He signed with the WWE in 1996 for a massive ten year contract and during his fifteen year run in the company, Mark Henry only managed to win the ECW title and the European title. Until yesterday.
Henry's loyalty to the company paid off at Night of Champions when he finally won the World Heavyweight title, pinning the then current champion Randy Orton clean with his World's Strongest Slam finish.
Henry appeared on WWE television before he even signed the contract. After press slamming Jerry Lawler on RAW, he went to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and was voted team captain of the weightlifting team. Henry however only finished fourteenth after suffering a back injury.
He eventually made his proper WWE debut at that year's SummerSlam and had his first match at the following In Your House pay-per-view, defeating Jerry Lawler.
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