The term "late bloomer" is often thrown around in professional wrestling and in professional sports in general, and perhaps nobody is a better example than Mark Henry. It took many years as a midcard wrestler before Henry finally found his niche, but he is now arguably the best heel in the entire WWE.
There are certainly several other credible heels on roster including CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show and Brock Lesnar (if you're counting part-timers), but none of them possess an assortment tools as complete as what Henry owns. He truly has everything you look for in a heel and he deserves a higher spot on the card moving forward.
If not for an injury that kept him out for most of 2012, there is no telling how far along The World's Strongest Man could have been right now. He had a brief, albeit fruitful run with the World Heavyweight Championship in late 2011 and certainly could have been in the mix to win it again at some point.
Whatever the case, Henry is back and better than ever, so perhaps there is more championship gold in his future.
Here are the top five reasons why WWE's resident Hall of Pain inductor is the best heel in the company today.