He was once the curator of the Hall Of Pain, and has done more for the acceptance of salmon coloured jackets than any man in history and now WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry is looking to get back in the ring for the fabled One Last Match.
Speaking this week on Busted Open Radio, the former World Heavyweight Champion said:
Now I’m walking on two feet, and I’m 325 pounds, I’m lighter, trimmer than I’ve ever been. I plan on having a match sometime in the next six months. I just wanna have one match. And if Randy is the guy, then so be it. Believe me, I’ll be ready, and I won’t be on one foot on a push scooter.
Having last wrestled at The Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia in April 2018, Henry also went on to cite an unlikely motivation for wanting to lace up his boots again – The longevity of his friend, Paul Wight/The Big Show:
I gotta wrestle in this decade, I’ve got to, because Big Show has wrestled in four and I’ve wrestled in three, and I can’t let him have that over me. That’s my brother, as close to one as I’ve got in wrestling, and I love him.
In a WWE career spanning 22 years since his 1996 debut, Mark Henry was known as one of the hardest working men in the locker room who persevered for years in the face of questionable booking and fan scorn to finally harness his physical gifts to become a talent who’s skills people truly appreciated, culminating in a world title win over Randy Orton in 2011 and then a WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2019.