Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Long time WWE Superstar Kane has been missing in action for nearly eight months. The last time for the former World Heavyweight Champion appeared on WWE TV was Nov. 29, 2016, when he beat Luke Harper on SmackDown Live. The two had battled it out earlier in the month at Survivor Series. Kane won that encounter too.

Harper vs. Kane
Courtesy: WWE
There has been little talk of the Big Red Machine since that time. In fact, I don't know if he's been mentioned on WWE programming since late last year. I half expected him to either appear at or be a part of the promotion for the new Great Balls of Fire event for obvious reasons. But there was no hellfire and brimstone to be seen.

Of course, I know Glenn Jacobs, the man who brought Kane to life nearly 20 years ago (later this year I'll have a tribute blog up), is running for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. Jacobs, now 50, has been vocal about his political aspirations in the past. My assumption is WWE is giving him time to run his campaign. I love that he has a fireball in his logo and his slogan is "Lighting the way for our future." I don't think he'll kick off council meetings by raising his arms and lowering them to flashes of fire, but it is a cool visual. Go ahead and think about it for a second. 

The election isn't until May 1, 2018, but it's my sincere hope we get to see at least one Kane match in 2017 to mark the 20 year anniversary of the character. Win or lose in May, I'd like to see him get a good send off. He's certainly earned it. Also, I'm excited to see that another Jacobs character, Isaac Yankem, DDS is the exclusive Elite figure from Toys R Us at this year's San Diego Comic Con. 

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