WWE WrestleMania 29: A Mark Henry vs. Great Khali Match Would Be a Big Mistake
As WWE pieces together WrestleMania 29's card, the Mark Henry vs. Great Khali match should be kept out of the discussion.
Monday's Raw hinted at a possible feud between WWE's resident behemoths, Henry and Khali. Not many fans are going to be thrilled if that develops into a match between them at WrestleMania.
On Monday, when Henry manhandled Sin Cara, Khali came out to confront Henry.
Henry surprisingly slipped out of the ring to escape. He snickered at Khali, mocking his dance routine as he walked away.
The two men have been colliding on both Raw and SmackDown lately.
Perhaps this is just a buildup to a match on Raw or Smackdown between now and April 7 and that'd be fine. If this is something bigger though, if WWE is planning on pitting those two giants against each other at WrestleMania, it'd be a waste of time.
Mark Henry deserves better. WWE fans deserve better.
Henry is another dominant run, having just eliminated the tag team champions from Elimination Chamber and demolished all his other Chamber opponents even after he was eliminated.
The next logical step is for Henry to be given a noteworthy opponent, someone who a victory over would mean something. If Henry beats Khali, it's like Batman beating up one of Joker's goons.
Khali was sold to fans as a monstrous force at one point, but he has since been made into an enormous dancing jobber.
It'd be ideal to leave Khali off the card completely. At the very least, he shouldn't waste one of Henry's last WrestleManias.
A Henry vs. Khali match would be a sluggish, stiff bore.
Henry's most recent quality matches have come against smaller, quicker opponents like CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and Christian.
Khali vs. Henry would likely look a lot more like Undertaker vs. Giant Gonzalez from WrestleMania IX.
There is a certain appeal to giant vs. giant matches, but this potential matchup just isn't WrestleMania-worthy. Henry shouldn't be a part of WrestleMania 29's filler. He belongs just outside of the championship picture, given an opponent who can bring out the best in him.
Khali is not the man for that job.
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