That’s gotta be Kane…getting annihilated in the quote tweets and replies to his Twitter post about abortion.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, ending nearly 50 years of the constitutionally protected right to an abortion. The elimination of these healthcare rights has been a longtime goal of those in the anti-choice movement and was made possible thanks to the Supreme Court justices nominated to the court by former Republican presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush. In short, many among the right were overjoyed with the news.
Among those celebrating was the Mayor of Knoxville County, Tennessee Glenn Jacobs. However, most people more likely know him as WWE superstar Kane.
“Roe v. Wade has been overturned!” tweeted Jacobs. “This clears the way for states like TN to pass stronger protections for the unborn, and is an answer to a prayer for so many. #RightToLife #Victory”
Pro wrestling has long been stigmatized as being a right-wing “sport.” While that may have been true years ago, that couldn’t be further from the truth today. Pro wrestling’s fan base has become incredibly diverse and has skewed left-of-center over the years. In turn, those fans who get into the business become pro wrestlers who are much more progressive than the stars of yesteryear.
And maybe in the olden days of professional wrestling, disagreements like these would be nothing more than fodder for backstage gossip in the “dirt sheets.” However, in modern times, wrestling colleagues and coworkers can call each other out in public on social media.
The 55-year-old Jacobs’ tweet did not go over well amongst his wrestling peers whatsoever.
“Glenn you were an idol of mine and I sung your praises to anyone I met, But this is the biggest piece of shit take from you ever,” tweeted WWE superstar Paige who has previously shared screentime with Jacobs on WWE programming. “Very disappointing that you think controlling women’s bodies and taking away our rights is a “victory”.”
“Idiot, absolute idiot. STFU” tweeted Impact Wrestling star Taya Valkyrie, who was also known as Franky Monet in WWE.
“You literal piece of shit,” another Impact Wrestling star, Rosemary, tweeted in a reply to Jacobs.
Other wrestling talents decided to mock Jacobs’ previous role in WWE when he played a wrestling dentist named Dr. Isaac Yankem in the 1990s.
“No wonder you couldn’t cut it as a dentist. #idiot” said AEW wrestler and former champion Dr. Britt Baker (who is also actually a real dentist.)
“Oh fuck off Yankem you toss pot. #prochoice” tweeted AEW wrestler Kip Sabian.
Many wrestling fans were also speaking out against Jacobs’ tweet, often pointing to other tweets from Jacobs where he espoused his libertarian views on bodily autonomy on other issues like COVID vaccines.
“Your health decisions should be between you and your doctor – not mandated down from a bureaucrat in Washington,” said Jacobs earlier this year.
This is far from the first time Jacobs has been dunked on by his colleagues for his right-wing political views.
AEW superstar and former AEW world champion “Hangman” Adam Page previously commented on the number of chair shots Jacobs took to the head in a reply to a tweet about Ukraine and Putin.
Jacobs’ own former tag team partner, Sean Waltman, better known as X-Pac, also called out Kane for a tweet he made playing down gun violence and mass shootings after the Uvalde school shooting.
And if you’re questioning whether this is based on a prior personal issue some talent have with Kane, it’s certainly not. WWE superstar and former Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch put another pro wrestler on blast for his right-wing views on abortion rights as well.
“I chose to be a mother. To a daughter. That I could safely deliver and afford to raise. A daughter who deserves autonomy over her own body,” Lynch posted in a tweet to the currently unsigned Gunner after a comment he made questioning how she could be a mother and pro-choice.
“Banning abortions doesn’t stop them. It stops safe ones,” Lynch continued. “God bless you, your ignorance and lack of uterus”