"Somebody gonna get his ass kicked Somebody gonna get his wig split Beat him up, break his neck Beat him up, break his neck"
Mark Henry is a professional wrestler, dubbed "The World's Strongest Man", and is a 17-year veteran of WWE. He has won both the World Heavyweight Championship and WWE's version of the ECW Championship.You can read all about his career in WWE over on That Other Wiki.
"The World's Strongest Tropes!":
Acrofatic: Earlier in his career, he could perform sunset flips. Injuries grounded him for the most part.
Angry Black Man: The latest production of his ring entrance ratchets this up even more. When he steps out from behind the curtain to head towards the ring, the camera view shifts to showing the back of his head as he steps forward; the shadowy effect is like an eclipse forming on the entire arena.
"You can't beat me with strength. Speed can't beat me. You're gonna find out, YOU, JUST, CAN'T, BEAT, ME... PERIOD! I am the world's strongest man! You better be worried about surviving through the night."
Charles Atlas Super Power: In Real Life. Dude lifted a Hummer. Henry still holds records in dead lift and squat for drug-free powerlifting despite the fact that a.) He set them back in 1995 and b.) He retired from powerlifting in his early twenties, long before most powerlifters hit their peak.
Compliment Backfire: To everybody who tried to congratulate him after he became the World Heavyweight Champion.
David Versus Goliath: Unless he's going up against someone like Kane or The Big Show, Mark Henry is always Goliath. Subverted in his encounters with Daniel Bryan, as (so far) Mark Henry has always come out on top.
Death from Above: From 2003 to 2006, he used occasionally a Middle rope slingshot splash with this name.
Fat and Skinny: Whenever he's tagging with someone smaller than him - which is pretty much everyone on the active roster except for The Big Show and BrodusClay. That said, a couple of Henry's regular tag partners have been on the slight side even as wrestlers are concerned - like Evan Bourne, for example.
Finishing Move: The World's Strongest Slam (A high-angle falling powerslam) and his older finisher, the big splash.
From Nobody to Nightmare: Spent a year as a face jobber to the stars, with The Worf Effect setting in on his "World's Strongest Man" moniker. Then he spent several months ripping Big Show, Kane, and Sheamus to shreds and defeated Randy Orton clean for the title, cementing him as WWE's number one monster heel. Inverted after WrestleMania. Maybe in part due to his injuries, he's been conspicuous by his absence.
During his "monster heel push" in 2011, Henry smashed the ankles of The Big Show, Kane, Vladimir Kozlov and The Great Khali with steel chairs, forcing them out of action. (He even calls this group his "Hall of Pain"). For at least two of them it did break the game, as Khali's been little more than a jobber since and Kozlov never appeared again.
His groin injury that led to him dropping his World Title.
Shortly before the 1996 Olympics Mark badly injured his back, leading to a disappointing performance and his eventual retirement from professional weightlifting.
Groin Attack: Unsure if he could beat The Big Show in his last championship match, he simply kicked Show in the balls. (Since the title cannot change hands via DQ, he remained the champion.) Big Show was... not pleased.
Moral Myopia: Despite repeatedly breaking people's legs himself just because he can, he gets mad at The Big Show for trying to do it to him.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Hey Mark, remember how you took out Kane? Who was suffering from a bit of Badass Decay the last time we saw him? Yea, well, he's back now, and badder than ever. And he has his mask back on. Good news though, he's going after John Cena.
Power Stable: Was a member of The Nation of Domination with The Rock, Faarooq, D'Lo Brown and Kama Mustafa, then the Nation after the Rock went from Dragon-in-Chief to The Starscream and overthrew Faarooq on the Raw after WrestleMania XIV, later recruiting Owen Hart. Also of Thuggin and Buggin Industries with Teddy Long, Rodney Mack, Jazz and Christopher Nowinski.
Precision F-Strike: His current WWE character promo ends with a him saying "...someone's gonna get their ass kicked." Since this is PGWWE, the line is put through a heavy filter to make it sound scary and unintelligible but it's not really hard to hear it.
Put on a Bus: Was "indefinitely" suspended for putting his hands on Teddy Long. This was so he could take time off to heal, as he suffered a knee injury on top off his groin injury. Although The Bus Came Back in a relatively short order, first appearing on the Elimination Chamber PPV endorsing John Laurinaitis for Raw and Smackdown GM, then on Raw, then finally Smackdown.
Was also recently written back into a storyline due to another superstar's injury when WWE was planning to let him stay on the shelf to heal for another month or so.
Red Baron: World's Strongest Man. Interesting point; the title is semi-legit. He won a world's strongest man competition back in the mid nineties. Thing is, the competition is held annually and Henry is well past his competing days for that particular sport.
He's also used "Sexual Chocolate," "The King of the Jungle" and "The Silverback."note Yes, the same one that Ryan Reeves used earlier in his career.
Sore Loser: If he faces someone who can match him in strength, this is his usual reaction. For example, when he faced Kane in arm wrestling, when Kane was on the verge of winning, Mark punched him in the face with his other hand, then gave him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
More recently, when Ryback was on the verge of beating his record in the bench press challenge, Mark Henry grabbed the barbell and forced it down against Ryback's throat.
Squash Match: Many, both won and lost (the latter mostly during his Sexual Chocolate run).
Stout Strength: Exactly the kind of build that's typical for competitors in "world's strongest man" competitions.
Took a Level in Badass/Badass Decay: His 2011 Face-Heel Turn saw him turn from a midcard face with Informed Ability into a midcard heel with slightly less Informed Ability and a bad attitude. Then his angle with The Big Show took off, and Henry turned into The Juggernaut, taking four men out of action (it's notable that all of them were Super Heavyweights, to boot). This led to a World Title run where he pinned Randy Orton clean in a match that really was not all that close. Once he dropped the title (to The Big Show, who lost it to Daniel Bryanabout two minutes later), he degenerated into another common brute again and didn't seem quite as threatening. He even lost several weeks of television time as well as a PPV to an injury. Then, when Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis were in a storyline power struggle over WWE's two main brands, Henry looked to be on his way to becoming a nigh-unstoppable menace again. Then he got injured. Now he's back, running roughshod over anyone he comes into contact with.