Kane Reveals Why He Competed At WWE Crown Jewel

Photo credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images

During a Reddit AMA earlier today, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs aka WWE superstar Kane revealed why he took part in the controversial Crown Jewel event last year. The show, which was held in Saudi Arabia, was heavily criticised with many media members and fans alike calling for WWE to cancel the event following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

RELATED: Sgt. Slaughter Praises WWE For Crown Jewel, Addresses His Retirement Status

Reddit User: Can you explain why you took part in Crown Jewel despite the controversies surrounding it?

Jacobs: Because WWE donated $100,000 to the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation which was arranged long before the controversy. I made a commitment to our local first responders and I wasn’t willing to break that.