Pete Rose steps to the plate to discuss Kane’s anger issues
In Kane’s first WWE-mandated anger management therapy session, The Devil’s Favorite Demon confessed a litany of his lifetime’s most heinous actions of unspeakable anger including "an obsession with torturing Pete Rose." ( WATCH )
For those of you not familiar with the WWE Hall of Fame’s first celebrity inductee’s metaphorical head-first slides into Kane, here are some clips that Rose himself freely admits are too painful to watch:
In light of Kane referencing Rose, WWE.com thought it only appropriate to reach out to one of the greatest players ever to grace Abner Doubleday’s diamond for an exclusive interview.
For those of you keeping score, Rose is the all-time Major League Baseball leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562) and at-bats (14,053). “Charlie Hustle” won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player award, two Gold Gloves and the Rookie of the Year award (1963). Still not convinced of Rose’s royalty? The “hit king” also made 17 MLB All-Star Game appearances at an unequaled five different positions (first base, second base, third base, left field and right field).
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WWE.com: Based on your multiple run-ins with Kane, Do you feel he is too angry for anger management?
Pete Rose: I don’t think Kane needs to be less angry. I think Kane needs to funnel his anger correctly and focus it only on his WWE opponents and not tag team partners, announcers and especially celebrity guests.
WWE.com: After all the punishment and embarrassment you have suffered at the hands of Kane, are you still hoping for retribution or will you just steer clear of him?
Rose: I have to figure out a way to get even with Kane but I don’t know how to do it. He’s too big for me and I’m too slow now. I would need to use my Mizuno baseball bat and it would have to be made legal for our match. Even then, I’m still not sure it would be enough to beat that monster.
WWE.com: Do you have any advice for Daniel Bryan, who has partnered Kane?
Rose: Daniel, don’t cross Kane! Do everything you can to make Kane channel his anger at your opponents and win the titles. Hopefully, that will keep that monster from unleashing his anger on you.
WWE.com: Do you think your infamous 1970 All-Star Game shoulder block that dropped Ray Fosse would be effective against Kane?
Rose: To make a shoulder block effective, I need to pick up speed. I wouldn’t be able to pick up enough speed to knock Kane down inside a WWE ring. I’d have to run at Kane full speed from the stage at the top of the ramp. Even then, I think Kane is too much of a monster to topple. I’ll stick with the bat.
WWE.com: Will we ever see you back on WWE TV?
Rose: I love WWE. I’ve never met a Superstar who wasn’t a professional gentleman and a great guy to work with … except Kane. Did I mention that he’s a monster?
Pete Rose appears 20 days per month at the Art of Music memorabilia store at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, talking with fans about baseball, football and even WWE. Autographed photos of Pete’s WWE Hall of Fame induction are as in demand as any other memorabilia available. artofmusiclv.com
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