WWE Kane on Retirement & More!

WWE Kane

Kane on Retirement & More!

Who can believe that is has being nearly 20 years since Kane debuted on the WWE Scene. Demonic and scary with his ghastly father Paul Bearer, he made his first appearance at IYH: Badd Blood. He quickly made his mark – taking out his brother, The Undertaker. Now, nearly 20 years later and several character changes later, Kane is still a part of the WWE. Wrestling on the SmackDown Live brand, he seems to be showing no signs of slowing down. He is a multi-time champion in the WWE, but the man behind the mask recently sat down with TopRopePress to discuss a possible retirement and more. Here is Kane on Retirement and more…

  • When asked about his longevity in the business, he replied…

“I think the key to the longevity is being able to reinvent yourself and to adopt and incorporate different things into your character. If you look at guys like Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Undertaker; the reason why they are around so long is because they keep things interesting and hopefully I have been able to do it as well. A lot of it is because of being open to change. I think sometimes we put blinders on and define our personas very narrowly and are afraid to step outside the comfort zone; something I’ve never been afraid to do. Especially if you see the Team Hell No stuff I did with Daniel Bryan, it’s a significant departure from when I first started. And now, I’m sort of back to where I’m now. ”

  • When asked about a two-hour format compared to three, he replied…

“I think the great thing about the WWE universe is that they just love to see us perform. People has been very receptive to it. Especially, when you look at the SmackDown show now, before that it always made RAW the flagship show of the brand. I think what’s happening with the brand split has really helped SmackDown. I like the two hour format much better than the three hour format. I think it’s incredibly hard to produce that sort of content every week. I think Raw has a disadvantage being a three hour show as opposed to SmackDown. In that respect, SmackDown is going places where it was not able to go in the earlier years.”

  • When asked about his retirement, he replied…

“As long as I’m still performing at the top level, as long as I’m still having fun and as long as I feel that I’m giving the audience their money’s worth. That’s always been my benchmark for going on. It’s rewarding for me now with some of the other guys coming up and seeing what they are going to be capable of doing in the future. And seeing them mature and I’m happy to be part of this process. “

What the future holds for Kane on the SmackDown Live Roster certainly remains to be seen. Granted he is able to perform at a high level but at 49-years-old he cannot continue forever. Until that day comes, lets hope he can continue to deliver something credible to the product and make a lasting impact.

What do you think about Kane’s thoughts on retirement? We’d love to know what you think!

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