WWE News: Returning Star Lands a Spot in the Elimination Chamber (Spoiler)

Gone Baby GoneContributerFebruary 6, 2013

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

It's disclosure time again. If you are not a fan of spoilers, there is no need to read any further.

Especially if you are looking forward to all that WWE has in store for Friday night's SmackDown.

All right, now with that out of the way, it's time to get down to business.

Big news coming from the Blue Brand, as Mark Henry has earned his way into SmackDown's Elimination Chamber.

According to WrestlingInc.com:

Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton with a World's Strongest Slam in the main event of tonight's SmackDown tapings from Jacksonville, Florida. Henry now has a spot in the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match at this month's pay-per-view.

The match now consists of Mark Henry, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio and Daniel Bryan.

Ultimately, I am both thrilled and surprised that the WWE went with Mark Henry. Yes, he proved himself as a dominant star and champion in 2011, but nagging injuries kept him out of action for the better part of 2012. So, to me, this means that the company is ready to bring back the "Hall of Pain" in a big way.

Fortunately, it appears that "The World's Strongest Man" is in great shape and is ready to take on all comers. Sadly, we will have to wait until after February 17th to see who Henry will be feuding with. To me, a feud with Ryback would be a great move by the WWE. As it would not only allow Henry a chance to pass the torch, but it would help legitimize the up and comer as a future main eventer.

Any way you slice it, the WWE seems to be all in with the big man's return. So, hopefully his presence will add some variety to SmackDown's fledgling main event scene.

In the end, Henry's return is just beginning, so who knows what role he will play as the WWE draws closer to WrestleMania 29.