WWE WrestleMania 28: Why Mark Henry vs. the Miz Would Be a Great Match

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IMarch 8, 2012

The card for WrestleMania XXVIII is shaping up to be a fantastic pay-per-view thus far, and wrestling fans, as a whole, are looking forward to professional wrestling’s biggest event of the year.

Over the last few weeks, The Miz has stated on various WWE programs that no matter what he will be at WrestleMania XXVIII, just as he was last year.

Although the main event ship has already sailed for The Miz, he still could be involved in a program with a great WWE superstar. 

Some wrestling fans would wonder on who The Miz could grapple with, and that answer is “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry. Many would argue that Mark Henry’s limited ability in the ring due to his ankle injury would hinder from him having a decent match. 

But he has been involved in some great matches over the last few weeks against The Big Show, Sheamus and others on RAW and SmackDown, so against a WWE superstar like The Miz, Henry would put on a great match, even though it would most likely be a short one.

A lot of wrestling fans are not fond of The Miz’s wrestling ability and his lack of character depth, but if it was booked in the right way, he could get over is a big way if he defeated the former World Heavyweight Champion.

If Miz were to defeat this gargantuan Mark Henry, he would have great promo material for weeks and no doubt would brag about it to anyone in the WWE Universe, whether they wanted to hear it or not.


On the flip side of the coin, the WWE could book this match in Henry’s favour. A program could be built on Henry getting sick and tired of hearing The Miz whine and complain about not being in the main event of WrestleMania. 


Henry would then challenge The Miz at Mania, and the match itself would be a total squash, reiterating Mark Henry’s status as an unstoppable monster. The squash would make sense from a booking perspective because of Henry’s ankle problems.

From the wrestling business perspective, both Henry and The Miz deserve to be at WrestleMania XXVIII.  A lot of people in the Internet wrestling community have argued that The Miz was blamed for the low pay-per-view buy rates at the 2011 Survivor Series, but that's not the case at all. 

The Miz has made some mistakes over the last few months, but overall, he's a good performer, and he does have his legion of fans that would love to see him at WrestleMania.

In 2011, Mark Henry had the best year arguably in his entire career in the WWE. He was booked solid as a monster heel that destroyed Randy Orton and captured his first World Heavyweight Title. He worked hard on his promos and his in-ring work and should be rewarded with a huge WrestleMania pay increase.

If this match never sees the light of day, The Miz and Mark Henry should, at the very least, be booked in separate matches at WrestleMania XXVIII.  They would make great additions to the already stellar card at the “Super Bowl of Professional Wrestling"—WrestleMania.