Mark Henry

(WWE Hall of Fame Legend)

An American powerlifterOlympic weightlifterstrongman, and retired professional wrestler, who is currently signed to WWE under a Legends contract. He also works backstage as a producer.[citation needed] He is a two-time Olympian (1992 and 1996)[3] and a gold, silver, and bronze medalist at the Pan American Games in 1995.[4] As a powerlifter, he was WDFPF World Champion (1995)[9] and a two-time U.S. National Champion(1995[10] and 1997[9]) as well as an all-time raw world record holder in the squat and deadlift.[1] Currently, he still holds the WDFPF world records in the squat, deadlift and total[19][20] and the USAPL American record in the deadlift[21][22][23] since 1995. He is credited for the biggest raw squat and raw powerlifting total ever performed by a drug tested athlete, regardless of weight class,[24] as well as the greatest raw deadlift by an American citizen.[21]

In weightlifting, Henry was a three-time U.S. National Weightlifting Champion (1993, 1994, 1996),[12] an American Open winner (1992),[15] a two-time U.S. Olympic Festival Champion (1993 and 1994)[1] and a NACAC champion (1996).[4] He holds all three Senior US American weightlifting records of 1993–1997.[25] In 2002 he won the first annual Arnold Strongman Classic.[4]

Since joining the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in 1996, he has become a one-time WWF European Champion and a two-time world champion, having held the ECW Championship in 2008,[26] and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship in 2011.[27]

In April 2018 it was announced that Henry would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018.[28]

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