WWE HALL OF FAME: Mark Henry is the last member of the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2018

Posted on 3/19/118 by Colin Vassallo

The WWE Hall of Fame will turn into the Hall of Pain as Mark
Henry is the last one to be joining the WWE Hall of Fame
Class of 2018. His addition was revealed in the WrestleMania
magazine and will be announced today.

The 46-year-old weightlifter is one of the longest-serving
WWE employees, having joined the company in 1996. He signed
a 10-year deal upon arrival at the age of just 24 and made
his debut at SummerSlam that year, starting a feud with
Jerry The King Lawler.

In 1998, Henry joined the Nation of Domination along with
Farooq, The Rock, DLo Brown, and Kama and went on to have a
memorable feud with D-Generation X. Unfortunately for him,
after the Nation disbanded, Henry was given a sex addict
gimmick and was referred to as the Sexual Chocolate. Henry
had a hilarious program with the late Mae Young where Young
gave birth to a hand.

Henry disappeared from WWE television as he returned to OVW
for training and to participate in more strongman
competitions. In 2002, he returned to the main roster but an
injury quickly forced him out again, returning in 2003,
before yet another injury kept him for a long time.

Mark Henry returned in January 2006 and engaged in a feud
with The Undertaker and had a casket match with him at
WrestleMania 22. After going through most of the Superstars
on the roster, Henry was injured again, tearing off his
patella tendon off his bone, putting him on the sidelines
again for a whole year.

In 2008, Henry was drafted to ECW and he was joined by Tony
Atlas as his manager. He won the ECW title in a triple
threat match against Kane and Big Show at Night of Champions
but he lost the title to Matt Hardy at the Unforgiven pay-

In 2011, Henry started his path to the World Heavyweight
title, winning a 20-man battle royal to become the number
one contender. He defeated Randy Orton at Night of
Champions, marking his first world championship in WWE after
15 years. He lost it at TLC to the Big Show in a chairs
match. The Olympian then had to leave WWE again for nearly a
year to undergo another surgery.

Perhaps one of his greatest moments came in June 2013 when
he teased his retirement on Raw while wearing the infamous
peach-looking jacket. Henry cried in front of the fans and
John Cena joined inonly for the whole thing to be a swerve
as Henry viciously attacked Cena and challenged him for the
only title that he never won: the WWE title. Henry never won
the title and after that he engaged in different feuds and
took more hiatuses due to injuries.

His final match in a WWE ring came at the Andre The Giant
Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33. He appeared at the
Raw 25th anniversary special in a backstage segment as well.

The accomplished weightlifter won the ECW title, World
Heavyweight title, and European title during his WWE career
but his weightlifting accomplishments trumps pretty much
anything he did in WWE, winning several championships and
strongman competitions.

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