Sometimes a great wrestling match has nothing to do with a back-and-forth exchange, a series of near-falls or how many German suplexes a wrestler can throw.
Sometimes a great wrestling match is one in which a story is told and a star is made.
For 15 years, Mark Henry entertained fans of World Wrestling Entertainment, oftentimes as a smiling babyface who loved to have a good time and had a soft spot for the ladies. Dubbed "Sexual Chocolate," Henry was a midcard talent that never really reached past that level.
The company tried several times to push Henry into the main event picture, but injuries, poor booking or lack of fan acceptance resulted in the World's Strongest Man returning to his former position on the card.
That changed in 2011, when Henry was finally treated like the unstoppable monster that he's always been. He tore through the competition on SmackDown, including the likes of The Big Show, Sheamus, Christian and Kane, before earning his World title showdown with Randy Orton at that September's Night of Champions.
Henry would make his first shot at the Heavyweight gold count, dominating the match with Orton, leaving small windows for Randy to attempt a comeback but cutting him off at every turn. Randy struggled to his feet, using Henry's massive frame to help himself to his feet. He was stubborn in his refusal to quit and tried one last, almost pathetic attempt at an RKO but was shrugged off and tossed across the ring by his larger, stronger and more determined opponent.
Henry scraped Orton off the mat, delivered the World's Strongest Slam and won the first World Heavyweight title of his lengthy career.
The match told a phenomenal story of a championship wrestler who had vanquished so many challengers in the past running into an unstoppable force, a destructive being that dominated the landscape of the sport leading into the match and who would not be stopped in his quest for career validation.
Orton's defiant shaking of the head as he used Henry to pull himself up, followed by the pathetic attempt at one last RKO, was reminiscent of Batman pulling every weapon out of his arsenal in his attempt to beat Bane midway through The Dark Knight Rises only to succumb to the stronger, more physically imposing man.
Henry's title reign would be short-lived. He would lose the strap to The Big Show at TLC and a groin injury would eventually sideline him for the majority of the following year. The run-up to the match with Orton and his subsequent title reign, however, remain bright spots in a career that has been far longer and far more decorated than most thought it would
For that, Henry should be proud.