Mark Henry Plans To Wrestle This Year, Teases Match With Current Superstar

As documented by, Mark Henry’s days as a full-time wrestler are long behind him, but the World’s Strongest Man revealed that he has plenty of gas left in the tank while speaking on Busted Open Radio. Furthermore, he plans on using some of that energy in the coming months, as he’d like to step into the squared circle one last time.

The WWE Hall of Famer stated that he’s open to wrestling any superstar, but he has his sights set on a performer who’s known to be somewhat of a “legend killer.”

Mark Henry Could Face Randy Orton

Mark Henry flexes his muscles

According to Henry, Orton wouldn’t be his ideal opponent even on his best day. However, he believes that he’s ready to take the fight to the multi-time former World Champion. 

“I’d rather get punked out then get my a** whooped…Randy (Orton) is not someone to mess around with if you’re not 100 percent. Now I’m walking on two feet and I’m 325 pounds. I’m lighter and trimmer than I’ve ever been and I’m planning on having a match sometime in the next six months. I just want to have one match and if Randy is the guy, so be it. Believe me, I’ll be ready and I won’t be on one foot on a push stool.”

The Seeds Have Already Been Planted

Mark Henry on WWE television

As the article pointed out, Henry was one of the guests during last month’s legends special on Monday Night Raw. During the show, he bumped into Orton backstage, only to be berated by the arrogant heel.

The segment, which can be viewed on WWE’s YouTube channel, saw Orton criticize Henry for riding a scooter, stating that he had to due to his physical limitations. Orton said that he owes Henry “a lot of receipts” as payback for Henry attacking him in the past. 

Mark Henry Wants To Complete A Milestone

Mark Henry crushes his opponent

While a match against Orton makes sense from a storytelling perspective, Henry’s reason for wanting to compete again has nothing to do with the Monday Night Raw star.

During the discussion with Busted Open Radio, Henry stated that he needs to wrestle this year as it will mean that he’s competed in three separate decades.

The World’s Strongest Man went on to cite Big Show as an inspiration, revealing that he’s happy to see his old friend continue his in-ring career in AEW following his shocking departure from WWE earlier this week.

Never Say Never 

Mark Henry smiling

Even though he hung up his boots in 2017, Henry has shown that he’s willing to wrestle from time to time. He was a participant in 2018’s Greatest Royal Rumble match in Saudi Arabia, suggesting that he’s open to special one-off in-ring appearances if the circumstances are right. A program with Orton would certainly draw some attention from fans.

Henry has also expressed a desire to face Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson again, noting that he has previous victories over his fellow legend.