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Mark Henry has dropped 80 pounds for his return to the wrestling ring

On a recent episode of “The Hall Of Fame” podcast with Booker T, WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry talked about why he wants to have one final match. Henry noted a few weeks ago that he would like to have one more match at some point this year.

He said the following on Booker’s podcast: “There’s a lot of kids that didn’t get to see me wrestle. They only saw me on Youtube. It’s been enough time that has passed. Also, I quit before I had a last match, before I waved at everybody and said, ‘Ok. I had the pink jacket on. I’m sorry I lied to you all that I was leaving and retiring. I own it”.

But, I did not get that match where you go and pay tribute to the fans and you go and you wrestle somebody that’s up and coming that’s talented and you give them, what we call, the rub. I didn’t do that, and I feel guilty. That’s why I’m doing it. I figure that I’m going to wait until I’m 50 so the expectation is lower. At 50, they don’t expect me to go out there and have a 20 minute, five star match, just to be honest (Henry laughs). I’m telling you that right now.  Listen, I’m going to go out there in really good shape. I’m already 80 pounds lighter than I was when I had my last match. I’m going to be in really good shape. It’s going to take a good man to beat me, but it might not take him long.” (Henry laughs again).

Here is a photo of Henry taken last month. It’s clear that he’s in excellent shape and he’s ready for his final match.

Henry and Booker also gave their thoughts on the recent boxing match between Ben Askren and Jake Paul. Check out Henry’s appearance on Booker’s show below.

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