Mark Henry's 38kg transformation ahead of return to WWE ring

Mark Henry, pictured here after losing 38kg.
Mark Henry has lost 38kg as he prepares for a return to the WWE. Image: Instagram/Getty

Former 'World's Strongest Man' Mark Henry has shown off his incredible 38kg weight loss as he prepares for a return to the WWE.

The 49-year-old retired from WWE in 2017 after WrestleMania 33.

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However the Hall of Fame legend wants to get back in the ring and show the younger generation what they missed out on.

“There’s a lot of kids that didn’t get to see me wrestle. They only saw me on YouTube," Henry told Booker T's podcast recently.

“It’s been enough time that has passed."

Mark Henry, pictured here at the
Mark Henry at the "Be A STAR" Bullying Prevention Rally in 2014. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Henry said he was robbed of a farewell match and wants to give back to the fans.

“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’," he added.

“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.”

Mark Henry's insane 38kg transformation

Henry has shed an astonishing 38kg to get back into wrestling shape and now looks better than ever.

“Listen, I’m going to go out there in really good shape,” he said.

“I’m already 80 pounds (36kg) 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.

“At 50, they don’t expect me to go out there and have a 20 minute, five-star match, just to be honest. I’m telling you that right now!”

Henry won two world titles during his days in WWE and represented the USA in weightlifting at the Olympics in 1992 and 1996.

He won the US National Weightlifting title in 1993, 1994 and 1996 and the American Open in 1992.

In 2002 he won the first annual Arnold Strongman Classic, becoming known as the 'World's Strongest Man'.

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