With the influx of talent continuing to walk through the WWE doors, it was only going to be a matter of time before the older talent step aside and let the future stars make their mark.
That’s something that could be happening right now, with 411Mania reporting that both The Big Show and Mark Henry are being phased out as in-ring competitors.
Obviously, they’re not active stars in the sense that they’re out there every single week. But they’re usually readily available whenever they need to step in, a recent example being Kane at WWE Backlash when he came out to face Bray Wyatt at the last minute.
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They’re claiming that the two of them will remain with the WWE, and are slowly transitioning into corporate roles. The reason for this is they’ve been great servants for the company, and both giants are well-liked backstage and management is fully aware that their names still hold some value.
So, the WWE are still trying to milk whatever they can out of the both of them, whether that be sporadic appearances abroad or merchandise for example.
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They’ll also do a lot more public relations work because of the legacy they’ve both built as two of the most successful ‘big men’ in the organisation's history.
Big Show hasn’t been seen on WWE television since July, and the company has only used him in various live events as a special attraction for fans that attend, so the writing team don’t need to create any stories for him.
Henry hasn’t been used since August. Similar to Big Show, he’s also been used as an attraction for live events because of his size while they’ve also called him to appear here and there on both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live, whenever they need him.
Henry has been vocal about wanting to retire once his performer contract expires, and wants to remain with the company in some capacity.
The expectation is that Show will follow suit, but there could be other ventures he may be interested in, such as pursuing a career in Hollywood or perhaps even comedy.
Regardless of what the rest of their in-ring career hold for them, they’ve been loyal to the company and could be huge assets behind the scenes.
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