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September 22, 1996 / TJ Hawke

Jerry Lawler vs. Mark Henry from WWF Mind Games 1996

Post by TJ Hawke:

This was Mark Henry’s televised in-ring debut (his first match was apparently a house show match with Lawler the night before). The idea was that Lawler had goaded Henry into this match “before he was ready.”

This was an extended squash for Henry’s benefit. Lawler acted like this would be easy for the King, but he barely damaged Henry at all. Henry looked green as shit, but he was at least portrayed well and even seemed to get over with the crowd. Leif CassidyMarty Jannetty, and Hunter Hearst Helmsley all tried to attack Henry after the match, but they failed.

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