No one thought that Kane would be returning to WWE TV anytime soon.
Kane, who is a longtime supporter of libertarian political causes, announced his intention to run for the office of mayor of Knox County, Tennessee in 2017 and has been off of WWE TV since then. However, that has changed.
As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Portland, OR at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on the USA Network, Braun Strowman took on Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage match. The stipulation going into the match was that if Reigns won then Strowman would be removed from the main event of the TLC PPV. However, if Strowman won then another Superstar would be added to The Miz’s team at the event.
Strowman ended up winning the match after Kane made his return to WWE TV by coming through the ring and attacking Reigns. The main event will now see The Shield take on The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Strowman, and Kane.
Kane started his pro wrestling in 1992. He wrestled in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling and the United States Wrestling Association before joining the WWE in 1995. Following his debut in 1997, Kane remained a pivotal component of the company's Attitude Era of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Kane is a three-time world champion (having held the WWE Championship, ECW Championship, and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once each) and a 12-time world tag team champion, having held the WWE World Tag Team Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship and WWE Tag Team Championships with various partners. He is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Kane also holds the record for cumulative Royal Rumble eliminations at 44.
WWE fans have sounded off of Kane’s return via Twitter, which you can see here:
The TLC pay-per-view event takes place on October 22nd at the Target Center in Minnesota, Minneapolis and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. This will be an exclusive RAW brand event. Here is the updated card:
--- TLC Match: The Shield vs. The Miz, Kane, Braun Strowman, Cesaro & Sheamus
--- Raw Women’s Title Match: Alexa Bliss © vs. Mickie James
--- Cruiserweight Title Match: Kalisto © vs. Enzo Amore
--- Singles Match: Asuka vs. Emma
--- Tag Team Match: Jack Gallagher & Brian Kendrick vs. Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann
--- Singles Match: Finn Balor as The Demon vs. Bray Wyatt as Sister Abigail
--- Kickoff Match: Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox