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Home arrow Television arrow 2013 Stories arrow SmackDown: The Hall of Pain reopens
SmackDown: The Hall of Pain reopens
Written by David Dunn   
Feb 12, 2013 at 09:15 PM

130212_henryThe World's Strongest Man is back and he's coming for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Mark Henry made his in-ring return on SmackDown last Sunday and defeated Randy Orton in the main event to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match at the pay-per-view of the same name.

Henry, a former World Heavyweight Champion, got SmackDown General Manager Booker T's attention when he took out Titus O'Neil and The Great Khali after their match.

Henry told Booker T he had made a mistake not including the World's Strongest Man in the Elimination Chamber, and the Hall of Pain was now open.

With Henry threatening to make sure there was room for him in the Elimination Chamber - presumably by taking out anyone already entered in the match - Booker T offered him a spot in the satanic structure, provided he could beat Randy Orton.

Henry tried to drive Orton against the ring post in their main event contest but miscalculated and charged at the post himself.

Henry was able to snatch back some momentum when he flung Orton out of the ring but could not bring the match to an end.

The Viper struck Henry with a DDT from the middle rope, and lined up an RKO for his opponent.

Mark Henry shrugged Orton off toward the corner when he attempted his signature move and followed up with a splash which stunned Orton.

Henry then powered the Viper up for the World's Strongest Slam to secure a place inside the Elimination Chamber.

Jack Swagger, also competing in the Elimination Chamber match, made short work of Justin Gabriel on SmackDown.

The All-American American stopped the South African from performing a moonsault off the apron when he yanked Gabriel's foot out from under him.

With Gabriel hurting, Swagger rolled him back into the ring and clipped his knee before applying the Patriot Act ankle lock for a submission victory.

Kane, another Elimination Chamber participant, was not as successful in his match with Big Show.

Big Show had an answer for everything Kane brought to the table and ultimately put him away with a knockout WMD shot.

Big Show will challenge Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship at Elimination Chamber.

Del Rio found himself barred from entering the building as a result of a suspension from Booker T, but managed to strike a deal with Big Show's disgruntled, abused assistant while the giant wrestled his match.

When Big Show returned to his tour bus in the parking lot he discovered the wheels had been removed, rendering it useless.

As Big Show screamed out in frustration, Del Rio added insult to injury by covering his challenger in bright orange paint tipped from the top of the bus.

SmackDown Results:

  • Cody Rhodes def. Kofi Kingston
  • The Great Khali w/ Hornswoggle & Natalya def. Titus O'Neil
  • Big Show def. Kane
  • Jack Swagger def. Justin Gabriel
  • Tensai def. Drew McIntyre w/ 3MB via disqualification
  • Antonio Cesaro def. Sin Cara
  • Mark Henry def. Randy Orton
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Sunday, April 20
- WWE Raw (3.45pm, the BOX)

- WWE Main Event (6.15pm, the BOX)

- WWE SmackDown (7.05pm, the BOX)

- WWE Main Event (11.50pm, the BOX)

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