Despite investing almost all of his time into being a mayor, Kane has hinted that he might not have hung up his wrestling boots for good just yet.
Retiring from professional wrestling isn't like leaving any other sport. In actual fact, it isn't like any other retirement full stop. There are very few wrestlers who have retired and actually stuck to their word. Stone Cold is one of those few, as are a handful of others who have been forced to remain on the sidelines due to injuries.
Although he has never said that he had retired, when Kane became a mayor, it was implied that he was done with wrestling. However, last year, he returned for a one-off match at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. Some will have judged Kane for returning for the payday, but that's not the case. He only agreed to wrestle on the show if WWE made a sizable donation to a Knox County charity.
WWE posted a short interview with Kane on its YouTube channel this week. Although most of the video focuses on his duties as mayor, at the end, he addresses his last match. Kane admits that the match didn't go the way he and The Undertaker had envisioned. WWE implies that Kane is referring to them losing, but it could have a deeper meaning than that.
Those of you who watched their match against D-Generation X will know that it wasn't great. That might be an understatement. It seems that due to how that match went, Kane is keen to have at least one more match in WWE. The clip ends with The Big Red Machine saying "never say never." We feel as if that phrase should apply exclusively to the wrestling business at this point.
There is no doubt whatsoever that Kane has had a Hall Of Fame-worthy career. Plus, one of the most iconic debuts in WWE history. However, it does feel as if he has been misused by WWE in more recent years. An aging Superstar used to fill time between bigger feuds. If he does have one more match or run left in him, we hope it is for something significant.