Big Show vs Mark Henry: Why I Don’t Want It To Happen
By Ryan Wilson
This week’s article is going to be slightly shorter than most, basically because I’m going to cap on why I don’t want to see a Big Show vs Mark Henry match.
Big Show stands at 7 feet tall and sits at 485lbs or, for us British guys 220kg. Mark Henry stands at 6 feet 4 inches tall and sits at 412lbs, or 187kg. This is my first reason as to why I don’t want to see these two colossal giants go at. It is a known fact, or opinion of mine (maybe) that two big guys cannot put on an athletic match up to the standard of guys such as Randy Orton and Sheamus etc These two guys did whoever put on a good match at Money In The Bank, however and this is a huge however, can they really pull of a match that is classified as a main event? I don’t think these two guys can put on a match that will captivate the viewers. Big guys are slower in the ring and it’s not as exciting to watch as two young guys pull of mid-air RKO’s or ground someone with a huge running kick to the mush.
Both Mark Henry and Big Show are on the older scale of the wrestling industry, therefore they may not hold as much gas in the tank to say the least. It’s obvious in guys such as Triple H and Shawn Michaels who can go for a long time that they train hard. But I would be curious to see what cardio both of these men do, does anyone reading this know? If so, comment. It is obviously an issue that these two men are huge, and may not be able to perform for as long as the younger guys. Henry’s Hell in a Cell match was pretty much easy for him; the match lasted 15 minutes, just a few minutes longer than AirBoom vs Zig-Swag. Big Show hasn’t had a match in a while due to the legitimate injury caused to him by Henry, so he may not be at 100% right now; or maybe he is, I’m not sure, I’m just assuming.
WWE have contradicted their two show roster by having Big Show (a Raw Superstar) challenge for SmackDown’s top championship. I know the WWE is often full of potholes, but this one annoys me slightly because it is a sign that Big Show is going to lose, meaning he will hopefully return to Raw, or else he will win and become a SmackDown superstar which basically means his draft to Raw was nothing but pointless. The draft is something I love, and look forward to every year. It gives the WWE an opportunity to mix things up. However, this year’s drafted has seemed a bit pointless with superstars such as the Big Show drifting back and forth from show to show; really… There was no pun intended. If Show loses, he will probably stay and continue to fight Mark, therefore it seems like his draft was all so pointless. However I would like to see Big Show return to Raw, I think there’s enough superstars on SmackDown to keep me entertained, I feel like the Big Show is nothing but a big extra.
Big Show doesn’t fit in with the current Hall of Pain storyline. The current storyline is all about Henry dominating which I have enjoyed watching, he made Orton look like JTG – an easy victory. If Show comes along Henry won’t dominate as easily, and thus ruining the Hall of Pain. I think it would be much better if Henry was allowed to dominate further, maybe until Survivor Series, until someone like Daniel Bryan or Cody Rhodes defeats him. Everyone loves the small guy vs the big guy, no one likes the big guy vs big guy. Big Show doesn’t fit into the current plans right now. Maybe this is the end of the Hall of Pain, who knows, but I know a lot of guys that don’t want to see the end of it.
I personally have no interest in this “rivalry”. Two huge guys in one ring can only mean one thing – a slow paced, boring match that keeps no one entertained. If the crowd at Hell In A Cell thought they were unlucky watching an average Sin Cara Azul vs Sin Cara Negro then I bet my bottom dollar they’re kissing the ground right now thanking their lucky stars that they’re not going to be there in San Antonio to see Show-Henry go one on one.
Give me all your thoughts.
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You mentioned their at the older side of the wrestling scale, but the age their at now is their peak. I remember reading the Stone Cold Truth and its when their at this age their are their best. The reasons were they usually can make the other look good the best in their career and are more than use to the schedule by now, they are more reliable than younger wrestlers. Big Show was in the ”hall of pain” considering he was put out of action due to Henry’s attack.
But anyway, this isn’t going to be a great match,, it is going to be a bore IMO. I also have little interest in this!
Yes, I can definitely see where you are coming from. My points are something that really comes down to opinions I guess. I absolutely agree that some guys reach their peak at said ages, but Stone Cold was a hell of a lot more athletic than Show or Henry. I absolutely agree that older wrestlers are more reliable, however reliable isn’t what we – the viewers – look for in a wrestler, yes it’s important they show up every week, because if they didn’t we wouldn’t be entertained. However, like I said we don’t immediately look for reliability,it doesn’t make for entertaining matches. The wrestling industry is harsh in the fact that age plays a big factor in things; because the industry is such a tough industry and one that guys live in pain for, it is understandable that younger guys can hack it more, the older guys begin to think about retirement at Henry and Show’s age. Agreed that some aren’t like that but a lot go downhill after they reach their forties.
As for Show being in the Hall of Pain, I get that and I understand he has it out for Henry now, but I just don’t want this to be the end of the Hall of Pain, I wouldn’t like to think that Show is going to kill that, I want the Hall of Pain to go on for a while yet.
But thanks for the compliment, have to say it isn’t my best article by far, but it’s pretty much what I was thinking about today.
I say do what Paul E. used to do when running ECW, and that would be stress the positives and hide the negatives. As good as a more technical match would be, there’s still potential for a good slug fest. I doubt both of these guys would pull off an Airbourne(Now, that would rock!), but they do have insane power and insane power used the right way is super fun. What they need is a No DQ match where they are free to roam and destroy whatever gets in their way. I would prefer a 3-way match, because an Orton, Christian, or Sheamus could be used to speed up the match so it doesn’t get so slow.
An AirBourne? I’d pay to see that now!
The match won;t be too bad but it would have to be a slugger fest and would last only about 10 minutes at most, which is too short for it to be a good match, if ya catch my drift.
It couls still be worthwhile, especially if somebody else is added.
Yea, I agree in what you’ve said.
I don’t think it’s the of of the hall of pain, I doubt Show will win to be honest. I really believe WWE are and will try their best to make Henry look like an actual champion so he’d have to defeat Show to do that. Henry needs to stay as Champion, at the moment he is the dominant heel, I wouldn’t mind if he slowly turned into a a JBL type heel, a kind of heel that gets the crap kicked out of him for the whole match then somehow sneaks away with the win, it wouldn’t seriously get him over as a great heel IMO.
I’m with ya; I do not want to see a Henry/Show feud. Though, he (Show) does fit into the Hall of Pain story, since Henry took him out of action at MITB. So, for the sake of having that go nowhere, I can understand giving show his revenge match at Vengeance. But after that, no more matches, and especially no feud between them!
Hmmm… I understand that he got injured by Henry. I thought the Hall of Pain was where Henry dominated and injured that’s why I couldn’t see where Show was going to go. Unless Henry dominates and injures again which I can’t see happening.
I don’t mind the feud. Big Show’s showed great fire since coming back. I was ready to write off any interest of a Show/Henry feud, but it’s been alright.
The match will still suck though.
Yeah I get it…it’s not a good “technical wrestling” match-up. But really what are the better alternatives? I’m glad it’s not Mark vs. Randy again. I want to see Cody vs. Randy. I’m not sure if Sheamus vs. Mark Henry would be any better. I like the idea of Big Show vs. Mark Henry because I like the Big Show and this could be his best chance at a high-profile match. If they make this a Last Man Standing match, it could be a decent match.