Mark Henry, the World’s Strongest Man, will not get the WWE Title run he deserves.
Henry wowed the wrestling world with his best promo of all time on the June 25 edition of Raw. He surprised the WWE Universe by faking his retirement and attacking WWE Champion, John Cena.
The promo earned rave reviews from the wrestling community. WWE announcer Scott Stanford went as far as to say this on Twitter:
The Oscar for best acting in a comedy or musical goes to Mark Henry! Man, I was fooled! #raw— Scott Stanford (@scottstanford1) June 18, 2013
Now, Henry will finally get his one-on-one shot against Cena at Sunday’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Cena seems to be scheduled to win and will keep the title for SummerSlam, according to The Wrestling Observer (h/t prowrestling.com).
However, plans could change. Maybe Henry wins the title at Money in the Bank and upsets Cena. Then what? That title run is still in question.
Henry deserves a nice, lengthy run as WWE Champion. He’s earned it the hard way and worked through countless injuries in his career.
The WWE did give Henry title runs though. His most notable were winning the now-defunct ECW title and World Heavyweight title. He dominated ECW until losing the title to Matt Hardy. But his most memorable was as world champion.
After defeating Randy Orton at the 2011 Night of Champions, he put on great matches with the Big Show. Henry also had an amazing steel cage match with Daniel Bryan on SmackDown that year. His reign lasted three months, ending in TLC thanks to Show.
Henry deserves a run with the WWE title because he proved to the world he’s a main eventer. He’s got that crowd hook, line and sinker with the best promo of his career. Fans are actually wondering if Henry will win the WWE title come Money in the Bank.
However, it’s all about that run. If the WWE’s original plans hold up, Mark Henry will join that prestigious, unfortunate list of great men who never held the WWE title. Guys like Ted DiBiase, Ricky Steamboat and Dusty Rhodes are just a few of those wrestlers in the "never got a WWE title" club.
Be prepared for Henry to soon become a member of that club.