Kane Talks about The Rock Returning as a WWE Part-Timer, Working with Daniel Bryan and Favorite Attitude Era Moments

Longtime WWE superstar Kane (Glenn Jacobs) spoke with Forbes about a number of wrestling topics while promoting WrestleMania 29 and the WWE ’13 video game. Check out the excerpts below and click here for the full article:

Kane on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson coming back to WWE as a part-timer and headlining WrestleMania 29:

“Well, it’s certainly beneficial for us, because we get so much mainstream exposure. The guy, of course, really came to prominence in the WWE and is now arguably…if not the top, certainly one of the top action stars in Hollywood, and certainly one of the top actors. That’s kind of beyond our community. The fact that he comes back into WWE certainly helps us. Also, from his perspective, I think he really does love WWE and wrestling, so he loves to do it. I think that also, it helps Rock as well, because he becomes part of the big event (WrestleMania). As a participant in and as a part of WWE myself, I think it’s great that he comes back because it just helps overall and it creates so much buzz. It’s really awesome.”

Kane on working with Daniel Bryan and the success of Team Hell No:

“For me as Kane it’s the fact that…what I do with Daniel Bryan is a complete contrast to everything else I’ve done my entire career. The fact that you have…the rest of my career the Kane character has been relatively dark. Every once in a while you’ll see something pop out, but for the most part it’s been relatively dark and very serious; the destroyer, the monster. With Team Hell No, because of Daniel Bryan, I’m able to show a different side.

It’s like Abbot and Costello, of course. I’m generally the straight guy, but you want to show a bit of what he does. By being the straight guy, it makes it even that much better. I would say that we’ve been able to do what not a whole lot of people have done. We can take completely contrasting things and accentuate the contrast of going to where the whole thing works, as opposed to the whole thing just falling apart.”

Kane on his favorite Attitude Era moments:

“I have a couple moments that I remember most from ’93. My biggest moment was me beating Stone Cold Steve Austin to win the championship. I got the First Blood match. Also, my first match with Undertaker at Wrestlemania 14 in Boston was also very important to me.”

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Source: Forbes.com