WWE nice Kane reveals who he thinks have been the perfect wrestlers of their eras, compares present star to legend

WWE followers throughout a number of generations acquired to witness the dominance of Kane and the pure worry he put into his opponents’ eyes whether or not it was feuding with The Undertaker, eradicating his masks to disclose his true self or becoming a member of the likes of The Authority as a heel.

The professional wrestler who went by way of “hellfire and brimstone” to turn out to be one of many high opponents within the trade not too long ago spoke to Fox News Digital concerning the origins of his character as his “Biography: WWE Legends” episode is ready to air Sunday on A&E at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

When requested who he would placed on his Mount Rushmore of WWE stars, the previous wrestler now generally known as Knox County, Tennessee, Mayor Glenn Jacobs stated it was troublesome to call the 4 finest. 

Instead, he named 4 wrestlers who outlined an period within the enterprise.

Kane at Wrestlemania X8.

Kane at Wrestlemania X8. (George Pimentel/WireImage)

“That’s a tough query as a result of I used to be extremely lucky to be within the ring with so many nice superstars, Hall of Famers from completely different generations. And so it’s arduous for me to say who’s the perfect as a result of it could change relying on the day of the week or the circumstances,” Jacobs defined.

“If you have been going to ask me, although, who have been just like the face {of professional} wrestling in WWE of their eras? I might say, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and John Cena. Because I feel these are those that outline every of these eras.”

Flair was stylin’ and profilin’ as champion within the National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling and in WWE. He gained a number of championships throughout a number of promotions and was among the many first to transcend sports activities leisure.

Ric Flair in action during Ric Flair's Last Match at Nashville Municipal Auditorium July 31, 2022, in Nashville.

Ric Flair in motion throughout Ric Flair’s Last Match at Nashville Municipal Auditorium July 31, 2022, in Nashville. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Hogan was very comparable as a result of he was a bona fide babyface within the early days of his time with WWF and WWE and was recognized for slamming Andre the Giant and telling children to eat their greens, “brother.” He famously joined WCW and satisfied followers to hitch the New World Order faction, which set the wrestling world on hearth within the Nineties.


Austin’s emergence within the Attitude Era of wrestling helped WWE win the Monday Night Wars towards WCW. His perspective made him one of many high opponents within the trade. His battles with Vince McMahon on tv have been extraordinarily uncooked, and it translated right into a rankings bonanza.

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a 2009 WWE Hall of Fame inductee, attends the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania's WWE Hall of Fame at the Toyota Center April 4, 2009, in Houston.

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin, a 2009 WWE Hall of Fame inductee, attends the twenty fifth Anniversary of WrestleMania’s WWE Hall of Fame on the Toyota Center April 4, 2009, in Houston. (Bob Levey/WireImage)

Love him or hate him, Cena got here onto the scene extraordinarily scorching as a wannabe rapper who would costume down his opponents on the mic. He turned that potential into a number of championship runs.

Jacobs stated there have been a number of individuals he thought have been high performers within the present era’s WWE. Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins simply to call a number of.

“You know, Roman Reigns, after all. I feel he’s the face of the corporate,” Jacobs informed Fox News Digital. “I feel he’s an amazing performer, and he’s one other man that’s been capable of actually reinvent himself and the character now with The Bloodline and him kinda being the cool, very under-spoken man, I feel is nice.


“Drew McIntyre is super. And what’s nice about Drew is, kinda like my very own story, he got here into WWE and had a run. Probably wasn’t fairly what he wished and left after which got here again and is now simply high of his recreation.

Seth Rollins enters the ring during WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan June 29, 2019, in Tokyo.

Seth Rollins enters the ring throughout WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan June 29, 2019, in Tokyo. (Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

“I’m an enormous Seth Rollins fan. I’ve at all times thought that Seth Rollins is very similar to Shawn Michaels and that he can go on the market and do something. And I don’t like saying that, although, as a result of … I don’t like evaluating individuals to anybody else. And I feel that he’s leaving a legacy that ought to be remembered simply as Seth Rollins. I feel there’s a lot of nice performers, and I feel the corporate’s in actually good fingers.”

Even whereas balancing his mayoral duties, Jacobs stated he nonetheless follows wrestling carefully.

“I’m an enormous fan of the wrestling trade and all of the adjustments that you simply noticed by way of the twentieth century. The consolidation of WWE and the complete enterprise with Vince McMahon, cable TV, pay-per-view, then the web and the WWE Network, opponents alongside the best way,” he stated.

Kane taking two top stars down during the WWE "Raw" event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Feb. 27, 2012.

Kane taking two high stars down throughout the WWE “Raw” occasion at Rose Garden area in Portland, Ore., Feb. 27, 2012. (Ryan/Corbis through Getty Images)

“I at all times really feel that competitors makes all people higher. The Monday Night Wars have been superior, besides when you have been a participant and also you have been considering, ‘If we lose, we’re going to lose our jobs.’ So this isn’t as nice as anybody on the skin thinks it’s, and it’s simply neat to see the adjustments. 

“And then to see all people adapt to new and completely different environments and to see new characters come alongside and one other era of very passionate people who go on the market and put their our bodies on the road to entertain the followers. I feel it’s simply superb.”

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