Aug 27, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Glenn Thomas Jacobs
Weight: 300 lbs.
Date of birth: April 26, 1967
Born: Madrid, Spain
From: Knoxville, TN
Pro debut: 1992
Trained by: Dean Malenko & Ray Candy
Finishing move: Chokeslam
- On April 7, 1995, Al Snow and Unabomb (Jacobs) defeated the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express for the SMW (Smoky Mountain Wrestling) Tag Team title in Pikeville, KY.
- Jacobs, under a mask and calling himself Doomsday, beat Spellbinger on July 13, 1997 for the USWA Southern title.
- Jacobs debuted in the WWF as Isaac Yankem, a dentist that attended to Jerry “The King” Lawler.
- After Scott Hall (Razor Ramon) and Kevin Nash (Diesel) left the WWF in favor of WCW, Jim Ross boasted he had signed “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel, and “The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon to return to the company. As it turned out, “Razor Ramon” was Rick Bogner, and the “fake” Diesel was Jacobs.
- Jacobs re-debuted as the Undertaker’s “little brother” at Badd Blood on October 5, 1997, interrupting the Undertaker-Shawn Michaels “Hell in the Cell” match. Kane tore off the door from the cell, and delivered a tombstone piledriver on the Undertaker.
- Kane defeated Mankind at the 1997 Survivor Series in Montreal.
- As the storyline revealed, the family’s funeral parlor burnt down, killing the Undertaker’s parents, and presumably Kane. It was later disclosed that Paul Bearer was Kane’s “father,” and he kept Kane in seclusion.
- According to the bulbous Bearer, he was at school when the fire started. He returned home in time to see the building go down in flames, and saw the Undertaker run off. Bearer insinuated that the Undertaker purposely set the establishment on fire.
- When the Undertaker refused to face his “brother” in a match, Kane and Bearer trapped the Undertaker in a casket, poured gasoline on it, and set it a blaze.
- It appeared briefly the “brothers” had reconciled, but Kane turned on the Undertaker during a casket match at the 1998 Royal Rumble, pitting then WWF champion Michaels against the Undertaker.
- At Wrestlemania XIV, the Undertaker pinned Kane after three tombstones, but Kane was the first ever wrestler to kick out of the Undertaker’s Tombstone.
- At the 1998 Unforgiven PPV, the Undertaker overcame Kane in an Inferno match, when he set Kane’s arm on fire.
- Kane defeated the Undertaker on “Raw,” with the assistance of Mankind, to earn a WWF title shot at the “King of the Ring.”
- McMahon, desperate to get the WWF title away from arch rival “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, added a first blood stipulation to the title match. Since Kane dawns a protective mask, it made it virtually impossible for Austin to win.
- Kane was successful in capturing the WWF title from Austin at the 1998 King of the Ring.
- Mankind and Kane teamed up to win the WWF Tag Team title from the New Age Outlaws on July 13, 1998.
- On the August 10, 1998 edition of “Raw,” it appeared the Undertaker allowed himself to be pinned to permit Kane and Mankind to regain the tag team belts.
- Kane and the Undertaker faced WWF champion Austin in a triple threat match at Breakdown. Both “brothers” pinned Austin, yet no winner was announced.
- Against McMahon’s orders, special guest referee Austin declared himself the winner in the Kane-Undertaker WWF title match at the Judgment Day PPV.
- The next night on “Raw,” Kane challenged the Undertaker to a casket match. The match never finished as the casket was destroyed.
- Kane and X-Pac teamed up to defeat Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart for the WWF World Tag Team title at the “Raw” television tapings on March 30, 1999.
- At the 1999 Over the Edge in Kansas City, MO, Kane and X-Pac defeated D-Lo Brown and Mark Henry.
- Kane beat the Big Show at the 1999 King of the Ring.
- At Armageddon ’99 in Sunrise, FL, Kane defeated X-Pac in a steel cage match.
- After a brief absence, Kane returned with his “father” Paul Bearer on the February 7, 2000 episode of “Raw.”
- Kane and Rikishi defeated X-Pac and Road Dogg at Wrestlemania 2000 in Anaheim, CA.
- On April 28, 2000, Kane and the Rock defeated the Dudley Boys on a WWF/IWA event in Puerto Rico.
- At the U.K. only PPV Insurrextion in London, Kane defeated Bull Buchanan.
- On the August 14, 2000 episode of “Raw,” Kane turned against The Undertaker and chokeslammed him through the ring.
- At Survivor Series ’00 in Tampa, FL, Kane pinned Chris Jericho.
- In January 2001, Kane and The Undertaker reunited once again.
- At Wrestlemania XVII in Houston, TX, Kane captured the WWF Hardcore title in a three-way dance over the Big Show and Raven.
- Kane and The Undertaker captured the WWF World Tag Team title from Edge and Christian in a NO-DQ match at the April 17, 2001 “Smackdown” taping in Nashville, TN.
- Kane defeated Triple H in a chain match at Judgment Day 2001 in Sacramento, CA to capture the Intercontinental title.
- At the August 7, 2001 “Smackdown” taping in LA, CA, Kane and the Undertaker defeated Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire to capture the WCW World Tag Team title.
- At Summerslam ’01, Kane and the Undertaker defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon for the WWF World Tag Team title in San Jose, CA.
- Kane and the Undertaker successfully defended the WCW World Tag Team title against Kronic at the 2001 Unforgiven in Pittsburgh, PA.
- On March 3, 2002, Kane and the Big Show defeated the Dudley Boyz in Singapore.
- In April 2002, Kane suffered a torn bicep that required surgery.
- Kane returned to WWE television months later sporting a new mask.
- At Unforgiven ’02 in LA, CA, Kane, Booker T, Goldust, and Bubba Ray Dudley defeated the Un-Americans (Lance Storm, Christian, William Regal, and Test).
- The next night on “Raw,” Kane and the Hurricane defeated the Un-Americans (Storm and Christian) in Anaheim, CA to capture the WWE World Tag Team title.
- On the September 30, 2002 episode of “Raw” in Houston, TX, Kane defeated Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental title.
- On the March 31, 2003 edition of “Raw” in Seattle, WA, Kane and Rob Van Dam won a three way match over Sean Morley and Lance Storm and the Dudley Boyz to win the World Tag Team title.
- Kane and Van Dam successfully defended the World Tag Team title against the Legion of Doom on the May 12, 2003 episode of “Raw.”
- After losing to Triple H in a World title match on the June 23, 2003 edition of “Raw,” Kane was forced to unmask.
- At Summerslam ’03, Kane defeated Van Dam.
- At Unforgiven ’03, Kane defeated Shane McMahon in a “last man standing” match.
- Kane defeated Shane McMahon in an “ambulance” match at the 2003 Survivor Series.
- On the May 17, 2004 edition of “Raw,” Kane won a 18-man battle royal to earn a World Heavyweight title shot against Chris Benoit at Bad Blood ’04.
- At Summerslam ’04, Kane defeated Matt Hardy in a ’til death do us part match,’ meaning Lita would have to marry Kane.
- At New Year’s Revolution, Kane beat Gene Snitsky.
- Kane defeated Viscera at the 2005 Backlash.
- At Vengeance ’05, Kane defeated Edge.
- Kane and The Big Show defeated Trevor Murdoch and Lance Cade at the 2005 Taboo Tuesday PPV in San Diego, CA to capture the World Tag Team straps.
- At Armegeddon ’05, Kane and The Big Show defeated Batista and Rey Mysterio.
- At Wrestlemania 22, Kane and The Big Show defeated Chris Masters and Carlito to successfully defend the World Tag Team title.
- Kane’s “See No Evil” movie was released on May 19, 2006.
- After losing a “loser leaves Raw” match to Umaga, Kane was moved to the Smackdown roster in October 2006.
- At Survivor Series ’06, Team Cena (Cena, Kane, Bobby Lashley, Rob Van Dam and Sabu) defeated Team Big Show (Big Show, Test, Umaga, MVP and Finlay).
- Kane defeated MVP at Armegeddon ’06 in an “inferno” match.
- At No Way Out ’07, Kane defeated King Booker.
- At Summerslam ’07, Kane defeated Finlay.
- At Wrestlemania XXIV in Orlando, FL, Kane won a 24-man battle royal to earn an ECW title match. Later in the night, Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in seconds to capture the ECW World Heavyweight title.
- Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero at Backlash ’08 to retain the ECW title.
- As a result of JBL defeating Kofi Kingston, Kane was drafted to the Raw roster on June 23, 2008.
- Kane was drafted to Smackdown on April 13, 2009.
- At Backlash ’09, Kane defeated CM Punk, on his 42nd birthday.
- Kane was inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame on May 1, 2009.
- At Summerslam ’09, Kane defeated The Great Khali.
- At Breaking Point, Kane defeated The Great Khali in a “Singapore cane” match.
- At Bragging Rights ’09, Team SmackDown (Chris Jericho, Kane, R-Truth, Matt Hardy, Finlay, The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith) defeated Team Raw (D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels), The Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston and Mark Henry).
- At Money in the Bank in Kansas City, MO, Kane defeated The Big Show, Matt Hardy, Christian, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler to capture the World Heavyweight title.
- At Hell in a Cell, Kane defeated his “brother” Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match.
- At Wrestlemania 27, Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella and Kofi Kingston defeated The Corre (Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and Ezekiel Jackson).
- After an absence from the ring, Kane returned wearing a mask on the December 12, 2012 edition of Raw.
- At Wrestlemania 28, Kane defeated Randy Orton.
- At Night of Champions ’12 in Boston, Daniel Bryan and Kane defeated Kofi Kingston and R-Truth to win the WWE Tag Team Championship.
- At Wrestlemania 29, Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) defeated Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston to retain the WWE tag team titles.