Rusev def. Mark Henry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mark Henry had the support of an entire country behind him in his clash with Rusev, but it was just not enough to help defeat the Russian juggernaut, who forced the American to tap out and remain undefeated.

View photos of the colossal clash

Emotions were running high from the start, when Henry was brought to tears during Lilian Garcia’s pre-match singing of America’s national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.

Weighing over 400 pounds, The red, white and blue clad World’s Strongest Man came out swinging against the powerful Russian, who he promised to defeat and induct into the international wing of his Hall of Pain. With Henry dominating him, Rusev became visibly frustrated.

But things changed when Rusev drove the two-time United States Olympic power lifter spine-first into the unforgiving steel ring post. With Henry reeling from the pain, Rusev attacked his massive back.

The former Olympian tried to regain momentum, but Rusev continued to target his injured back. Although Henry managed to retaliate with a World’s Strongest Slam, hoisting Rusev’s massive frame took its toll on Henry’s injured back and he could not capitalize and pin Rusev.

Rusev struck Henry with a leaping side kick to the face, leaving him vulnerable on the canvas. Seizing the opportunity, Rusev locked in The Accolade, forcing Henry to tap out.

The result was a disappointment for The World’s Strongest Man and the entire WWE Universe (except maybe those in Russia), but it was a familiar outcome for Rusev and Lana, who celebrated the continued winning streak as the Russian flag hung above the ring.

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Rusev def. Mark Henry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mark Henry had the support of an entire country behind him in his clash with Rusev, but it was just not enough to help defeat the Russian juggernaut, who forced the American to tap out and remain undefeated.

View photos of the colossal clash

Emotions were running high from the start, when Henry was brought to tears during Lilian Garcia’s pre-match singing of America’s national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.

Weighing over 400 pounds, The red, white and blue clad World’s Strongest Man came out swinging against the powerful Russian, who he promised to defeat and induct into the international wing of his Hall of Pain. With Henry dominating him, Rusev became visibly frustrated.

But things changed when Rusev drove the two-time United States Olympic power lifter spine-first into the unforgiving steel ring post. With Henry reeling from the pain, Rusev attacked his massive back.

The former Olympian tried to regain momentum, but Rusev continued to target his injured back. Although Henry managed to retaliate with a World’s Strongest Slam, hoisting Rusev’s massive frame took its toll on Henry’s injured back and he could not capitalize and pin Rusev.

Rusev struck Henry with a leaping side kick to the face, leaving him vulnerable on the canvas. Seizing the opportunity, Rusev locked in The Accolade, forcing Henry to tap out.

The result was a disappointment for The World’s Strongest Man and the entire WWE Universe (except maybe those in Russia), but it was a familiar outcome for Rusev and Lana, who celebrated the continued winning streak as the Russian flag hung above the ring.