WWE Night of Champions 2011

WWE Night of Champions: Why Randy Orton Will Hammer Mark Henry

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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Merlot WilliamsCorrespondent IISeptember 14, 2011

Imagine if you will that you are an over 400-pound man who has won a strongman competition that earned you the title of "World's Strongest Man." In a span of about two months you have taken out two men, both over six inches taller than you, and one man having almost a 100-pound weight advantage over you.

You would then aim your gaze at the world championship and demolish this so-called champion and claim the richest prize for yourself and gloat over the peons below you.

That's how it would work in reality.

Mark Henry is one of the top heels in WWE right now. He has taken out both The Big Show and Kane in recent weeks and has the menace to be a legitimate threat to Randy Orton and his World Heavyweight Championship. He has the size that the brass likes and his character has got over quite well with all his preaching about the Hall of Pain.

However, as Shawn Michaels has said, "Rarely is the biggest guy on the field or the biggest guy on the court the most talented player."

I would love to see Mark Henry with a top-tier title once in his career since he is one of the longest tenured performers in the WWE, but with Randy Orton at the top, it's just not going to happen.

I am in no way, nor will I ever be a fan of Randy Orton, and as much as it pains me to say it, Orton is simply more talented than Henry is.

Henry might have the big tough look that Vince McMahon likes in his guys, but the fact of the matter is regardless of Henry's build over the last couple months I don't believe (nor do I think the WWE brass believes) that Henry is a legitimate enough threat or a big enough draw to be a world champion.

Christian seems to have had lady luck on his side with Edge's retirement because as good as a performer that he is, he never would have had a world title to his name had his best friend not retired. Christian is a better performer than Henry, and a better mic worker as well.

So this being the case, why would the WWE take the title from a guy with a track record as a solid performer like Christian and then give the title to someone who isn't as good?

Henry has the power, but lacks the mic skill and agility to be a main event player for very long. Sad as it is to say, I don't think Henry will win the title at Night of Champions.

At the end of the day, WWE is a business. Putting the WHC on Mark Henry would not be good for business. 

Until next time, I'm Merlot Williams, and that's my opinion.

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