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WWE News: WWE Hall of Famers appearing alongside Kane

  • Just don't get your hopes up for any actual in-ring action.
Elliott Binks
Modified 11 Sep 2017, 22:22 IST

Kane during
Kane during his run as Corporate Kane

What’s the story?

A pair of WWE Hall of Famers are set to make a public appearance alongside Kane on Sep. 21— but don’t expect any actual wrestling to take place. Arn Anderson and Ricky Morton, as well as Dr. Tom Prichard, are set to join Kane for what’s being billed as a free meet and greet event.

And judging by the poster that Kane posted on Twitter, it looks like the event will be run in association with his campaign for Knox County Mayor.

In case you didn’t know…

In April of this year, Kane announced that he’d be running for the Mayoral seat of Knox County (under his real name of Glenn Jacobs, of course). And though he’s still listed as a member of the SmackDown roster, the demands of his campaign have meant that he hasn’t been seen on WWE television since November 2016.

Going in depth

For those in the area, the event’s going be taking place from 6-8pm at Jacob Building, Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN. Though it is advertised as being free of charge, there’s a suggested donation of $25, and just for the record, there is the added promise of jambalaya and refreshments on offer, provided by Bayou Bay Seafood House!

What's next?

Obviously, the most immediate next step is the event itself in a week-and-a-half, but beyond that, don’t be surprised to see further wrestling-themed fundraisers in the pipeline, as we’ve already seen Ric Flair get involved in one of Jacob's events back in July.

Looking a little further ahead, the Knox County primary is set for May 1, 2018, with Election Day on Aug. 2, 2018, so don’t expect to see Kane back in a WWE ring anytime soon.

Author’s take

At the risk of getting political, it’s good to see some of Kane’s old buddies coming out to support him in this latest career turn.

Of course, given the obvious pro wrestling theme, it’s debatable as to how much politics will actually be discussed come the evening of Sep. 21. Then again, given how long these guys spent in WWE, they probably know a thing or two about playing a political game.


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Published 11 Sep 2017, 22:22 IST
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