According to a report by NoDQ, it was revealed that the reason why WWE veteran ”The Big Red Monster” Kane did not compete in the 2017 Traditional 30-man Royal Rumble Match is because he has been dealing with nagging injuries over the last few months. Kane was a shocking omission from the bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.
Also, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Kane has been out of action to deal with several nagging injuries. Kane has been out of action since early December. His last televised match was a victory over ”The Bearded Brawler from the Backwoods” Luke Harper on the November 29th episode of Smackdown Live.
Kane has built quite the legacy for himself in the Royal Rumble over the years, which is why fans were so surprised to see that he didn’t compete this year around. Since his first Rumble Match back in 1996, Kane has made a record 19 appearances in the Rumble which is seven more than any other superstar in history. Also, he has eliminated the most people in history with 44 eliminations across two decades.
Kane turns 50 a few weeks post WrestleMania 33, the question remains as to whether or not he will once again compete in the Rumble Match next year in Philadelphia, PA. But, for now the most important thing for Kane is that he gets healthy with the aim of a 20th Rumble appearance on his mind.
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