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WWE Universe has seen a number of interesting characters in the company, over the years. Back in the 90s days, one such character was of the sexual chocolate portrayed by the veteran, Mark Henry. He loved to entertain the fans with his fun antics ever since the debut back in 1996. Starting from that point, he has been a constant face in the company, till date.
In recent memory, the man who had the ‘world’s strongest man’ gimmick attached to him was not seen in a wrestling capacity. This led to the speculations that perhaps his career inside the squared circle has been over. However, this type of scenario happened earlier too, before he popped out for one-off occasions.
Last night, WWE paid the ultimate tribute to the former world champion by announcing that he will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2018 inductee. This might be a hint that the veteran’s in-ring career is over and we would not be seeing more of him in the future. He will be entering the elite club of the WWE on April 6th, i.e. just two night before the Wrestlemania PPV.
— WWE (@WWE) March 19, 2018
Check out the official announcement from WWE:
“Mark Henry took pride in giving countless Superstars a vicious induction into his Hall of Pain. During WrestleMania 34 Week, The World’s Strongest Man will enter a completely different hall. For the devastation he caused inside the ring, as well as the work he does to help the next generation of Superstars, there is no bigger honor for Mark Henry than to become The World’s Strongest Hall of Famer.”
The World’s strongest man will now join the likes of Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, Kid Rock and Warrior Award recipient Jarrius “JJ” Robertson, all of these men are slated to receive the Hall of Fame honor at this year’s ceremony.
— For The Win (@ForTheWin) March 19, 2018
The reports from Wrestling Observer Newsletter previously suggested that Mark Henry was already retired from in-ring competition. In combined, he made only three appearances inside the ring, last year and has not wrestled since the Andre the Giant Battle Royal contest. With this announcement coming from the WWE, it is almost certain that this marks the end of his career.