WWE’s Kane says retirement is not yet for him, tells Brock Lesnar fight at UFC 200 is good for both brands

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WWE’s Kane says retirement is not yet for him, tells Brock Lesnar fight at UFC 200 is good for both brands

WWE superstar Kane, known as Glenn Thomas Jacobs in real life, has stated that he is blessed to have a good health as he ends speculations that he is now ready to retire from ring action. Kane also stated that fellow WWE star Brock Lesnar’s fight at UFC 200 is also good for both the UFC and WWE as it brings curiosity of fans to come and watch both brands.

The 49-year-old wrestler, who earned the moniker “The Big Red Machine,” and the monster brother of The Undertaker, told 24wrestling that retirement is still not for him. He adds that he still enjoys working with the younger guys and notes that despite wrestling for almost two decades that he never had any serious injuries. Kane adds that he can still perform at a high level of competition to the delight of the fans.

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“Not really. It’s still fun. I have a lot of fun now with the younger guys and just being in the position that I’m in, as more of a mentor at times. I’ve also been very fortunate that I haven’t had many injuries, so my body still feels good. I can’t say it feels as good as it did when I was 25, but it still feels good and I can still do most of the things that I used to be able to do. And I still think that I perform at a high level, even when I’m in there literally against guys that are half my age sometimes. I think they still have to keep up with me,” Kane said.

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Kane has won 18 total championships during his WWF/E career, including being a three-time world champion (having held the WWF Championship, ECW Championship, and World Heavyweight Championship once each) and a 12-time world tag team champion, having held the WWF/E (World) Tag Team Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship, and WWE Tag Team Championships with various partners. He is also a two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion and the 2010 Money in the Bank winner. Kane is the third man to win the WWE Grand Slam.

Kane also stated that Brock Lesnar’s fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 is good for both brands. He explains that UFC fans curiosity towards the WWE. He adds that Brock’s move is just like that of The Rock, who in turn is doing well in the movies.

“I think that’s good for both brands, frankly,” Kane said. “Brock Lesnar is one of those guys, like The Rock, has done in movies… Brock has done the same thing in UFC and MMA. He has transcended WWE and that sport, and I think he helps bring UFC and MMA fans into WWE, and vice versa. So anytime someone has crossover appeal like that, I think it’s good for everybody.”

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AS many of Kane’s fellow wrestlers have retired he is still keen on wrestling until he thinks it’s time to walk away from the WWE. But until then he aims to keep in entertaining fans and viewers. Kane hopes that with his fellow wrestlers crossing over to films and other sports such as the UFC, it would bring more interest in the WWE as well.

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