SmackDown spoilers: WWE claims Mark Henry breaks record in bench press

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Apparently, the weightlifting contest WWE held at last night's (March 26, 2013) SmackDown tapings in Pennsylvania yielded a new record from Mark Henry in bench press. Details are as follows.

Mark Henry is a ridiculously strong man, this much we know. In fact, here's the video evidence to support as much. Because of this, combined with the fact that he's booked for a HOSS FIGHT against Ryback at WrestleMania 29 on April 7, 2013, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, WWE booked a weight lifting competition for the SmackDown tapings last night in Hersey, Pennsylvania.

And, of course, the promotion is now pushing that Henry broke a record within said competition.

From WWE.com:

Mark Henry and Ryback broke the NFL Combine record for the 225-pound bench press with a stunning 53 repetitions each during a sold out television taping of SmackDown in Hershey, Penn., on Tuesday night.

The World's Strongest Man crushed the record of 51 reps, set by Justin Ernest at the 1999 NFL Combine. His count nearly stood at 54, but WWE referee Scott Armstrong elected not to count the final lift.

Anything to get one up on those mainstream sports, right?

The remainder of the segment saw Ryback apparently pound out just as many reps as Henry but before "Big Hungry" could officially show up "The World's Strongest Man," Henry dropped the bar on Ryback's throat, kayfabe injuring him.

If that doesn't get you pumped for their match at WrestleMania, nothing will!

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