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Mark Henry -- Color Him WWE Champ

6/30/2008 8:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When does being hit with racial slurs improve your career? For WWE wrestler Mark Henry, it may have happened last night on PPV.

In April, the WWE suspended writer Michael Hayes for 60 days for telling Henry, "I'm more n***** than you are." Last night -- and one week after Hayes was reinstated -- the twelve-year WWE vet and former Olympian finally got his big moment by winning the company's ECW world title.

That's where the controversy starts.

There's buzz around wrestling blogs that the 400 lb. wrestler that calls himself "The World's Strongest Man" would never have been in line for a title if the racial controversy didn't exist.

The company has only had three other African-American world champions in its entire history. Anyone 'memba The Rock?

WWE hasn't returned our call for comment.
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Wesley    

To solve this problem of racial injustice in the wrestling business black people should start their own wrestling federation (because black people really need to start their own business anyway because the economic situation of the black race is extremely alarming). And if African and Caribbean people (black people) have their own wrestling federation they are NOT going to depend on the same white people who perform act of racism against them to prosper in the Wrestling business because the company will be own and control by black people who serve the cause of their own people only.

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