Pete Rose is one of the most famous athletes/celebrities to ever appear in a WWE ring. He’s made numerous appearances over the years, most notably at Wrestlemanias 14 through 16.
Each Mania appearance, Rose has been attacked in some way by Kane, usually in hilarious fashion.
Rose was the first person ever inducted into the ‘Celebrity Wing’ of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004, and he was a guest host on Monday Night Raw in 2010, where he was again attacked by Kane.
Well Rose recently sat down for an interview with WWE.com, and gave his thoughts on the recent “Anger Management” storyline involving his buddy Kane:
Joey Styles: 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.
Styles: 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.
When asked if he will ever return to WWE:
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?
So given the fact that he’s partaking in an interview with WWE, and that he definitely sounds open to a return, I wouldn’t be shocked to the infamous baseball legend in wrestling ring again soon.
I’m sure the payday for taking a Tombstone is quite nice…