It was announced this week that Mark Henry would be a part of the inaugural class of the International Sports Hall of Fame on March 3.
The event will take place during the Arnold Sports Festival and will apparently be a yearly thing at the festival for inductions to occur.
Henry is a longtime competitive weightlifter and he legitimately earned his nickname of World's Strongest Man by completing some superhuman feats of strength.
Besides his career in wrestling, which has spanned almost two decades, Henry has held numerous titles in weightlifting and broken a number of records.
He began lifting in high school and competed in and won three state championships. Once he moved to college, he was recruited to be a part of the Olympic weightlifting team.
He placed 10th in the 1992 Olympics and 14th in the 1996 Olympics, where Kurt Angle won his Gold Medal in wrestling.
During his time as a professional lifter, Henry was billed as The World's Strongest Man and he proved it time and time again by breaking records for dead lifts and squats, being able to squat 832 pounds while still in high school.
It is great to see Henry get recognized for something many fans have probably forgotten he was a part of. He deserves credit for being a great athlete and a reliable performer who has never once tried to jump ship from WWE because he felt misused.
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