The article notes that Henry recently became the ninth wrestler to hit 100 televised wins. This nod may not sound entirely unimpressive, given the fact that Henry has been in the WWE for over 15 years. However, when you factor in the people that share this distinction and that the record keeping only began in November of 2006—you can understand why it would be a big deal.
The article states:
According to NorthAmericanWrestlingRankings.blogspot.com, which started keeping track of wrestlers’ records and ranking them as of Nov. 2006, when Mark Henry defeated Ryback on the 8/5/13 episode of Raw it was his 100th televised singles win! That makes him only the 9th wrestler to reach this milestone, behind only C.M. Punk, John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Kane, Jeff Hardy, Kofi Kingston, and the Big Show. Next in line is the Miz with 96 victories and Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler, each with 95 wins.
[NOTE: these records count TV. and ppv matches since Nov. 2006 ONLY]
Something to keep in mind, during that time Henry had guys like Rey Mysterio Jr, Undertaker, Kane, Batista and Edge to compete with. So surpassing those guys alone makes Henry’s milestone seem all that more special.
Ultimately, these records will probably not stand for long. Especially considering the WWE produces more TV shows than it did when this tracking began.
So I wouldn’t be surprised if Henry loses that spot in the next 2-3 years. That being said, this is still a pretty cool notch to have on anyone’s belt and only proves that Henry has been proving his worth since he came to the company.
On a side note, I was pretty surprised to see that Dolph Ziggler had ranked so high, considering his seemingly never-ending losing streak. Granted, he clearly has his share of wins, but it seems like more times than not we see “The Show-Off” lying on his back.
In the end, I am curious to see how long these records will stand and who will be the next to crack into the 100 win club.