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Mark Henry’s Hall of Pain Run Will Likely Be His Final

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Mark Henry and his “Hall of Pain” returned on Monday night’s Raw and left a in his wake a devastating path of destruction. For Henry, the almost-yearlong return likely signals his final run as an active wrestler for the WWE.

At last year’s WrestleMania, when the WWE universe last saw Henry, he was coming off his best stint since joining the WWE 17 years ago. He won his first world heavyweight title cleanly over Randy Orton, after taking out top names along the way. As Henry is a longtime veteran of the roster, it was nice to see a different person in the title picture for a change.

It’s a shame that an injury sidelined him when he was riding so high, and it’s a shame this upcoming WrestleMania seems like it might be his last. Only Triple H and the Undertaker have been with the WWE longer, but since Henry’s just not at their level, don’t expect him to challenge either.

What could happen is one final bullrush through the WWE roster that ends with Henry losing at WrestleMania in his sendoff match. The next few weeks should have Henry plow through the likes of Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, Kane and Daniel Bryan, and then a larger built wrester – like the Big Show or Ryback – should be the one to end Henry’s career.

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Since The Big Show has been a major heel in the last year it’s tough to see him filling that role, though he is the best candidate. For Ryback, it gives him a WrestleMania opponent and a much needed win. It works for both, as one star leaves and the other reaches a new level. The image of Ryback holding the monstrous sized Henry on his shoulders for Shell Shocked could be mentioned for years.

While Henry may have more than a few months left in him, it can’t be that long. He’s had numerous injuries and this last one had him out for close to a year. Even if he wanted to stay longer, all the years of competition on someone that size is usually too much for the body to take.

Whatever happens, Henry has greatly improved from when he debuted as a 24-year old. He showed heart when most doubted him. He deserves one good, final run before he bows out.

 

 

  • IamLisa

    Joe Lisnow, I have some advise for you.

    As an opinion piece writer, you need to conduct extensive research and ensure that your articles are much more detailed than the ones you’ve written so far.

    I’ve been very impressed with Colin Hunter thus far. Follow his lead.
    No hard feelings, it’s just my humble opinion.

    • Mick

      I concur.

      I con old people out of their savings, too.

      **This message was brought to you by the Please Fire Joe Lisnow Foundation**

      Thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/ObnoxiousHack Obnoxious Hack

    Actually we last saw Henry a few weeks after Mania when CM Punk beat him on Raw to retain the WWE Title.

    And there’s nothing in the article to indicate that this will “likely be his final run,” other than some un-detailed speculation. I would imagine that if someone rehabbed for almost a year, they would be doing so in an attempt to come back for more than a two-month stretch.

    • Mick

      totally agree. The author is just providing wild speculation but presenting it as factual material.

      Please tell, “Joe Lisnow” of Rebellion Media (LOL)

      Who in the industry can you cite as a source for what you CLAIM?

      Mark Henry has more than this years’ Wrestlemania left in him.

      **Message to Website** Please sack Joe Lisnow

  • fcpmac

    Mark Henry is one of few guys who just has ‘it’ as a heel. No-one ever really got behind him as a face but everyone wants to boo him as a heel. His slams on Raw genuinely looked impressive and he’s improved greatly in the ring as has Big Show over the last 5 years. I hope it isn’t his last run but I know he’s quite injury prone now, maybe let Ryback shellshock him at WM and give him a WM moment that will build Ryback too.

  • Stever

    Yeah.
    Colin Hunter rules.
    Joe – pick up your game or getta out here!

  • God

    Ryback to end The World’s Strongest Man’s career?

    NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE.

    • CMmox

      said God and then all lil jimmies around the world started to cry…

      • Mick

        “CMmox” – I’m not sure if you are aware, but “Lil Jimmy” is an imaginary character that Ron Killings uses as part of his gimmick whilst working for WWE Enterprises. He is openly outed as being imaginary on television by the commentary team, and the fact that no on-screen person has ever played the character of “Lil Jimmy”, I wouldn’t rule this out as a possible storyline for future! Possibly a young up-and-coming negro in OVW is brought in as “Lil Jimmy”? Who knows! But I can confirm that at present he is not under contract with WWE.
        You’re welcome.

  • Y2J

    I’ve never been a big fan of Henry, but I’ve been watching him since 1999, and I’m definitely going to miss him when he’s gone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lcljbrm.fitz Lcljbrm Fitz

    good article.you really gave a veteran his dues. the man is everything u say.and you are right about thr Ryback thing , it would be compared to Hogan lifting Andre.

    • Mick

      Hogan lifting Andre?

      Don’t exaggerate. Henry has never been more than a mid card mainstay – he only won his first World Title after spending 17 years at WWE.

      Trust me, if it happens, it won’t be ANYWHERE NEAR as monumental!

      • http://www.facebook.com/lcljbrm.fitz Lcljbrm Fitz

        not as monumental. but definetly someting that seems impossible to do

  • PimpDaddy2099

    WWE should team up Mark Henry w/ Big Show & Big E Langston. Have all 3 them form “Pain Incorporated”

  • Mick

    Joseph Lisnow is a Newly-Outed Homosexual who has a passion for the male genital organs, the male rectal opening and a fetish for wrists. He’s working
    to obtain his High School Diploma at a Special School in New Jersey. He has been writing for Remedial Media Papers Inc
    since the 2012 summer – that’s right, he’s just started. Despite evidence to the contrary, Joe claims he held various editor titles at
    local papers. Staff at his school claim this is a fantasy associated with his confidential mental health and learning disabilities.

  • willy Beans

    Could Ryback even get em up,he had trouble with Tensai Henry got him by good bit

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630651864 Mike Dimter

      that was tensais fault not ryback’s

      • willy Beans

        You my sir are correct. I went back and watched it and have to agree with you.

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