• Kane Donated His Royal Rumble 2021 Pay
Old School WWF Legend Kane returned to WWE programming last month at the Royal Rumble 2021 pay-per-view.
He competed in his record 18th Royal Rumble match, the most by any wrestler in WWF/E history.
He entered at entry #18 and was eliminated by former NXT North American Champion Damian Priest, who is now RAW’s newest wrestler.
In a backstage interview at Royal Rumble, Kane had the following to say about his return & Damian Priest:
“He’s got a ton of potential. I mean it stings because I would have liked to be in the match longer. But he’s going to be an impact player in WWE. I think you’re going to see a lot more moments like that from him in the future.”
CBS-WVLT in Knoxville, Tennessee reported that Kane (Mayor Glenn Jacobs) donated his Royal Rumble 2021 pay to the Knox County Mayor’s Applied Technology Scholarship Fund for TCAT Knoxville (Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville).
Kane donated $5,000 out of his salary last month to help start the Applied Technology Scholarship Fund for TCAT Knoxville. This fund benefits a Knox County employee’s child, who is a student at the school.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 18, 2017) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2017, we lost Old School NWA/WWF Legend “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff (Real name: Oreal Perras) at the age of 74 due to liver cancer.
In 1971, he defeated then WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino for the title in what is said to be an even more shocking moment than what we witnessed at WrestleMania XXX, when Brock Lesnar broke The Undertaker’s streak.
Those who were in Madison Square Garden on January 18, 1971 said that you could hear a needle drop after Koloff had defeated Bruno via pinfall.
The Russian Bear has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, a very deserving honor that they missed out on while he was still alive.
† REST IN PEACE IVAN KOLOFF
August 25, 1942 – February 18, 2017