Mark Henry is a WWE Hall Of Famer and a legend in the professional wrestling business. However, he did not start in the independent circuit. After he got a call from Vince McMahon in 1996, he made his way to WWE.
Henry then made his way to AEW last year. While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry revealed that he suffers from a brutal spinal injury that keeps him from competing in the ring.
“Bully, to be honest, to be completely transparent, I got nerve damage is why I don’t wrestle, in my back, in my [sacroiliac (SI) joint]. It will just go out, and I’ll be on the ground, and there have been times where I do too much at AEW, and I have to take a wheelchair through the airport, and it sucks because I’m prideful, and I hate it when I can’t walk through the airport. Feels like my leg is on fire. I’m not saying for a pity party for me; I’m saying that Darren Droszdov is in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, paralyzed from the chest down
I know countless other guys that are on canes and [in] wheelchairs too,” he said, keeping optimism that it’s something that won’t worsen. “My doctor told me, ‘Hey, man. You know you can surgically get that fixed?’ And he said, ‘Don’t do it until you can’t walk no more.” He’s like, ‘Let that be your last alternative.’ So I feel it, but I’m not there yet, you know what I’m saying?”
h/t Wrestling Inc