Just hours before SmackDown, Mark Henry talked to WWE.com backstage at Wembley Arena about his participation in this year's King of the Ring tournament. Henry, who will face Lashley in battle of two of the most powerful men on SmackDown, had the following to say about becoming King:
"Being a king is having power, and having respect" explained Henry. "I have all of those qualities, and I should be, and WILL be, the King of the Ring."
When approached to comment about this career-changing opportunity, Lashley simply told WWE.com that he will do his talking in the ring. He then respectfully declined further comment.
Will The World's Strongest Man make good on his promise to become King? Or will Lashley's in-ring actions carry him to the next round? Watch SmackDown on UPN for more.