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Let’s Say Nice Things About... Mark Henry

In an effort to bring some positivity to professional wrestling—and the world for that matter—Cageside Seats and its community will say nice things about people and things in wrestling every single day throughout 2017.

A reminder of the rules: only positivity allowed here. No back-handed compliments, and CERTAINLY NO NEGATIVITY. If you don’t have something nice to say, keep it to yourself, or take it elsewhere. Negative comments will be deleted and you may be subjected to a ban. Cool? Cool.

Today’s subject: former World Heavyweight Champion and the world’s strongest man, Mark Henry.

Let’s get this out of the way first: Mark Henry’s really, really, really strong.

That’s Mark clean and push pressing the Thomas Inch dumbbell, a 172-pound dumbbell with a 2 3/8” diameter handle. The number of people that did that specific lift with that dumbbell before Mark: zero.

Wrestling-wise, I enjoyed the hell out of Hall of Pain Mark, which was his best Mark. I mean, if you don’t count fake retiring with a pink salmon jacket Mark.

And I know I’m in the minority, but I liked Sexual Chocolate Mark too. The dude has a personality range to go from casanova to crazed maniac who crushes all the things. It’s a testament to his longevity that he does whatever’s asked of him and he’s beloved two decades after his debut. I’m gonna miss him when he’s gone.

Your turn. Say something nice about Mark Henry.

And if you have a suggestion for a future “Let’s Say Nice Things About...”, hit me up on Twitter @notoriouseddie. I promise I won’t bite.

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