Mark Henry made his surprise return at WWE Raw tonight, coming out to the ring after Daniel Bryan fought Rey Mysterio.  After the match, Bryan immediately ran out of the ring to face Henry, and Henry threw him into the barricade.  Henry then attacked Rey Mysterio, easily fended off a save by Sin Cara, and then finished off Mysterio.

Henry was in the midst of getting a huge push during the second half of 2011 and was truly coming into his own as a monster heel, doing some of the best work of his career, when he was sidelined by a knee injury in February 2012.  He returned a few weeks later, only to require serious surgery in May.  He had not been seen on TV since.

It will be interesting to see where things go with Henry from here.  WWE is lacking quality top tier heels and Henry fits into the role immediately.