Mark Henry Officially Retires

As he has not had a match since last year’s “Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal”, this likely isn’t a surprise.  Of course, wrestlers can’t go forever and at 46 years-old, his time has come.  He has spent the last few years putting over newer talent and making them matter.  He’s been with WWE since he transitioned from weightlifting in 1996 – giving him 21 years and change as an in-ring performer.

He has an autograph date scheduled for March 2nd in Waterbury, CT for Northeast Wrestling.

Botch Take:  Mark was always a solid performer who could get it done on the mic.  My favorite segment of his was during his feud with John Cena and his faux retirement speech.  He had us all hook, line, and sinker.  Genius stuff from an excellent performer.  He’ll be missed for sure.

  • LDB-Never Finished

    Huge Mak Henry fan. He deserves a good retirement. He never left wwe he did every stupid angle he was the consummate professional. Much respect. Small town Sillsby boy did em proud.

    • This is kind of an “out with a whimper” kinda thing. Here’s hoping they do more because he deserves more.

      • LDB-Never Finished

        Amen

      • Vomkrieg

        I forgot the HOF announcements are starting. Could be that he goes in this year, hence the timing.

  • Asukalanchian

    Gonna miss you Sexual Chocolate

  • S.A.M. Tranquilo

    i remember watching his debut when it happened and how well they hyped him up. he had a good solid run and cut one of the best promos of all time when he did the fake out retirement promo. his next stop should be the Hall of Fame

  • Myrtle “LEEEEEEEEEROY” JENKINS

    Time to retire the Hall of Pain and induct him into the Hall of Fame.

  • Vomkrieg

    Should have let him go out at the rumble, that would have been nice. Given him a “win or retire” promo on raw, allowed him to squash Curt Hawkins. And send him off the Monday after the rumble.