WWE Hall of Famer Wants to End His Career After One Last Match With Randy Orton

Published 02/28/2021, 7:02 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Randy Orton enters the ring at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)


WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry wants to be back in the WWE ring for one last match. Right now, he believes he is in the right shape to come out of his retirement and face Randy Orton.

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While speaking on the latest episode of SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, Henry shared this feeling. He named “The Viper” as one of his probable opponents.

“I’d rather get punked out than to get my a** whooped,” he explained further. “Randy [Orton] is not somebody to mess around with if you’re not 100%.

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Now I’m walking on two feet, I’m 325 pounds, I’m lighter, trimmer than I’ve ever been, and I plan on having a match sometime in the next six months. I just want to have one match, and if Randy is the guy, then so be it. Believe me, I’ll be ready and I won’t be on one foot on a push scooter.”

You can listen to Mark Henry’s interview below –

The “World’s Strongest Man” retired in 2017. He last appeared briefly on a scooter (hence the reference) on RAW Legend’s Night, where “The Viper” humiliated him.

Mark Henry and Randy Orton have a long history

Henry won his sole World Championship from Orton at Night of Champions in 2011. However, when the Hall of Famer looks back at his 91-day reign, he finds some flaws.

“There were a couple of little things that I would have changed. I’m not going to get into them,” Henry discussed on The Bump. “I saw the imperfection. When you get to the point where you have greatness, and all you see are the imperfections, you know you’re on the right route.”

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I knew I had to present myself like a World Champion. I planned on doing that, and I think I did do that,” he stated. “I was a good champion. I was a fighting champion. In my departure, I left the business better than when I came into it.

Mark Henry definitely “paved” the way for many young wrestlers. Whether he will be back with his ‘Hall of Pain’ to face the ‘Legend-killer’ is a question only WWE officials can answer.

Let us know your thoughts on Henry’s return in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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