It was confirmed on last night’s episode of WWE Backstage that Kane will be making his WWE return on Friday Night SmackDown this week.
— WWE (@WWE) January 15, 2020
On the matter, WWE.com‘s article had the following to say:
Former WWE Champion and current Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, Kane makes his return to SmackDown this Friday for a special appearance.
The Big Red Machine has competed in more Royal Rumble matches and has more eliminations than any Superstar in WWE history, and with the match on the horizon, could Kane be ready to make history once again?
The article posted by WWE seems to indicate that the ‘Big Red Machine’ will be appearing on SmackDown to announce that he will be entering the men’s Royal Rumble match.
However, others have speculated that Kane could set up a match with The Fiend for WWE’s next Saudi Arabia show in February. During Kane’s last outing in WWE over the Summer, he was attacked by Bray Wyatt.