Two years ago, Mark Henry was fresh off a move to Monday Night Raw, having taken part in a blockbuster 15-man trade at the hands of the controversial Donald Trump the week prior. Upon his re-debut on the flagship show, Henry managed to pin then-WWE Champion Randy Orton as the third entrant in the main event's gauntlet match, turning face for the first time in years in the process.
With this victory, I fully expected for Henry to eventually contend for the WWE Championship against Orton at that year's SummerSlam event, but we were instead treated to yet another stale confrontation between the Viper and John Cena over the prestigious title.
As of this Sunday, Mark Henry is now reigning as the new World Heavyweight Champion for the first time in his career, after defeating Orton in a very similar fashion. Although many have speculated for him to contend for the world title at one point, whoever who ever would have thought the World's Strongest Man would ever fulfill his ultimate destiny?
Since the inception of the World Heavyweight Championship back in 2002, I can recall nine other incidents where the fans have been left shocked as the world's champion. Subsequently, these particular monumental moments will go down as some of the most surprising title changes in history.