WWE Hall of Famer Kane has given the clearest indication yet that his in-ring career may be over.
Glenn Jacobs made his wrestling debut back in 1992, but it wouldn’t be until five years and numerous unsuccessful gimmicks later that made a serious mark in the industry.
After a stint as ‘Fake Diesel’ which was quickly rejected by fans, Jacobs was repacked as Kane. Appearing as the masked half-brother of fellow WWE legend The Undertaker, Jacobs became a near constant presence on WWE television for much of the next two decades.
However, in recent years in-ring appearances have become few and far between as the star forged a career in politics, becoming the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.
Kane’s last wresting appearance came at the 2021 Royal Rumble, which was his first in three years.
During a recent appearance on The Right View with Lara Trump, the WWE Hall of Famer commented on his current role with WWE, saying that he’s okay with not taking another bump, before joking that if he did he might not be able to get back up.
“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.”
Glenn Jacobs was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021, and recently secured a second term as Mayor of Knox County.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.