Wrestling legend and Knox County (Tenn.) mayoral candidate Glenn “Kane” Jacobs told the NY Post that the upcoming 2018 Royal Rumble match could be his last main event as a WWE superstar.
The 50-year-old has balanced his mayoral run with a recent return to RAW battling Braun Strowman, which has led to both men facing Universal champion Brock Lesnar for the title at the upcoming pay-per-view.
“I have to take advantage of everyone that comes along,” Jacobs said of the chance to be in the main event picture. “This might be the last one. I don’t know. I certainly think the match at Royal Rumble is going to be special for me.”
Jacobs has spent the entirety of his latest stint with the company battling Strowman, beginning with him turning on his tag-team partner during their match at the TLC pay-per-view in October. The veteran has been used to make his opponent look stronger as he continues to emerge as a main event player.
“The company has done a tremendous job with him, you know positioning him where he needs to be and he gets it and that can be a rarity often,” Kane said. “I think he has a really bright future ahead of him. I think he is going to be a guy that going forth for many years is going to be at top or near the top of WWE.”
Jacobs has been employed by WWE since 1995, having wrestled under several different gimmicks before debuting as “Kane,” the monstrous half-brother of the Undertaker, in 1997.
He has continued as the character since, winning three World championships, 12 tag-team titles, two Intercontinental championships and numerous other accolades as one of the company’s longest tenured superstars.