Mark Henry Hinting at Retirement Speech on Raw

Gone Baby GoneContributerJune 16, 2013


Sunday night's Payback proved to be a solid pay-per-view for both WWE and fans alike.

During the event, fans witnessed possible heel turns, title changes and found out that former WWE champ Rob Van Dam was returning at next month's Money in the Bank. While many of us were glued to our seats watching these events unfold, one man took to Twitter to drop a bomb on the WWE Universe.

That man was none other than Mark Henry, who tweeted out the following message:

#raw #wwe I have spoke to my family and hope to talk to all of you fans tomorrow live from Grand Rapids. Guys Father Time is undefeated.

— TheMarkHenry (@TheMarkHenry) June 17, 2013

Personally, I am hoping that this is not a work. Simply put, Henry has given fans almost 20 years of his life in that ring and has seen his share of solid storylines and dud gimmicks to last a lifetime. That being said, he has also had his share of injuries during that time.

In fact, his second-to-last injury had him sidelined for the better part of a year and should have been enough of a reason for him to step away for good. However, he did not and instead went on to beat Ryback at WrestleMania 29 in what could only be described as a head-scratcher of a match.

Soon after, Henry found himself sidelined yet again, with a return date that seemed to be up in the air. That was until last week. when the WWE revealed that he was returning at this Monday's Raw. Although this return may be his last, it should also be his finest hour, as he gets to bid his fans adieu.

Ultimately, if Henry truly is pulling the plug on his career, he can honestly look back at his WWE tenure and be happy with what he did. For better or worse, he left fans with some extremely unforgettable moments and truly understood his role in the sports entertainment world.

In the end, we will have to wait until Monday night to see if this is Henry's swan song, or if he and WWE are setting us up for something else.