Teddy Long's Role In WWE, Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker?, Kharma's Return, A Fake Kane?

What is Teddy Long's backstage role within WWE?

Teddy Long doesn't have an official backstage role in WWE as he is limited to being the on-screen General Manager of Smackdown. However, Long is a veteran in the wrestling business and is a former referee. He's a great source of information and someone that can provide advice to others. He's capable of helping out but has no official role outside of his on-screen gimmick.

With Brock Lesnar retiring from UFC, is there a chance he could be the opponent of The Undertaker at Wrestlemania XXVIII?p

Several years ago, before his success in the octagon, Brock Lesnar pitched an idea to WWE officials to return for a match at Wrestlemania. Apparently he was even willing to do a job for the right pay. WWE wasn't interested unless he was willing to make a longer commitment because the feeling was he hadn't had any success outside of what he had in WWE. The reason I mention this before answering your question is that I want to establish that Lesnar was at one time willing to return to WWE for a one shot. I believe Lesnar vs. The Undertaker is a long-shot but it is something WWE wanted to do last year. I wrote a lengthy piece last night, detailing everything that must happen for Brock Lesnar to WWE to become a reality. You can read it at this link.

What is the chance that Kharma could be the subject of the cryptic videos? If it’s not her then when is she due to return?

I haven't heard Kharma's name mentioned with the cryptic videos - the only two names connected have been Chris Jericho and The Undertaker. Kharma is due late this month or early next month, however, she hasn't yet given birth. She had her publicist release a video over the holiday weekend that you can watch at this link. As for her return, no timetable has been set.

Who is under Kane's mask now? Is it really Glen Jacobs? It doesn't really look like his body figure.

Kane is Glen Jacobs. I know I'll never be able to satisfy some with this answer but I promise it's not a different worker.

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  • luke

    Listen to the voice of kane, look at his eye, his body is just slimmed and toned more. Only glenn jacobs could ever be kane

  • Patrick_Peralta

    Kane obviously lost weight but it is Glen Jacobs and when he spoke last week it was his voice.

  • CaliburUK

    Jacobs has definitely trimmed down in his time out but there’s no doubt that it’s him under the mask, with the right camera shots you can clearly recognise his eyes and mouth

  • Jaryd

    I really can't believe there are people who are such big conspiracy theorists they can't just accept it's Jacobs and move on. He actually looks much more like he did the last time he had the face mask and the full body wrestling gear as opposed to the, let's be honest… pretty fat guy he had started to become!

  • Zach

    Yeah, I can completely tell that it is still Glen Jacobs, I don’t know why people are so convinced it isn’t. And I really hope we get a decent payoff on these cryptic videos. If we get a lame reveal, like Brodus Clay (who we already know should be debuting

  • Mrmagoo

    I think the cryptic vids are for edge (and possibly lita)

    • XKonn247

      This is Edge who had to either retire or be paraplegic after one bump? Yea, ok.

    • Zach

      Why would they be for Edge when he is no longer able to wrestle? It would be a waste of all the speculation that has been put into guessing who it is. The only thing he could do (aside from announcer or gm-type role) is a one off appearence to promote a current feud, or be a special ref. The videos are clearly for a returning wrestler who is going to be active on the roster.

    • Shane

      Never* meet, and lita* not lots

    • Mark 3:16

      It’s not edge, he can’t wrestle anymore!
      Maybe it’s Jericho and the undertaker?
      maybe it’s just brodus clay?

  • @RatedMKD

    Kane has trimmed down a bit during his time away. He's also dressed from the waist up, which adds the illusion of being smaller still. As others have said, it was clearly his voice last week, and the exposed part of his face looks just like the man who's always played Kane.

  • Dave L

    Cryptic Vids = the return of the great Dr. Isaac Yankem DDS… LOL

    • patrick blair

      Could the cryptic video be for Brodus Clay?

  • lbp365

    I think with the WWE relationship with the UFC UFC might have gone Wrestling.

  • jonathon

    he looks a lot slimmer i thought it was the undertaker at 1st, then I saw that gap, and I knew it was the big red machine

    • Captain Booger

      Wow, my comment getting a bunch of 'thumbs down' for suggesting Kharma be responsible for a newborn. Tells me something about the priorities of this bunch.

  • Captain Booger

    Kharma hasn't even popped her brat yet and they are talking about her 'return'. How about she concentrate on raising her kid first, then consider a return to the ring. This should be at least a couple years from now if her priorities are in the right place.

  • paulw3000

    Richard, can you please stop answering questions about is kane really glen Jacobs. It takes up space for the other questions that are asked by other people…

    • wnwdotcom2

      I'd be glad too Paul. Submit one;)

  • Cristina

    Kane is and always will be Glen Jacobs. And if I hear one more person say that this "current" Kane is the Undertaker I'm gonna chokeslam them. To say this current Kane is not Glen Jacobs while incorrect is feasible, to say that it is Undertaker is downright stupid on a level that blows my mind. You don't even have to be a genius to figure out that it isn't Undertaker you just need some common sense. Taker has TATTOOS all over his arms, Kane doesn't. Do people think Taker's just been painting them on all these years?!

  • THE cryptic videos are simple… did u not read between the lines….."Back to claim whats mine…" ITS THE REPO MAN!!!!

  • Zach

    Hey Richard, have you checked Jericho’s Twitter recently? He is posting some HILARIOUS pics of random places he has been “spotted” in. My personal favorite is on Abbey Road with The Beatles.

  • At first i thought it was the undertaker and now i think its kane

  • Chuck

    Have king or cole ever even acknowledged the cryptic videos? Why aren’t they making a bigger deal out of this?

    • joe

      if they made a big deal about it on tv it just wouldnt have the same excitement to the fans

  • ease9310

    I hope Brock Lesner comes to WWE to verse the Undertaker at WrestleMania!

  • bettysteve

    wish l could go from a clean shaved head to over two foot length of hair growth in the…what,6 to 9 weeks kane was off TV screens.

    • Nick I.

      Wig… Part of the mask… Just like kanes old mask

    • Alex

      Try 4 and a half if not 5 months he was off tv. Goon

      • J

        It takes longer than that for your hair to grow that long for one.. for two it very well looks like Kane to me I’m just saing your hair doesnt grow that fast lol and if you think it does you’re an idiot.

        On another note Undertaker’s hair also looked like a wig on Raw.

  • Tim

    anyone notice kane is always slimmer as a raw worker but the biggest thing to where people can tell it the same kane the past 14 years is the voice plus the gap of his front teeth he just has more time to workout and wwe is stupid the real long hair for 7 years then it was fake wwe sure has no clue of its own historic past