Brock Lesnar has to be one of the most private WWE Superstars of all. Other than his 2022 conversation with Pat McAfee and his appearance on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast, he has mostly stayed away from out-of-character interviews in recent years. There was a time he was jealous of a certain WWE Hall of Famer due to his ability to keep his identity away from the public.

In his book Death Clutch, Lesnar said he wanted to be like Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane. Throughout his career, as the masked Kane character, Jacobs was able to live a relatively normal life because most fans only knew him.

“I won’t intrude on your private life,” Lesnar wrote. “Don’t intrude on mine. That’s why, in some ways, the WWE character I envied the most was Kane. He had the greatest gig ever, because he was a big star who wore a mask on TV. When he went home, he’d get to take off the mask and live a normal life. Nobody knew what he looked like, and no one ever bothered him when he went about his personal life.”

Brock Lesnar joked that his initial two-year main roster run might not have ended so abruptly if he had worn a mask on television. He also praised Jacobs for having a life outside wrestling while wearing the mask on television.


“He must have had about as normal a life as you can have in professional wrestling. That’s probably why Glenn Jacobs survived for so long in WWE. Maybe I should have worn a mask. I might have lasted just a little longer (…) or not.”

Kane is not the only WWE Superstar who protected his identity for many years. Several performers have worn masks in WWE over the last decade, such as Rey Mysterio and all three Lucha House Party members.

Brock Lesnar returned to WWE in 2012 after an eight-year absence. Since then, he has cemented his status as one of the biggest attractions in the company The 45-year-old is now a 10-time WWE world champion and five-time WrestleMania main-eventer and now having a lot of fun with his current gimmick with the fans.

Would you envy Kane for keeping his identity separate while staying under the mask? Sound off in the comments!

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Andre Porter

Andre is a passionate wrestling fan and journalist with years of experience covering the WWE. He has attended numerous wrestling events and has a deep understanding of the sport. In addition to his writing, Andre is also a graduate of The University of Arts with a BFA in multimedia and enjoys film, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. He is also an avid follower of John Cena on Twitter.

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