We often consider WWE Superstars the most philanthropic athletes in the world. WWE’s resident Big Red Monster and the Mayor of Knox County, Glenn Jacobs, better known to the WWE Universe as Kane, has performed a gesture that outdid his impressive Royal Rumble performance. Kane donated his Royal Rumble earnings to a TCAT Knoxville Scholarship Fund.
Royal Rumble legend Kane donates earnings to local college fund
The TCAT Knoxville established the fund to aid the students of Tennessee receive scholarships to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology in Knoxville. Kane’s donation into the fund was an amazing gesture and might go into securing a youngster’s future.
The Mayor of Knox County previously donated $5000 of his salary to help start the scholarship. It will help a Knox County employee’s child, including adoptive, biological, legal or step, who is a student at the school.
Kane registered a characteristically impressive performance in the Royal Rumble match. He entered at #18 and eliminated two men. Ricochet and Dolph Ziggler met their doom at Kane’s hands before Damien Priest tossed him out.
He also had a reunion with his former tag team partner and close friend, Daniel Bryan. The two former WWE Tag Team Champions hugged in the middle of the ring before chokeslamming him. Somewhere, Dr. Shelby’s chest must’ve risen and then sunk in no time.
The Demon’s Royal Rumble history
There are many reasons Kane is considered a Royal Rumble legend. Although he has never won the match himself, the Demon has a special connection with the PPV and the match type. In his 24 year career, Kane has entered eighteen Royal Rumble matches.
Along with the most Rumble appearances, Kane also holds the record for the most total eliminations in Rumble history, with an incredible 46. He previously held the record for most eliminations in a single Rumble match, but Roman Reigns broke that record in 2014. Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar would stretch that record to thirteen eliminations.
The closest Kane came to winning the Royal Rumble match was in 2001. He and Stone Cold Steve Austin were the final two men, and both men were favourites to win the match.
Kane had eliminated ten percent of the field, including Austin’s archrival The Rock. After three chair shots to the skull, Austin could finally haul Kane’s 300 pound body over the top rope.
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