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Mark Henry made a name for himself in the WWE as one of the most brutal strongmen to ever take part in the sport.

While he’s only a part-time performer in the wrestling scene now, it seems as though “The World’s Strongest Man” still has some tricks up his sleeve.

This time, a replica of Houston Rockets mascot Clutch was the victim of his wrath.

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During a TV timeout during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, Henry took a steel chair to the poor coyote, who was sent sprawled out on the hardwood as a result.

Check out the hilarious interaction below:

Henry, who was seated courtside, was armed with a steel chair and decided to take out the fake Rockets mascot after it attacked the Spurs’ mascot. After a shot to the stomach area, Henry delivered the epic finishing blow to the head.

According to Adam Silverstein of CBS Sports, the two-time Olympian and two-time WWE champion Henry grew up less than two hours away from Houston but now lives in Austin, just over an hour away from San Antonio.

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That might explain why his current allegiance lies with the Spurs. According to the footage above, that's a good spot to be in.

As you can imagine, the Twitter world reacted accordingly. 

One guy noted that the mascot is now in the Hall of Pain. 

Another couldn't believe that Henry could harm such a cute mascot!

In the end, the Spurs ended up out-scoring the Rockets 33-13 in the fourth quarter to earn a 121-96 victory to even the series at one game apiece. Kawhi Leonard was sensational in the victory, amazingly scoring 34 points on 13-of-16 shooting along with seven rebounds and eight assists over 38 dominant minutes. In the loss, James Harden scored just 13 points and shot an abysmal 3-for-17 from the field in an off-game.

While Henry may or may not have played a role in inspiring the Spurs to victory, let's all hope that he makes an appearance later in the series for some added entertainment value. San Antonio needs all the help they can get, especially since Tony Parker left the game with an apparent leg injury, thus putting his status up in the air for the remainder of the playoffs.

Now, when all opposing teams travel to San Antonio, mascots will have to keep their heads on a swivel, or else they might end up feeling the wrath of Henry just like Clutch.

Topics:
San Antonio Spurs
Southwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
Houston Rockets
James Harden

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