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Mark Henry names a SmackDown Live star as 'one of the most underrated guys' of all-time

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In 2018, Mark Henry was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. 

The World's Strongest Man spent over two decades in pro-wrestling and following his retirement, has gone on to fulfill a backstage role in WWE. 

During his in-ring career, Henry won the ECW Championship, the World Heavyweight Championship and the WWF European Championship - making him pretty damn successful.

So, when he talks about the current crop of talent of Vince McMahon's roster, we should all be listening.

UNDERRATED?

Working as a producer, Henry has to keep his eye on what's going on - so naturally, he was watching Hell in a Cell last Sunday. 

Interestingly, following the PPV, he's named one SmackDown Live star who he believes is one of the most underrated wrestlers ever - and actually, it's hard to disagree with his pick. 

"[Randy Orton] is one of the most underrated guys of all-time," Henry said on Busted Open Radio, per Wrestling Inc.

"His accolades speak for themselves, his talents speak for themselves. Randy is getting meaner and more vicious. He started off very smooth and fluid.

Mark Henry believes that Randy Orton is one of the most underrated stars of all-time

"Usually guys like him don't rise to the level of excellence that he's rose to, but he's been able to do that."

A STELLAR CAREER 

What Henry's suggested makes complete sense. After spending 16 years in WWE, The Viper has had to regularly re-invent himself, in order to keep his wrestling fresh for the fans. 

Now he's transitioning into a character that's 'meaner and more vicious' than ever, it's clear that Orton cares about his appeal in the company - and that should be respected. 

In his recent feud with Jeff Hardy, Orton's become more vicious than ever

Over his career, Randy has become a Grand Slam champion and has held the WWE Championship an impressive nine times.

But, there's one belt he's yet to win - the Universal Championship. According to Henry, that needs to change.

A FUTURE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION?

"Randy needs to be in that conversation for 'Universal Champion' type roles. He's that good," the Hall of Famer explained.  

Henry clearly rates Orton very highly

Of course, Orton performs on SmackDown, while that title lives on RAW - so for him to win it, he'd have to be drafted over to the red brand next year. 

But, anything could happen, so it's not completely out of the question. 

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