WWE Smackdown: Mark Henry as the Next Great WWE Commentator?

Justin WatrySenior WriterJanuary 7, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Mark Henry 'The World's Strongest Man' is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Is there anything this man can't do?

Last April, Mark Henry shocked the world by turning heel on John Cena. Soon after, he was on a path of destruction that was sure to lead to a World Heavyweight Championship. All of his fans knew of the big man's talents, but very few ever saw it.

Throughout the summer, Henry showed exactly what he is capable of in this business. He won his first World Title in his 15-year career in WWE, and all the doubters, haters, and cynics ate crow.

Not only was it an accomplishment to be under WWE contract for 15 years straight, he made the most of any story line he was given. Name me a few WWE stars who have been in WWE for 15 straight years...

The list is small.

Mark Henry has been through the thick and thin in WWE. He never quit because of being "misused" or not "being pushed right." He didn't eliminate himself in a battle royal because he was "unhappy" with his amount of TV time. Or any other unprofessional excuse to leave.

The man has been nothing but loyal to WWE, and his time in the company is finally paying off. It is called being a professional, folks!

Recently, he has been out of action due to injury, and my feelings on that are well known. He needs to stay out of the ring. I would not even have him step foot in the squared circle. The big man needs to be healthy before he does another match (or get physically involved).

Well, I think Mark Henry has found his calling in WWE when his career ends. Whether it is next month, next year, or in five years...the man has found his next career path!

Smackdown commentator.

Yes, he was excellent in that role last night on WWE Smackdown. Anybody that saw/heard his performance with Michael Cole and josh Matthews knows this. He was pure gold.

During the main event of Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show, who stole the show? Not Bryan. Not Show. Mark Henry stood out as being a gifted man on the mic, yet again. This time, it was calling a match.

I have often said I love commentators who were WWE legends. Everybody from Booker T to Mick Foley to JBL. I mean "legends!" Keep Matt Striker (former wrestler, not legend) away from the booth. I've heard enough of his "moves" and "clever" fun facts.

However, a legitimate (future) WWE Hall of Famer calling Smackdown? I am always all for that, especially if it is a man as loyal and hard-working like Mark Henry!

What do you folks think? How would Mark Henry do as a Smackdown commentator every week on Smackdown when his in ring career ends?

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