-- Mark Henry appeared on RAW and cut a full-fledged retirement promo complete with tears and his voice cracking. At the end of the promo, he attacked Cena and fooled just about everyone. Here is a recap of the segment from our RAW report:
Mark Henry comes out and he has his boots with him and leaves them standing atop the ramp as he makes his walk down into the ring. Henry tells Cena to put his guard down, and extends his hand out. They shake as the crowd chants for Henry. Henry wants Cena to stay. He wants to tell something to everyone in the back and Cena. Henry looks really emotional as the crowd chants his name. He's got them tears. He respects everybody that loves this business and all the people that work for the WWE, because he knows how difficult it is.
Ah shit, he is either extremely great or this is legit. He was a seasoned vet in 02 when Cena came in. THANK YOU HENRY chant. He says Cena is doing an awesome job. He figured if they all forget Henry, they'll at least remember the coat. haha. We get a Sexual Chocolate chant, and this reviewer is gettin chills. He says at the rate Cena is going, he'll be the greatest WWE champ of all time. Henry admits that he will be formerly retiring from the active roster as the crowd chants ONE MORE MATCH.
Cena is in the middle of the ring and hands Henry the WWE Title. Henry holds that sh*t like a beast. A small town Texas boy done proud, he says. He gives the title back to Cena, because it's something you gotta earn. Henry got a chance to travel the world, tells Argentina not to cry, and stands proud.
He is on the road over 200 nights of the year, tells his wife and son that he'll see them a lot more than perhaps they want to. He punks a crowd member, calling him a dummy. haha. He tells his daughter daddy's comin home. Cena in to hold the title and Mark's hand in the air.....
AND MARK HITS THE WORLDS STRONGEST SLAM!!!!!!! HOLY F*CK!!!!!!
Henry says he's got a lot left in the tank! It ain't that easy!!! He drops the title on Cena's chest, and says he's going to get his soon! AWESOME!!!!
Backstage, Henry is with blondie and calls everyone a puppet. He says the WWE Title. That's all he hasn't held. He's challenging Cena for it right now. Reason why he got two boots, is because one is going in Cena's rear end. haha.