Washington Redskins' Adam Carriker: I Could Beat WWE's Mark Henry Arm Wrestling

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Washington Redskins' Adam Carriker: I Could Beat WWE's Mark Henry Arm Wrestling
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Adam Carriker on Mark Henry: "I've got to think at some point age has caught up with him. He's been in the business a while… I'm still a young stud."

Who would win in an arm wrestling contest between WWE Superstar Mark Henry and Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker?

No doubt it's a question that has kept you up at night on countless occasions.

So, in an effort to satisfy the minds of the millions (and millions) of Redskins and WWE fans—and because somebody asked him on his pro wrestling radio show "4th and Pain"—Carriker has weighed in with an answer.

"Me!" he exclaimed.  "I mean, Mark Henry has claimed to be the World's Strongest Man for like two decades now. Is he really the World's Strongest Man still or is that just some title he won't relinquish?"

Like Henry, Carriker brags of his fantastic feats of strength.  He proudly boasts that he has the "largest arms on the d-line" on his Twitter bio. 

Honestly, it's hard to argue that point. The man is freakishly strong.

Henry, who turns 41 this month, has a long list of impressive power lifting credentials outside of the wrestling ring. 

In 1995 he won the WDFPF World Power lifting Championships.  Two year's later he was also victorious at the USAPL National Power lifting Championships.

His most recent strongman feat came in 2002 when he captured the title at the Arnold Strongman Classic for which was was awarded a Hummer.

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"Is he really the World's Strongest Man still or is that just some title he won't relinquish?" Adam Carriker jokingly pondered about Mark Henry.
But that was nearly 10 years ago.

"At some point I've got to think you're not the World's Strongest Man anymore," Carriker jokingly continued. "I've got to think at some point age has caught up with him.  He's been in the business a while… I'm still a young stud."

The truth is that we may never know who would win unless WWE decides to make the  arm wrestling exhibition part of Monday Night Raw or feature it on a pay-per-view.  Certainly that would garner some decent ratings and undoubtedly land on SportsCenter.

Carriker would relish that opportunity.  His lifelong passion for pro wrestling inspired him to become the first NFL player to host a weekly broadcast about it.  Heck, I didn't have to twist his arm too much to get him to do it with me.

Aside from his youth, there is one additional factor Carriker has going for him in the potential battle—experience.

During a recent segment on the show, Carriker recalled a funny encounter with a tour guide on his honeymoon in Jamaica.  The man, who wasn't nearly as large the football player, harassed the former Nebraska football standout until he gave in and arm wrestled him.

"He almost broke my wrist because he torqued it so quickly," he said.  "He actually taught me a lot afterward.  I'm like, 'Dude you almost beat me and I'm a lot bigger than you.'  So actually arm wrestling is a lot of technique rather than raw strength."

The ball is in your court, Mr. Henry.

Carriker and I can be heard every week on 4thAndPain.com.  Follow the show on Twitter @4thAndPain.

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