A documentary will be aired on WWE Network on former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer Mark Henry on February 17th after the Elimination Chamber event.
Apart from his exploits in WWE, Henry is also a two-times Olympian in weightlifting. In 1996, he became the NACAC champion. To this day, his total in five competitive lifts- the snatch and the clean and jerk in weightlifting—the squat, bench press, and deadlift in powerlifting is still the most in history. After the 1996 Olympics, he entered pro wrestling with WWE. Later in 2006, Henry got the tag of “World’s Strongest Man” when he won the Strongest Man contest in a record time, a tag which was associated with him throughout his pro wrestling career with WWE. He is a former WWF European Champion, ECW World Heavyweight Champion, and WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion one time each. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.
Recently, Henry was Sam Roberts’ guest on the Notsam Wrestling podcast. Henry opened up about his latest WWE role as locker room general, “Me being gone this last year and a half, there’s a lot of stuff that’s happened in the locker room that would’ve never happened under my watch. People arguing and fussing about stuff. There’s been a couple of people being habitually late, which Vince hates. But he doesn’t have Taker or Me. Booker’s not there — only on TV. Big Show’s been injured. So all the guys that hold peoples’ face to the fire is not there. Roman was kind of that guy. He was kind of getting there.” Roberts asked if John Cena was the type to keep control, to which Henry responded, “No. John is on his bus and off to the next place. He’s got so much to do, he doesn’t have time, but he will go, ‘OK guys, the place is a pigsty, don’t leave your trash.”