WWE Hall of Famer Kane has seemingly announcement his retirement from the ring in a recent interview, marking the end of a legendary 30 year career with the WWE.
The former WWE Champion last wrestled at the 2021 Royal Rumble, marking his record 20th appearance in the match, eliminating both Dolph Ziggler and Ricochet in the match before being eliminated by Damian Priest.
He slowly transitioned out of wrestling in 2018 after being elected the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. His last high-profile match came at Crown Jewel 2018 in Saudi Arabia, where he teamed with The Undertaker to take on D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) in one of the worst WWE matches ever. He lost his mask whilst Triple H suffered a horrible injury in a match that marked Shawn Michaels first match in 8 years and is considered one of the worst matches of all time.
Kane seemingly retired from in-ring activity during an interview on The Right View with Lara Trump. The former WWE Champion confirmed that he was no longer happy to take a bump inside the ring, indicating that he no longer wanted to perform in the ring after being elected Mayor for the second consecutive term.
“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.”
He last appeared in WWE at Summerslam 2022, appearing as Glenn Jacobs rather than as the character of Kane. Kane is the younger brother of The Undertaker, with the pair being deadly rivals and close partners throughout their run in WWE. The Kane and Undertaker story has been called the greatest story ever told in wrestling.
Kane was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021, seemingly putting an end to his legendary career which saw him star in countless high-profile matches in the WWE. His biggest feuds saw him take on legends like The Undertaker, Steve Austin, Rey Mysterio, Daniel Bryan and John Cena, including many, many more stars of the years.
He joins The Undertaker, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022,in retiring from in-ring action. The Deadman concluded his legendary career at the end of his “One Last Ride” documentary on the WWE Network.
Kane’s retirement came at the end of an incredibly career that saw him be one of the most terrifying monsters in wrestling history. What are you favourite memories of Kane? Let us know in the comments or click below to read mroe
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