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Courtesy of the Wrestling Observer:


    Kane, 39, has expressed to WWE management that he plans on retiring soon, perhaps as early as January 2007. Kane told management that he has accomplished all he can in his career. Should Kane retire, it won't affect his See No Evil film deal as he signed a contract for a sequel to the movie.

    One source within WWE said, "Kane is the most respected guy in the Raw locker room. He carries himself very professionally and it would be ashame to end his career without a decent title run." Kane has stated several times that his 24 hour title reign in 1998 does not bother him, however, many within WWE (including Vince McMahon) feels as though that Kane has been bothered that he has not gotten another title reign in his career. Even though he's technically on RAW, there was some thought to giving him a title win at Judgment Day or No Way Out, but those plans were nixed. Another source said that when Kane was asked about a possible future title reign he said, "It's time for the younger guys to shine."

    Before his departure, Kane would like to be involved with Bobby Lashley, Randy Orton and John Cena. He would also like to reunite with The Undertaker as a tag team. Additionally, The Undertaker has expressed to management that Kane could possibly be the one to end his undefeated Wrestlemania streak. However, Kane turned down the idea, seeing as it would take credibility away from Taker's legacy.


I always respected Kane and his abilities, but I respect him even more nixing his own title reign to let younger stars shine, and for keeping the Undertakers' streak alive. It's nice to know there are some selfless people in wrestling, and that Glen Jacobs is a really nice guy.

I've always thought of Kane's title win as a total fluke (i think i read somewhere that Stone Cold Steve Austin bleeds easily, and Kane's victory in the First Blood match was accidental)...but it would be really nice to see him win the title.

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I'd definitely like to see one more run for the Brothers of Destruction before he hangs it up.
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I've been telling Kathy and Travis (the wrestline newbies) that Kane is maybe the best big guy ever, and it's because of his ability to work. I hope he doesn't put the mask back on because I'd feel bad for the guy having to wear that full costume again. It can't breathe well.

If he does hang it up soon, I'd like to see him carry the belt for a true, full title reign. Nothing asterisked or buried in another star's constant title presence.



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Wow, that's surprising to hear. Raw would be rather odd without Kane there. Kane was one of my favorite wrestlers back as a mark and just hearing how selfless he is gives me a new respect for the guy. That and this man spent a solid four years in my hometown playing football and getting his teaching degree.



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Well, I'd say the 'Taker is the best big man ever, but Glen Jacobs has shown that he can pull out a good match when he needs to. And it's great to hear some positive press about a wrestler as opposed to the usual dreck that's peddled as fact. I hope that, if he does decide to hang it up in January, they give him the send-off he's earnt.



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I absolutely LOVE to hear about guys volluntarily retiring from professional wrestling. Not dying, not going from main eventing PPVs to wrestling at car dealership openings, not still working into their 50's & embarassing themselves in the ring, but being able to make the decision to walk away by themselves because they saved their money and they want to.

But when I read this story last night, I couldnt quite wrap my head around this paragraph:

    Kane has stated several times that his 24 hour title reign in 1998 does not bother him, however, many within WWE (including Vince McMahon) feels as though that Kane has been bothered that he has not gotten another title reign in his career.
WHA????

So people, including Vince, feel that he HAS in fact been bothered by the 24 hour reign? Or maybe people, including Vince, have themselves been bothered by his 24 hour reign? Man that sencence is jacked up.

Also, am I the only one that still cringes everytime I read phrases like "many in WWE feel...", "there was some thought to [doing something]..., and "One source within WWE said...", regardless of what the story is actually about?

And finally, I think Kane being the one to break Taker's WM streak would be awesome.



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The dude sounds like a great guy & all (which is extremely refreshing in this business), but I'm not going to lie and say I'll miss him, or that he needs a title reign, or anything. Outside of a couple matches (v. Angle, v. Jericho), I don't really care for him as a wrestler. He definitley should NOT break Taker's streak. I don't care for Taker, either, but they shouldn't waste that rub on a guy on his way into retirement.



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    I've always thought of Kane's title win as a total fluke (i think i read somewhere that Stone Cold Steve Austin bleeds easily, and Kane's victory in the First Blood match was accidental)...but it would be really nice to see him win the title.

    Comments?


It's very unlikely. An easily forgettable stipulation of that First Blood Match was that if Kane lost he'd set himself on fire. Hot-shotting the title to him for 24 hours was necessary. WWE made the right call after seeing how WCW's Human Torch Match played out in 2000.



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This story is apparently bogus. Which is to say that no such thing was printed in the Observer.
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It doesn't read at all like an Observer story anyway. They ... tried too hard. Way too hard. A Torch story, sort of.
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    Originally posted by SEADAWG
    This story is apparently bogus. Which is to say that no such thing was printed in the Observer.


Which is made more than apparent by the fact that he is referred to exclusively as "Kane."
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    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
      Originally posted by SEADAWG
      This story is apparently bogus. Which is to say that no such thing was printed in the Observer.


    Which is made more than apparent by the fact that he is referred to exclusively as "Kane."




It's a wrestling article true or not why the hell would they refer to someone by their real name?

I never heard someone referred to other then their character names in a wrestling article or new report.



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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze

      Kane has stated several times that his 24 hour title reign in 1998 does not bother him, however, many within WWE (including Vince McMahon) feels as though that Kane has been bothered that he has not gotten another title reign in his career.
    ... Man that sencence is jacked up.
I knew something wasnt right. That sentence just screams "NEWZBOARD~!!11!1!".



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    Originally posted by LanceJr
      Originally posted by TheBucsFan
        Originally posted by SEADAWG
        This story is apparently bogus. Which is to say that no such thing was printed in the Observer.


      Which is made more than apparent by the fact that he is referred to exclusively as "Kane."




    It's a wrestling article true or not why the hell would they refer to someone by their real name?

    I never heard someone referred to other then their character names in a wrestling article or new report.


"Kane" is not contemplating retirement (in the story), "Glenn Jacobs" is. I don't read the Torch or Observer or any other newsletter, but I'd hope they would actually distinguish between the two. From what I have seen, they do, especially in matters like this dealing with behind-the-scene decisions. I think the Observer would look pretty foolish saying "Kane" is retiring.
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You just don't get it... there are people who don't know who Glen Jacobs is. Sure we do, but there are people who don't know wrestlers real names and really dont care.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65
    Originally posted by LanceJr
    You just don't get it... there are people who don't know who Glen Jacobs is. Sure we do, but there are people who don't know wrestlers real names and really dont care.



I would imagine that most people that read the Observer or the Torch, or other publications of their ilk would know the real names of the wrestlers.



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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Originally posted by LanceJr
      You just don't get it... there are people who don't know who Glen Jacobs is. Sure we do, but there are people who don't know wrestlers real names and really dont care.

    I would imagine that most people that read the Observer or the Torch, or other publications of their ilk would know the real names of the wrestlers.
I would also assume that most people who watch wrestling and read the dirtsheets understand that most of the performers do have real names, which are not the same as their in-ring names. I agree that most (if not all) news sites usually distinguish between a performer's real name & in-ring name when discussing their contract situations & whatnot. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure everyone used Eugene's real name when reporting on him getting sent home from the European tour a few months ago.



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This thread is stupid.

If it's a bogus story, why are we still talking about it? (Also, why did Oliver post it?)

If it's NOT a bogus story, how about posting a hyperlink with it?

If it's from a WON, won't Meltz try to sue us?

Unless somebody has a definitive answer to any of these - specifically, the last two questions - I think we should kibosh this thread.



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