Kane discusses his SummerSlam appearance and being okay with not taking another bump.
Kane is one of the most unique characters in WWE history. Originally created for the purposes of giving The Undertaker an opponent for WrestleMania 14 and giving Glenn Jacobs one more chance at superstardom, the character would become a staple of WWE for over two decades while also giving Glenn Jacobs a platform that he would eventually use to become the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.
These days, if he does show up, Kane is almost certainly not wrestling. The last time he was utilized in a wrestling capacity was the 2021 Royal Rumble event, the only Royal Rumble to take place inside of the ThunderDome. The last time Kane wrestled a proper match in front of fans was in Saudi Arabia at the 2018 Crown Jewel event where he teamed with Undertaker to go against Shawn Michaels and Triple H, D-Generation X. The last time that Kane had a match in front of people in the United States was at the 2018 Extreme Rules event. There he teamed with Daniel Bryan against The Bludgeon Brothers.
Speaking on The Right View with Lara Trump,the mayor of Knox County revealed that he is okay with not taking a bump again, joking that he's not sure if he would be able to get back up if he got knocked down.
Kane remains forever grateful for his time in WWE and notes that sometimes, the fame allows him an extra leg up in providing for the people of Knox County.
“Yeah, I actually don't do that much anymore,” he said. “I don't want to get into a wrestling ring and actually get knocked down because I don't know if I could get back up at this point. But yes, I still do things occasionally. For instance, WWE recently had SummerSlam, which is WWE’s second biggest event of the year at Nashville at Nissan Stadium, where the Titans play, and I announced the attendance for the evening. It's awesome for me to just go out and still be a part of it. I mean, it's one of the greatest shows on the planet, and that's an experience that is unlike any other when you get out there in front of thousands of people and are just able to do something like that. I think people here think it's really cool, actually. Because I have folks come up to me and say, ‘Hey, I saw you doing this,’ or ‘I saw you doing that,’ or, ‘I saw you on this WWE special.’ So it really is I mean, it's rewarding for me.
“Also, I think I'm able to do some pretty good things in the mayor's office because of that because of the fame that that has brought,” said Jacobs. “I have a leg up sometimes when I need to get something done in here, and I know who to talk to. I know this person is a wrestling fan, so I can reach out to him. So I try to use that for the best benefit of the people of Knox County through my role as mayor as well.”
Kane put a button on his wrestling career with his 2021 WWE Hall of Fame induction. Meanwhile, Glenn Jacobs recently secured his second term as mayor. You can read his comments about the electoral victory at this link.
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