Kane, AKA Dr. Isaac Yankem, DDS, AKA The Christmas Creature, AKA Fake Diesel, has been around forever. He’s a staple of WWE television and he’s an underappreciated master at adapting himself to whatever stupid thing the WWE has him do. Vinny Mac and Co. have subjected Kane too so many goofy storylines and personas, it’s almost unethical that he’s only a two time World Champion. Still, the Big Red Machine remains one of the most beloved characters on the roster, even though he’s used very sparingly nowadays (You know, in case Bray Wyatt needs to take an unnecessary pinfall on PPV). The Devil’s Favorite Demon is 49 years old, soon-to-be 50, and it feels like the company’s simply waiting out the clock with him. He’ll likely disappear around the same time the Undertaker finally retires, for duality’s sake. Regardless, it’s hard to see him sticking around for too much longer.
- Chris Jericho
Over the past 27 years, through stints with CMLL, ECW, WCW, and WWE, Chris Jericho has proven better than anyone at adapting himself to the current wrestling climate. He’s been a highlight of WWE TV since his debut in 1999 and his current King Scarf Dad gimmick is one of the best things on RAW at the moment. His body of in-ring work is one of the best in wrestling history and he’s the best, most decorated Intercontinental Champion of all time. However, he’s 46 years old and, as previously stated, has been doing this for 27 years. The fact that he’s still performing at such a high level is awe inspiring. His recent history with the WWE tells us that he’ll probably leave TV soon to go back to work with his band, Fozzy (Who have an album slated for 2017, so…). Like others with non-WWE jobs on the horizon, it wouldn’t be a shocker to see Jericho leave the squared circle for good sooner rather than later.