John Cena vs. Mark Henry: Why World's Strongest Man Deserves the Victory

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 11, 2013

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Mark Henry 'The World's Strongest Man' is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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When John Cena defends his WWE Championship against Mark Henry in the main event of the 2013 Money in the Bank pay-per-view in Philadelphia, he should drop the title to the deserving World’s Strongest Man.

Henry has been on fire since the fake retirement speech that tricked the WWE Universe. That con and the subsequent attack on Cena set up this match, and as one of the most memorable promos in history, it should result in a win.

The 17-year career of Henry has not been the best—plenty of awful storylines and character changes that benefited no one—but the last two years have been utter domination from the big man.

At this moment, Henry is the best heel in the WWE.

Not only has the former Olympic star changed his character and how he approaches his role, the fact that he has worked so hard all these years later proves he is still a vital part of WWE programming.

There is talk in the wrestling business about stars paying their dues before they can win the big titles, but at 42 years old and as one of the top stars in the company, it’s clear that Henry owes nothing else to the WWE.

Vince McMahon and company owes Henry a WWE Championship.

If Henry isn’t booked to win his match on Sunday, the least he can do is destroy Cena and set the stage for a memorable cash-in from the newest winner of the WWE Championship Money in the Bank ladder match.

Henry will undoubtedly brutalize Cena during the match, and a tough loss should make him snap after the bout and leave the defending champion unconscious on the mat.

Just as Henry did to Big Show in 2011 when Daniel Bryan cashed in and won the World Heavyweight Championship, the World’s Strongest Man would have his fingerprints all over history.

While Henry may not win the WWE Championship, he deserves to be the champion.


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