Back in 2013, Mark Henry claimed that he was going to retire on Monday Night Raw. The World’s Strongest Man interrupted then WWE Champion John Cena to thank the WWE Universe for their support over the years. In a heartfelt moment, with tears in his eyes, Mark Henry looked into the camera and told his kids that he was coming home.
The crowd begged Henry for one more match, and Cena handed Henry the championship. However, as Henry and Cena went in for a hug, Henry dropped the champ with the World’s Strongest Slam. It’s considered one of the greatest swerves in the company’s history, and though Henry never won the WWE Championship, it helped solidify him as one of the most dangerous big men in the business.
The salmon-colored jacket even made an appearance at Henry’s HOF induction last year, as Henry continued to target other champions while giving his speech.
That moment was one of the highlights of Henry’s career, and he had a chance to look back on that promo on Busted Open Radio recently. The WWE is set to release a documentary on Henry, titled, “The World’s Strongest Man: The Mark Henry Story,” immediately after the Elimination Chamber tonight. In a special clip above, WWE showed footage of Henry as he talked about the retirement speech with a fan.
It created a stir and…any time you create a stir, it’s good for TV.
You can check out more highlights of the former World Champion’s career tonight on the WWE Network.