Former World Champion Kane hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since he suffered a “broken ankle” at the hands of The Bludgeon Brothers at Extreme Rules, since then he has focused his time on his political career as he waits to be sworn in to succeed Tim Burchett as the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee this weekend.
Before Kane made the announcement that he wished to step into a political role away from the wrestling business, he was a legend in the squared circle and competed for WWE for more than two decades, most notably as The Devil’s Favourite Demon.
It was throughout the 1990s and early 2000s that WWE was linked to a number of steroid scandals and Kane has recently been forced to defend himself since Al Thompson, the founder of ‘Protect Our Youth from Steroids’ movement has accused him of being connected to “WWE’s rampant steroid use,” in a letter to the Tennessee Attorney General and the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Finance.
Kane, who’s now becoming better known under his real name Glenn Jacobs, responded as part of an interview with Knoxville News Sentinel.
“I do not condone steroid use or the use of any illicit drugs, I think that’s very bad. I’m a bit of a health nut, and I just think it’s just really bad. No, I’d never do that.”
Kane isn’t due to make any future WWE appearances but did state that he would be open to a WWE return if it was a one-off in the future. Kane will officially be made the Mayor of Knox County tomorrow and a brand new career will begin for the man who was once one of the most destructive forces in WWE.