ podcast “Notsam Wrestling,” while he was discussing his new responsibilities with the host.
“People arguing and fussing about stuff,” Henry replied when Roberts asked him to elaborate. “There’s been a couple of people be habitually late, which Vince hates,” he continued. “But he don’t have Taker or Me. Booker’s not there — only at TV. Big Show’s been injured. So all the guys that hold peoples’ face to the fire is not there.”
Henry went on to tell Roberts that he’d heard stories of younger members of the WWE locker room refusing to clean up after themselves:
“That shit is finna come to an abrupt stop,” Henry insisted. “Because I will be at all pay-per-views now. We’re gonna reestablish the chain-of-command,” he added.
Later in the conversation, Henry told Roberts he’ll be at pay per view events and intends to maintain order backstage by suggesting that superstars be fined for improper conduct.
“People used to call it “the stooges”,” he said. “You can call me whatever you wanna call me. But what you wont do is make the business look bad.”
You can listen to the full episode here. The aforementioned conversation begins at around the 34-minute mark.