WWE News: Mark Henry to be inducted into the WWE 2018 Hall of Fame
Wrestling Inc. has revealed that former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry appears to be the next and likely the final 2018 WWE Hall of Fame inductee.
A new WWE WrestleMania magazine had an interview with Mark Henry where he spoke about being inducted into this year's Hall of Fame class. Below is an image of the magazine interview.
Mark Henry will join Hall of Fame headliner Bill Goldberg, as well as, The Dudley Boyz, Hillbilly Jim, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, celebrity inductee Kid Rock and, Warrior Award recipient Jarrius 'JJ' Robertson.
Mark Henry signed a decade-long contract with WWE in 1996. He re-signed in 2006 and remained with the company to this day. Henry quietly retired from in-ring action after WrestleMania last year.
During his WWE career, he held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WWE ECW Championship, and the Europeans Championship. He also collided with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 22 in a casket match and had notable feuds over the years with John Cena, Kurt Angle, Batista, Kane and more.
WWE had actually lost interest in Mark Henry in the late 90's as they believed he had no aptitude for wrestling, but he later proved them wrong, although it took some time. Henry had to miss much of 2000, all of 2001, and much of 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 due to injuries and training to be in fighting shape.
Mark Henry last appeared on WWE TV in a cameo appearance on the 25 Anniversary episode in a backstage skit with Hall of Famer The Godfather.
Following Mark's retirement, he took a backstage position with WWE as a producer and, has also expressed interest in working in other fields within WWE, such as training talent. The WWE Hall of Fame takes place in the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on April 6.