Kane speaks out on a possible WWE retirement match, working with The Undertaker, being unmasked

Posted on 3/09/123 by Phil Johnson

WWE Hall of Famer Kane (Glenn Jacobs) recently joined
PWMania.com for an exclusive in-depth interview. During the
conversation, Kane spoke out about a possible WWE retirement
match, working with The Undertaker, being unmasked, and more.
You can read the entire interview by clicking here. Here are
some highlights:

Working with The Undertaker:

“It was amazing. Undertaker was my favorite superstar before
I got into the WWE. He debuted right around the time I broke
into the wrestling business. He’s always been my favorite. He
was a big guy like me, and the character was amazing. He was
the first big guy to combine size and athleticism that he
did. There were a lot of big guys who couldn’t do the stuff
he could do. Ultimately, not only was it of course a
tremendous character and concept, but it was the fact that
you had this guy who was 6’10, 300lbs, could walk across the
top rope, and he’ll tell you himself he would move very
methodically and did a lot of things a human being his size
wouldn’t be able too. I have a great deal of respect for him
as a performer before I even really got into the business.
Then, when I was around him for a few years, all the stuff
about him being the locker room leader is all true. He was
the guy you didn’t want to disappoint, I remember one night I
felt terrible because he was hurt and still went out and did
a half an hour match. He was in pain and did the best that he
could. He didn’t have to, he’s The Undertaker, he’s been
there for 20 years and if he wanted to phone it in, nobody
would say anything. Then I went out there and I worked hard,
but I was like man, here he is. That was the moment when I
decided I would never phone it in either. If he could go out
there and wrestle at a high-level hurt, then we all could.
Frankly, he is an idol. To be able to work with him, that
closely and develop a close relationship with him, is just
something dreams are made out of.”

Being unmasked for the first time:

“I was pumped about it. It was a change. I felt that Kane had
gotten rather stale. The mask while it was a great asset
because it provided a mystique and mystery that nobody else
had, and also because we use our face a lot to show people
emotion which is what WWE is all about and getting the
audience to feel what you feel, I couldn’t do that they way I
wanted to because of the mask and felt I was pretty limited.
I was excited to do it. It was a different character. Kane
went from being this physical monster that didn’t talk and
the most emotion you got from him was a head tilt, which was
very ambiguous and it meant that something bad was about to
happen to somebody, to Kane now being a psychological
monster. He went from being a Michael Myers to a Hannibal
Lecter. To me, that’s more terrifying. Now you have a big,
huge guy who is all messed up on the inside although he
looked normal on the outside. The scars were on the inside
and his psyche. To me, that’s much more terrifying than a
masked dude running around. I was excited about it. I didn’t
know it would do what it did and that it would be a
completely different character. It was almost like debuting
and starting all over again, except at a much higher level
because you had all this history behind you.”

His WWE future and potential WWE retirement match:

“I’ll always leave that door open. In WWE we never say never.
I don’t know what will happen. I do some stuff here and there
in the WWE. That’s a part of me and it’s something I enjoy
and want to do for the rest of my life. If it’s something in
the ring, I don’t know. Maybe you have to ask Kane that

Kane also talked about his opinion and hopes for the future
of professional wrestling, winning the WWE title, his
upcoming A&E documentary, and much more. You can read the
complete interview at this link.

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