Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry has made a call on his future in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), declaring that he won't extend his contract for the wrestling promotion.

Brought into the company in 2021 as an announcer and to help with talent development, Henry has been a key backstage figure in the promotion.

Speaking on the Busted Open radio show, he revealed that his departure from the company was a mutual decision, and it is unknown what his next step in life will be.

“My contract with AEW is set to expire tomorrow, the 28th. And today, of course, is the 27th. So I wanted to address that matter," Henry said on the radio program.

"And Tony Khan said at the press conference that he was very happy and proud of what we did together. And I feel exactly the same way.

“I appreciate everything that happened at AEW with Tony Khan and the Khan family.

"I had a great experience, and I do feel like that it's time for me to take more time to handle and the Remarkable brand and focus that attention on what my next steps are. And I am not gonna be renewing my deal.

"And I think that, you know, it's a mutual thing. If I can't dedicate 100 percent of myself, then it's only fair for both parties to end the relationship on a positive note. And, like I said, it's been nothing but positive.

“I've done my best to help as many people as I could. There was still some things that I wanted to help with that I didn't get to finish, but those people have my phone number and anytime that they need to call me, I'm available for them.

“I am not leaving pro wrestling. What I'm saying is that I'm going to take some time to work on some projects and I'm going to come back again full force. Because that's what I do.”