Talk is Jericho Recap w/ Kane – Development of “Kane” Character, Undertaker’s Influence, McMahon’s Reaction to him Running for Mayor, More!
Jericho welcomes Glenn Jacobs (Kane) to the show.
Jacobs talks about his experience working for Jim Cornette at Smoky Mountain Wrestling in Tennessee. He says that a couple highlights of his time there were when The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels made guest appearances from WWE. He worked with The Undertaker one evening and that was a very cool experience for him at that point in his career. He also credits “Dirty” Dutch Mantel with being a huge help to him early on in his career.
After he finished working for Smoky Mountain Wrestling he decided to live in that area because his wife is originally from there. He’s lived there now over 20 years, and has decided to run for Mayor of Knoxville.
Jericho asks Jacobs how Vince McMahon responded to the news that he was going to run for Mayor. Jacobs informs that McMahon was very supportive of this decision right away. He believes that McMahon gets a bad wrap from people and contrary to popular belief, McMahon really cares about the people who works for him.
Jericho points out that Jacobs has been a very loyal solider for McMahon for many years. Jacobs laughs and mentions that he’s seen many Superstars come and go, and some have come and gone several times during his lengthy run in WWE. He’s in a great spot in his life now to try something different and he’s always been a fan of politics, so running for Mayor felt like a natural move for him.