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News: Mark Henry Hinting A Retirement Soon.

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Mark Henry

Mark Henry, an Olympic weightlifter, the world strongest-man in WWE history. And he has been around in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for more than 20 years.

In weightlifting

He was a two-time Olympian in 1992 and 1996, and a gold, silver and bronze medalist at the Pan American Games in 1995.

Henry is WDFPF World Champion (1995), and a two-time U.S. National Champion (1995 and 1997) as well as an all-time raw world record holder in the squat and deadlift.

Henry was a three-time U.S. National Weightlifting Champion (1993, 1994, 1996), an American Open winner (1992), a two-time U.S. Olympic Festival Champion (1993 and 1994) and a NACAC champion (1996).

He holds all three Senior US American weightlifting records of 1993–1997.

In 2002 he won the first annual Arnold Strongman Classic.


He joined the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) back in 1996, and still working on the Raw brand.

His popularity started as part of the Nation of Domination, which includes the Rock, Farooq, D’Lo Brown and Kama Mustafa.

He has become a one-time WWF European Champion and a two-time world champion (ECW Championship in 2008, and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship in 2011).

He had a short-lived gimmick known as the “Sexual Chocolate” where he attempted to woo the likes of Mae Young and Chyna.

Henry famously cut his fake retirement speech back in June 2013, as he attacked John Cena afterwards.

Recently on the episode of Table for 3

He talked about transitioning to a backstage role in the past, hinting that he is close to calling an end to his in-ring career. As of now, no date has been set in stone for Henry’s retirement.

He has spent almost two decades with WWE, and his body has incurred a significant amount of wear and tear.

Mark Henry’s Dream Match…

Back in 2015, Henry told WNS Podcast about his retirement. 

“I want to go out in dramatic fashion,”

“Win, lose or draw I want to have a retirement match and a lot of guys have done it. Maybe even let the WWE Universe decide what my match will be.”

“It’s coming.”

His Chosen Superstar is…

“Daniel Bryan is one of my favorite wrestlers. As a talent, as an entertainer, the way our fans love and revere him. There’s never been a match he and I have been in where it was bad. He is one that I would definitely like to consider. He’s been gone a long time dealing with injuries and I know how that feels and I know that somebody like Daniel with his credentials would be really cool,”

Writer’s View

WWE should give Mark Henry, a much deserving grand retirement and a proper induction to the Hall of Fame.

Because he can still be a valuable asset for the company once he retires, and a good help for the younger stars in the years to come.


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