Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry: Who Is the Better Man?

Jeremy TurnerSenior Analyst IAugust 5, 2008

Alright. Now, this article is not about who is the better man strength wise, attitude wise, or even more popular. The question I'd like to answer is who is the better man for the ECW Championship?

The current ECW Champion is Mark Henry. Not the most immediate choice for championship material, but right now, the ECW does need someone who has a dominating persona.

Sadly, Mark Henry's persona is not as dominant or frightening as one might think. Sure the man can roll frying pans and bend metal rods. But he doesn't fight every week, and is "promoted" by Tony Atlas.

Now, don't get me wrong, having a Hall of Fame wrestler as your "manager" is great. But I believe this was done because Mark Henry alone does not have the ability to make himself a very demanding champion. Being the "World's Strongest Champion" means that many of your low to middle-card wrestlers won't stand a very good chance.

The one man who can make the ECW Championship an open card for all is Matt Hardy.

Matt Hardy won the No. 1 Contender spot by beating Finlay, Miz, and Morrison in a Fatal Four-Way match. One thing about Matt Hardy is that he has charisma and he can actually stand alone. He doesn't need someone to talk for him or try to make him seem intimidating. If Matt Hardy won, this would open up several possibilities:

1) An on-going feud with Mark Henry

2) A new rivalry with Tommy Dreamer

3) Morrison and Miz dissolving as a tag team to pursue their own  agendas for the Championship

Overall, Mark Henry is the Champion the ECW needs right now, but I do think that soon they will need someone with whom those in the "Superstar Initiative" feel they can compete.

I think that Mark Henry's time as a serious threat is slowly coming to an end.