As reported in December, Henry pulled his groin in a match with John Cena the week prior to the TLC pay-per-view. It is reported that while many officials wanted Henry to take some solid time off to heal up, Vince McMahon wasn't as sympathetic. McMahon had Henry lose the World Heavyweight Title to Daniel Bryan. McMahon pushed Henry to continue working the dates scheduled which had led to frustration on Henry's part.
Mark Henry has lost many of his recent television matches and it is believed this is happening due to the high possibility of him leaving WWE.