Mark Henry, who will be on the broadcast team for AEW Rampage, has explained how the show will be different from Dynamite.
The first episode of the new show will air on Friday, August 13, with the second being dubbed ‘The First Dance’ in Chicago where CM Punk will seemingly make his debut.
Speaking with TV Insider, Mark Henry said:
“I can tell you right now there is going to be a lot more humor in the commentating. As far as the show, AEW speaks for itself as a brand. You know what you’re going to get with the excitement, the athleticism. We want to make sure it’s more deliberate and shocking to the system. I think that AEW has already done that. My job is not to change anything. I’m just knocking some of the dust off and making a prettier picture. The business has never been better here. Every day it surges forward.
“I’ve been working with Tony Schiavone and getting advice from Jim Ross just like a talent would come to me for advice about psychology and training habits. It’s no different. I look to them for mentorship, direction. I’ve had some practices, trial runs. It has been highly successful. I’ve had a lot of fun doing it. Myself and Excalibur will really be at the forefront. It’s going to be a team effort. Everyone there, (Alex) Marvez, Jim Ross. We’re going to have talent sometimes come in and sit with us and do a three-person table or go to backstage interviews. It’s going to look SportsCenter–like.”
It’s not been confirmed yet who’ll be joining Henry on the broadcast team, but Tony Khan hinted in the past that a current AEW wrestler will be doing commentary.
Henry also recently said his son Jacob is eager to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a wrestler.