Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Wish List: Mark Henry

World's strongest Santa with Tony Atlas as Rudolph
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

Monday Night Raw tonight will feature the Slammy's and the coveted Superstar of the Year trophy.  There's no doubt in my mind that Mark Henry should get this honor.  Not only has he been the world heavyweight champion for the last three months (the longest reign so far this year), he's also taken out some of the biggest names in the company.

Henry's rise to dominance started off slow.  I'd pinpoint it to the draft when he was sent to SmackDown! back in April.  He turned heel that night and started to climb the ladder of success.  He ripped through competition, taking out the likes of Kane and the Big Show.  Then Henry did something I never thought I'd see.  He pinned Randy Orton and became the World heavyweight champion.

Not only did the World's Strongest Man become the champion, but he retained the title in a rematch against Orton.  And he beat the Big Show again.  Then he retained against Sheamus.  Henry would go on to defeat Daniel Bryan in a steel cage.  Six months ago if you'd have asked me who Superstar of the Year should be, I would have said CM Punk.  Maybe even the Miz, but I just think Henry's come from no where rise to the top makes him the ideal candidate for this honor.

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And Superstar of the Year isn't the only Christmas wish I have for Henry.  I'm hoping for a successful title defense against the Big Show at the upcoming TLC Pay Per View.  Then with that feud behind him, he's set to cruise into the Royal Rumble as the champ.  Typically that event features a somewhat lackluster title defense, so I'd like to see him get the nod there and then of course retain at the Elimination Chamber, setting up for his first World title defense at Wrestlemania.  Of course if Daniel Bryan is the competitor there, I'd like to see him win the belt, but at this point who knows who the champ or the challenger will be.

2011 has been a great year for Henry, he's best year yet (and he's been with the WWE 15 years).  I've been pleasantly surprised by his dominance and hope it continues into 2012.  Who do you think should be Superstar of the Year?  Answer here or on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

1 comment:

  1. I like this pick too, but knowing the WWE, it will probably go to CM Punk for "his changing" of the system.