Mark Henry Will Follow WrestleMania 29 with a Main Event Run

Sebastian Maldonado@!/SebastianTSUFeatured ColumnistApril 2, 2013

photo credit: Shamsuddin Muhammad via Flickr
photo credit: Shamsuddin Muhammad via Flickr

Mark Henry will face Ryback at WrestleMania 29 in a battle of big men. As Jim Ross would say, this should be a “slobber-knocker.”

Expect Henry to follow WrestleMania 29 with a main event run.

Why not? Henry is still a force in the WWE. As the only monster heel in the company, he’s a rarity in today’s WWE.

Henry came back at the right time, making his mark and dominating the ring. He reopened the Hall of Pain by putting Rey Mysterio out of action as well as attacking Daniel Bryan and Sin Cara.

His performance at the Elimination Chamber should more than make him a threat. He pinned both members of Team Hell NO. After he was eliminated, he took out the remaining participants before being escorted off the mat by officials and SmackDown GM Booker T.

Henry deserves a main event run. For starters, his heel persona is lacking among active heels. He backs up what he says and destroys everyone in his wake. Henry did that during his world championship run in 2011 and is capable of doing it again.

Henry put on exciting matches during his run. His battles with Big Show were classic big-man wars. The same can be said for his match with Sheamus at 2011’s SummerSlam. His cage match with Daniel Bryan and no-disqualification match with CM Punk are underrated because Henry works well with great workers.

Another reason to reward the World’s Strongest Man is his longevity. Henry’s been with the WWE since 1998. He truly worked his way up through injuries and terrible gimmicks.

Maybe a world championship run is in his future. Maybe he feuds with John Cena, a long-awaited feud we haven’t seen yet.

Who knows where the main event can take Mark Henry? As long as Henry gets that run, he’ll make an impact on the main event level again.