Mark Henry

American professional wrestler and weightlifter

Mark Henry (born June 12, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, powerlifter, weightlifter, and strongman. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) where he works as a commentator, coach, and talent scout. Henry is also known for his time in the WWE, where he worked for 25 years.

Mark Henry
Henry at WrestleMania XXX week on April 4, 2014
Born (1971-06-12) June 12, 1971 (age 52)[1]
Silsbee, Texas, United States[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Mark Henry
Billed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Billed weight412 lb (187 kg)[2]
Billed fromSilsbee, Texas
Trained byStu Hart[1]
Bret Hart[1]
DebutSeptember 22, 1996
Mark Henry
Medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place Mar del Plata 1995 + 108 kg

Henry also competed at the Olympics in 1992 and 1996. He won a gold, silver, and bronze medal at the 1995 Pan American Games.[3] Since 1995, Henry has held the record for squat, deadlift, and total, as the USAPL American record in deadlift.[4][5] He won the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2002.[6] He was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.[7]

During his time in the WWE, Henry was a one-time ECW Champion, one-time World Heavyweight Champion, and one-time European Champion.[8][9][10] In 2018, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Big Show.[11] He also had a gimmick in the WWE called the "Hall of Pain". Henry would beat wrestlers up and in some cases, crush their leg in a steel chair to induct them into the Hall of Pain.[12]

On May 30, 2021, Henry made his debut for All Elite Wrestling at Double or Nothing. AEW hired him to be a coach and commentator for their Rampage show.[13]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Mark Henry Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-04-13.
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  3. "Mark Henry's impressive achievements over the ropes". WWE. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  4. "WDFPF Powerlifting Records Equipped" (PDF). World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 28, 2021. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  5. "The USA Powerlifting Silver Anniversary Top 25 All-Mens Nationals Team". USA Powerlifting. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  6. "2002 Arnold Strongman Challenge". Strongman Archives. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  7. "Mark Henry". International Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  8. "ECW Championship history". WWE. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  9. "World Heavyweight Title history". WWE. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  10. "European Championship history". WWE. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  11. "Mark Henry to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018". WWE. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  12. "Caldwell's WWE Money in the Bank PPV Results 7/17: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV – Cena vs. Punk, MITB ladder matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  13. "Mark Henry signs with AEW for coach and commentary roles". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved September 27, 2023.

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