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How many people remember hearing Mark Henry's music and laughing?
More and more often, you say?
How many people remember hearing Mark Henry's music and saying to yourself "Holy crap, someone's gonna die!"?
Been a while, hasn't it?
Friends, I don't think it's been that long ago that Mark Henry was a monster heel, wrecking superstars like Batista, Kane and pretty much anyone else in his way.
Now, he's a Jobber. Now he comes out when there's the need for comic relief...like a dance or rap exhibition. Or some star needs a push...even if that star is a good 100 to 200 pounds lighter. Now, you just know, when Mark Henry comes to the ring, he's gonna job to someone...unless it's a heel who needs a good pounding.
Mark Henry is truly a waste in this capacity. No one is expecting that he's going to be the monster heel he was, being up in years, but couldn't the creative team use this to their advantage?
The tiger, knowing the end is near, is at its most dangerous.
Goldust doesn't have near the spot in the spotlight he had in his heyday, and he did job to Sheamus way back in ECW...but at least Goldust gave him a fight and wasn't outright embarassed. Using the 400-pound WSM as a jobber does less to establish the credibility of the victor and more to add incredulity to the spectacle of pro wrestling and diminish the creative team at WWE.