By Celebrity Detective Steve
They say everything is bigger in Texas and WWE superstar Mark Henry is proof of that. The 400 lb former world powerlifting champion, who was born in the small east Texas town of Silsbee, has purchased a 4,518 square-foot custom home in Austin, Texas (listing photos below). Built in 2001 and located in The Pointe subdivision, the home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a half, and offers outdoor entertaining areas, swimming pool with arch fountains, outside fireplace, three-car garage, community access to Lake Austin, plus lake & hill country views.
The home had been on the market for slightly under two years and was listed for $819,900 prior to the sale price which is currently undisclosed.
Long before taking the professional wrestling world by storm, Mark Henry showed he was well on his way to becoming the undisputed World Power Lifting Champion at just the age of 19 when he placed second to powerlifting legend Kirk Karwoski at a national powerlifting event. Mark Henry would also capture 1st place the U.S. National Junior Weightlifting Championships then go on to win numerous national and international weightlifting championships until entering the professional wrestling in 1996 where he has won championships in ECW and WWE.
In other professional wrestling news, Ed Leslie a.k.a. Brutus Beefcake married in late 2013.
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