Pro Wrestling

Former World Champion Plans To Retire After WrestleMania

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-squared-circle/WWEs-Mark-Henry-talks-retirement-his-in-ring-debut-and-more.html Source: philly.com

Longtime WWE veteran and World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry told an interview with Philly.com that he is “100%” not signing a new contract with WWE when his current one expires shortly after WrestleMania, and will be retiring from active competition. He also claimed that he would have retired before now, but Vince McMahon talked him into signing an extension two years ago.

Mark Henry debuted in WWE in 1996, following a successful powerlifting career that saw him compete at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Over his nearly twenty-year wrestling career, Henry has held several titles in WWE, including a single reign as World Heavyweight Champion in 2011. He is probably best known for his run as “Sexual Chocolate” Mark Henry, during which time he had an on-screen relationship with WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young. This resulted in one of the more infamous moments in WWE history, when she “gave birth” to a plastic hand on Monday Night Raw.

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