In a rare and heartfelt moment, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry was moved to tears by a recent main event on “WWE Raw,” a match that left an indelible mark on him. The emotional moment involved GUNTHER and Chad Gable, who now hold the distinction of making Mark Henry cry through their exceptional performance.
During an episode of “Busted Open Radio,” Henry shared his thoughts on the headline segment of “Raw,” where Gable challenged GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Championship.
“Gunther and Gable did something that a lot of matches haven’t done over the years, and that was make me tear up,” Henry revealed. He went on to explain that it wasn’t just about the match itself; it was the sheer excitement and enjoyment he experienced while watching. When Gable ultimately lost and his daughter began crying, it struck a chord with Henry, prompting his emotional reaction.
Mark Henry is with Chad Gable
Henry expressed, “I started crying too because I realized that pro wrestling, when done right, can emotionally affect you. I think more of that needs to be done in pro wrestling so the world can realize that it’s based off feelings and emotions. As much as it’s big, tough guys, and incredibly skilled and resilient women, we are still people and have feelings. The whole point is to make you feel, and last night, brother, the tears rolled.”
In his pursuit of the Intercontinental Championship, Chad Gable displayed tremendous courage and determination. However, it was GUNTHER who ultimately emerged victorious, etching his name in WWE history. GUNTHER’s win also secured him the record for the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion, surpassing the 35-year record previously held by The Honky Tonk Man.
This emotional moment serves as a testament to the power of storytelling in professional wrestling, reminding fans and participants alike that it’s not just about the physicality but also the deep emotions that make this sport so captivating.