The Hall of Fame class of 2018 got it’s next and probably last inductee as Mark Henry was announced to be the next inductee into the hall. Mark Henry will join Hall of Fame headliner Bill Goldberg, along with, The Dudley Boyz, Hillbilly Jim, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, celebrity wing inductee Kid Rock and Warrior Award recipient Jarrius ‘JJ’ Robertson. The news was revealed in WWE’s Wrestlemania magazine where an interview with Mark gave away the information.
A former powerlifter and two time olympian, Mark Henry was once the World’s Strongest Man. The feat which gave him his wrestling gimmick still stands today as Mark still holds the world records in Squats, Deadlifts and Totals with the most weight. His achievements in powerlifting earned him a 10 year contract with WWE in 1996, which he renewed in 2006 and his contracts runs till date. He is a former world champion, winning the World Heavyweight Championship in 2012 when he went on his ‘Hall of Pain’ run. He is also a former ECW and European Champion.
Henry was last seen in the ring in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal last year at Wrestlemania and made his last televised appearance on Raw 25 in a backstage segment with The Godfather. One of the longest tenured wrestlers in WWE history, Mark Henry ends a historic career as he hopes to continue working with WWE in some capacity as a trainer or an agent.