Former WWE Champion, Mark Henry, turns 45 today, and to commemorate this, we’re bringing you what your PopCulteer considers to be one of the greatest moments in the history of television. In 1999, Mark henry was employing his “Sexual Chocolate” gimmick in the then WWF, and was attempting to romance all the women on the roster. He wound up with nearly-octonagarian wrestling legend, Mae Young, who then claimed that he had gotten her pregnant.
In February, 2000, Mae Young went into labor during an episode of Monday Night RAW, and had to deliver the baby backstage. The ambulance attendant was played by then-WWF writer, Tommy Blancha, who would go on to co-create Metalocalypse, and when the baby was finally born, it was nothing more than a hand.
Sixteen years later I still crack up when I think about this supreme act of absurd non-sequitry that left millions of fans worldwide asking, “What the hell did I just see?” Making this spectacular act even more Dada was the fact that the entire storyline was rarely ever mentioned again. However, after almost everybody had forgotten about the whole handbaby saga, in June, 2012, as part of the 1000th episode of RAW, the following bit happened…
Happy Birthday, Mark Henry. In this writer’s mind, your handbaby will rank up there with the Moon Landing and the Assassination of JFK as one of the most memorable moments in the history of television.