Prior to the final match, and Co Main event of AEW Double Or Nothing, Tony Schiavone announced a brand new signing to accompany the new show debuting on Fridays in august. The Worlds Strongest Man, Mark Henry.
Henry will be the new analyst and coach on AEW Rampage, when the show comes to TNT, Schiavone also announced that we will hear from Henry this Friday night on Dynamite.
Henry, like the latest WWE names to sign with AEW, is in tremendous shape for sure, one more match anyone?
A man so notorious for his beatings that he’d induct people into his ‘Hall Of Pain’, Mark Henry was inducted into the 2018 WWE Hall Of Fame
During his tenure with WWE he achieved many accolades, starting out as powerlifter, he made his name at the 1992 Summer Olympics. One year on, he won gold, silver and bronze and the ’93 Pan-American Games, before heading to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. WWE signed Henry in the same year, making his debut against Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler at In Your House: Mind Games.
Mark Henry went through a number of incarnations, an all-american olympian, a vicious henchmen of the Nation of Domination and most infamously, the lothario known as ‘Sexual Chocolate’ where amongst other things, he was known for his relationship with fellow Hall of Famer Mae Young. He then went back to strongman competitions, winning the 2002 Arnold Strongman Classic, giving him the moniker ‘The Worlds Strongest Man’.
A few years later, Mark Henry would find his feet as a unstoppable monster, taking out such legendary competitors like The Undertaker, Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio and also winning the ECW Championship. Returning to SmackDown, he introduced the world to his ‘Hall Of Pain’ and captured the World Heavyweight Championship, beating Randy Orton as Night of Champions 2011. Rumours of his retirement have followed him for a number of years, even leading arguably his greatest moment to date, the infamous ‘fake retirement’ speech where he took out John Cena on WWE Raw.