Thetelegraph.com conducted an interview with Kane to hype up the upcoming Survivor Series PPV on Sunday that’ll be based out of St. Louis. In the interview, Kane talks about how despite living in Knoxville for 20 years, St. Louis is truly his home.
“It’s always good to come back home, really St. Louis is home for me, where I became a fan, where I debuted, in my first ‘Hell in a Cell’ match,” the superstar recalled. “Certainly St. Louis has been a big part of my personal history with wrestling and WWE.”
Kane, 47, has called Knoxville, Tenn., home now for the last 20 years, but considers himself from this area because his parents grew up in West Alton, Mo., while he grew up in Hannibal, Mo.
“We would come down; when I was a kid, I say we lived in the country where cable was out most of the time, and the closest all-star wrestling was out of Kansas City (Mo.), but once a month at grandma’s in West Alton, I’d watch ‘Wrestling at The Chase,’” he recalled.
He also talks about the talent down in NXT at the WWE Performance Center.
“I think the upcoming talent is great. For awhile I was very worried about the future of WWE because I worried about where the stars would come from,” he explained. “But WWE has done a fabulous job in partnering with Full Sail University, for WWE’s training facility. Some of the guys are second and third generations, but the thing about WWE’s training, is they learn our system before going on the roster, it’s more seamless. WWE’s future is bright.”