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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.
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.