– Kane Comments On His WWE Status – Is He Retired?
During a recent interview with CBS Sports, WWF Legend Kane talked about him running for Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, who’s his favorite in WWE today, is he retired from wrestling & more. Below are the highlights:
What about your time in WWE has prepared for you for politics?
“A lot of it is what I’ve seen outside the ring with my travels around the world. Also, I’ve been in WWF/E for 22 years and reached a point in my career where, within the locker room, I’m one of the people that guys come to if something needs to be discussed. I’m also one of the people that the WWE executives, if there is a problem in the locker room, I’m one people that is consulted about that.
They ask is there is anything that can be done and what do I think should be done about it. I also have a little bit of input into certain areas of our business, because they respect my opinion. As far as people say, “oh that stuff in the ring,” … that’s the fun stuff. I always tell people that’s separate. It’s actually my involvement in WWE that I’ve found hopefully will help me out in the political realm.”
You were known for being somewhat politically active while in the WWE but haven’t run for office until now. What made you think the time was right?
“I’m 50 years old. There’s a bit of a time constraint maybe. It’s just that time in my life and for my family as well that it’s a good decision for me to pursue this.”
Do you think your celebrity and time in the WWE will help bolster turnout in the election?
“That’s what we’re hoping. I think what happens sometimes with municipal elections is that people don’t even know they’re going on. With my entry into the race, it does make it, I don’t want to say more newsworthy, but it makes it more unique than it otherwise would have been. More novel in some ways. That’s one of the things we’re hoping for is that more people will show up because I’m in the race.”
You’re not the only one with WWE ties that’s getting into politics. Have you spoken at all to Linda McMahon whose now head of the Small Business Administration?
“Sure. Not about this, per se. She has a federal department to run. I know Linda, and we’ve spoken about things in the past, but never really about politics actually.”
Would you say every Monday or how often do you watch?
“I catch a little most Mondays. I’m really happy to see Braun Strowman. People ask me who reminds me of me, and it’s probably him.
So, I’m really happy to see him doing so well. I think WWE is in very good hands with — they’re not even the younger generation anymore — but with the people that are there now carrying the flag for them.”
Do you keep in touch with some of the boys in the locker room?
“Oh yeah. Goldust is a very good friend of mine and I talk with some of the guys every once in a while.”
Are you retired from the ring at this point or is that dependent on the outcome of the election?
“We have a saying in the WWE: never say never. So, I can’t answer that question. (laughs)”
– Retired WWE Wrestler Growing His Hair For “Hair vs. Hair” Matches
During a recent Q&A session on Instagram, retired WWE wrestler and current SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan noted that he’s growing his hair for Hair vs. Hair matches. Below is what Bryan said:
“We don’t need to talk about why I’m growing my hair out. It may or may not be because I want to do apuestas matches in Arena Mexico. It may or may not be that. Imagine a hair vs. mask match vs. Atlantis, or a hair vs. hair vs. Rush.”
For those who don’t know, Bryan has plans to wrestle once again after his deal with WWE expires.
– Enzo Amore Wants To Have A Rap Career
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore wants to start a career in rap music. Speaking of Enzo, he formed an alliance with Ariya Daivari on this week’s episode of 205 Live.
Daivari had a match with Neville and ended up losing it. After the match, Enzo launched a brutal attack on Neville with his crutch.
— 205Live (@WWE205Live) September 27, 2017