Kane On Whether He’s Considering Retirement At Age 49, Brock Lesnar Fighting At UFC 200


Kane, who will turn 50-years-old next spring, is not thinking about retiring at this point.

“Not really. It’s still fun,” he said when asked about the subject during an appearance on the Like Father, Like Son podcast.

“I have a lot of fun now with the younger guys and just being in the position that I’m in, as more of a mentor at times. I’ve also been very fortunate that I haven’t had many injuries, so my body still feels good. I can’t say it feels as good as it did when I was 25, but it still feels good and I can still do most of the things that I used to be able to do. And I still think that I perform at a high level, even when I’m in there literally against guys that are half my age sometimes. I think they still have to keep up with me.”

He also offered his thoughts on Brock Lesnar fighting at UFC 200.

“I think that’s good for both brands, frankly. Brock Lesnar is one of those guys, like The Rock has done in movies,” said Kane. “Brock has done the same thing in UFC and MMA. He has transcended WWE and that sport, and I think he helps bring UFC and MMA fans into WWE, and vice versa. So anytime someone has crossover appeal like that, I think it’s good for everybody.”

Other topics discussed include Shane McMahon’s return to WWE, Shaquille O’Neal wrestling in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, the upcoming brand extension, various characters he has portrayed (Christmas Creature, Isaac Yankem, DDS and Diesel), working with The Undertaker over the years, his various masks, and more. You can check out the interview here.