Sunday, January 11, 2009

Glenn Jacobs

Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967), better known by his ring name, Kane, is a Spanish-born American professional wrestler and actor. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its Raw brand.

Jacobs has accumulated fifteen championship accolades during his WWE career; he is a former WWE Champion, ECW Champion, a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a ten-time Tag Team Champion (nine World Tag Team Championships, one WCW Tag Team Championship), and a former Hardcore Champion. Jacobs has performed in WWE as Isaac Yankem, DDS, Jerry Lawler's private dentist; Diesel, introduced by a then-heel Jim Ross as a tongue-in-cheek replacement for the man who originally portrayed the gimmick, Kevin Nash; and his best known—and current—character, Kane, who is the hellish (fictional) half-brother of The Undertaker and illegitimate son of Paul Bearer. The specialty match connected to Jacobs' Kane gimmick is the Inferno ma

Jacobs attended Quincy University in Illinois, where he played basketball, before joining Northeast Missouri State University on a basketball scholarship.[4][11] In the 1988–1989 season, he was an NCAA all-star; he is still listed in the Truman State University media guide as holding the record for highest field goal percentage for a single season (.621 in both the 1987–88 and 1988–89 seasons) and is the career leader in field goal percentage (.567). Jacobs also led the 1988–89 team in several categories, including blocked shots (1.0 per game) and rebounds per game (6.9 per game). Despite his success, Jacobs opted to switch to playing on the college football team, where he earned all-conference honors as an offensive lineman. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English and then worked as a junior high substitute teacher in the St. Louis, Missouri area.[11] He has stated, "after doing that, teachers have my respect; that's a pretty tough profession... So if I wasn't wrestling, I don't think I'd be teaching."[12]

[edit] Professional wrestling career

[edit] Early career

Jacobs/chad began his professional wrestling career in 1992. He was first known as Angus King[1] when he debuted in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Jacobs briefly appeared on WCW Saturday Night in 1993 as Bruiser Mastino in a match versus Sting. Jacobs later moved south and began wrestling as The Christmas Creature and Doomsday, appearing in the United States Wrestling Association and as Unabomb in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, where he held the SMW Tag Team Championship with Al Snow in a team called The Dynamic Duo.[13][14][15] He also competed in the Japanese shoot wrestling promotion Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi under his own name.

[edit] World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment(WWF/WWE)

[edit] Early gimmicks (1995–1996)
Glenn Jacobs under the gimmick Isaac Yankem DDS.

Jacobs made his debut with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Dr. Isaac Yankem DDS, Jerry Lawler's private dentist;[3] the name was a pun on "I Yank 'em," as in, "I yank teeth." He wrestled Bret Hart for Lawler on many occasions; during their first match at SummerSlam, Yankem hung Hart by twisting him in the top and middle rope by his neck. He sported this gimmick regularly until May 1996, and made a few appearances as late as September 1996.

In April 1996, Razor Ramon and Diesel left the World Wrestling Federation to join the biggest competitor to the WWF, World Championship Wrestling. The WWF trademarked the Razor Ramon and Diesel gimmicks. After a while, the WWF decided to have other wrestlers portray Ramon and Diesel. Rick Bogner was introduced to the WWF by play-by-play announcer Jim Ross in October 1996 as "Razor Ramon", while Jacobs was identified as "Diesel". The intended storyline did not connect with fans who simply saw Bogner and Jacobs as poor substitutes for the original Razor Ramon and Diesel. The Jim Ross heel turn was simply dropped almost immediately and, despite receiving a tag title shot at the In Your House 12: It's Time pay-per-view, the gimmick only lasted until the Royal Rumble.

[edit] Feud with The Undertaker (1997–2000)

In October of 1997, Jacobs was repackaged as Kane, the younger half-brother of The Undertaker and son of Paul Bearer.[3] Aside from his hellishness and freakishness, Kane is also a bitter, resentful, misanthropic character, angry at the world. Jacobs re-debuted in the WWF at Bad Blood: In Your House on October 5, costing The Undertaker the victory in the first ever Hell in a Cell match with Shawn Michaels. Kane and The Undertaker feuded with one another over the following year, during which time their history vis-à-vis one another was expounded upon.
Kane has both feuded and teamed up with his kayfabe half-brother The Undertaker numerous times.

Jacobs won his first match as Kane against Mankind at Survivor Series. In the weeks prior on Raw, Kane had randomly attacked other wrestlers including Ahmed Johnson and Mankind's alter ego Dude Love. The Undertaker initially refused to face him, saying he would not fight his own "flesh and blood." After a brief partnership, Kane betrayed his brother when he cost him the title once again; he made a run-in in The Undertaker's WWF Championship title match with Shawn Michaels at the Royal Rumble. After the match, Kane locked The Undertaker in a casket and set it on fire. This provoked The Undertaker into returning to defeat Kane at WrestleMania XIV on March 29.[16] They continued to feud until Unforgiven on April 26, when The Undertaker defeated Kane in an Inferno match. In this match, Paul Bearer tried to help Kane by attacking The Undertaker; however, at one point of the match Kane was returning backstage. Vader then forced Kane back towards the ring and, The Undertaker attacked them both by jumping over the ring ropes surrounded by fire.[17]

On May 19, Kane was revealed to be an employee at the funeral home in Death Valley owned by The Undertaker's parents. When Kane and The Undertaker were children, The Undertaker "accidentally" burned down the funeral home, killing their parents and hideously scarring Kane both physically and mentally. The Undertaker thought Kane had been dead for years after the fire. During an episode of Raw taped in Long Island, Kane and Bearer ostensibly exhumed the parents' bodies and brought them to the arena. Bearer, who survived the fire, hid Kane in a mental asylum as he grew up and went on to form an alliance with The Undertaker. After suffering mistreatment at the hands of The Undertaker, Bearer opted to bring Kane into the WWF in order to gain vengeance upon The Undertaker. The Kane character is portrayed as being psychologically unstable: depressed, schizophrenic, extremely violent, and quick to anger. Like his half-brother, Kane is supposedly able to summon fire and bolts of lightning at will.[citation needed]

After defeating The Undertaker to win a WWF Championship title shot, Kane won the WWF Championship at the King of the Ring, defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin in a First Blood match.[18][19] If Kane had lost, the match stipulations required that he would have set himself on fire. The next night on Raw, Kane lost the title back to Stone Cold. He went on to form a tag team with Mankind, with whom he won the WWF Tag Team Championship.[20] After losing the titles and turning on Mankind, Kane formed a short lived tag team with his brother. The brothers fought one another for the vacant WWF Championship at Judgment Day, with the match ending in a no-contest.[21] During the match, the Undertaker betrayed Kane for Paul Bearer, thus making Kane a tweener and turning Undertaker heel. Kane went on to take part in the "Deadly Games" tournament for the WWF Championship at the Survivor Series but was eliminated by The Undertaker in the quarter-finals.[22]

At Rock Bottom: In Your House, Kane interfered in the Buried Alive match between Austin and the Undertaker by giving the Undertaker a Tombstone Piledriver. As a result of this, the Coporation had Kane committed to an insane asylum. However, in 1999, Kane joined The Corporation to stay out of the insane asylum. He eventually turned face after he was betrayed by Corporation member Chyna and thrown out of the stable. Shortly afterward, Kane formed a tag team with X-Pac. While teaming with X-Pac, Kane evolved from being mute to aided speech through an electrolarynx to speaking unaided and acquired a girlfriend, Tori. The duo won the WWF Tag Team titles.[20] The tag team broke apart when X-Pac rejoined D-Generation X. In the course of their feud, Tori betrayed Kane and joined D-Generation X, and the former partners engaged in a lengthy feud that finally ended at WrestleMania 2000, where Kane triumphed over his former partner by giving him a tombstone pileldiriver.[23]

Shortly after WrestleMania, Kane suffered a hand injury that kept him out of action for a month. When he returned, it was to help The Undertaker and The Rock fight off the McMahon-Helmsley Faction. His involvement in this feud culminated in a main event match at King of the Ring against Vince and Shane McMahon, and then champion Triple H.[24] The Undertaker and Kane's rivalry resurfaced during the match,[24] but they patched their relationship up soon after. Kane later turned heel once again by assaulting The Undertaker, leading to a match between the two at SummerSlam. The match ended when The Undertaker removed Kane's mask, causing him to flee the ring, covering his face.[25] Kane stayed in contention for the WWF Championship for the remainder of the year and ended 2000 in a feud with Chris Jericho; he ultimately lost a Last Man Standing match to him at Armageddon.[26]

[edit] Brothers of Destruction (2001)

Main article: Brothers of Destruction

Kane reformed his alliance with The Undertaker immediately before the Royal Rumble, in which he eliminated a record number of 11 wrestlers and was the runner-up. In early 2001, Kane competed for the Hardcore Championship, defeating Raven for the title at WrestleMania X-Seven in a match that also featured Big Show.[27][28] At the same time, Kane began teaming with The Undertaker as the "Brothers of Destruction". In the course of the year, they feuded with Edge and Christian, Rikishi and Haku, and The Two-Man Power Trip. While feuding with The Two-Man Power Trip, Kane defeated Triple H at Judgment Day to win the Intercontinental Championship.[29][30][31] He later lost the title to Albert on an episode of SmackDown! following interference from Diamond Dallas Page.

During The Invasion, Kane and The Undertaker feuded with Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon after Page began stalking The Undertaker's wife Sara. The feud culminated at SummerSlam, when Kane and The Undertaker defeated Page and Kanyon in a steel cage match, resulting in them holding both the WWF World Tag Team Championship[20] and the WCW World Tag Team Championship.[32] Kane and The Undertaker went on to defeat KroniK at Unforgiven,[33] and both participated in the ten man Winner Takes All match at Survivor Series as members of "Team WWF".[34]

[edit] Katie Vick and unmasking (2002–2003)

In 2002, Kane began feuding with Kurt Angle, whom he lost to at WrestleMania X8.[35] On March 25, the WWF was divided into two brands, Raw and SmackDown!, with Kane being drafted to Raw. Kane went on to feud with the New World Order until tearing his biceps. Kane returned to the renamed WWE as part of the Raw roster in the summer of 2002. He won the World Tag Team Championship with The Hurricane on the September 23 edition of Raw from Lance Storm and Christian.[20] On September 30, Kane won the WWE Intercontinental Championship from Chris Jericho despite interference from Triple H and Ric Flair.[30] On October 7, Kane successfully single-handedly defended the World Tag Team Championship in a four team Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match as The Hurricane had been attacked earlier that evening and was thus unable to compete.
Kane with a mask in 2003.

Kane began feuding with Triple H, leading to a match at No Mercy on October 20 in which both Kane's Intercontinental Championship and Triple H's World Heavyweight Championship were at stake. In the weeks preceding the match, Triple H claimed that, several years earlier, Kane had an unrequited relationship with a woman named Katie Vick.[36] He went on to claim that, after Vick was killed in a car crash, Kane (the driver) raped her corpse.[36] Triple H later threatened to show video footage of Kane committing the act in question; however, the footage that finally aired showed Triple H dressed as Kane, making sexual remarks then simulating necrophilia with a mannequin in a closed casket (Which the act was immediately cut from broadcast);[36] Kane's tag team partner The Hurricane responded the following week by showing a video of Triple H (rather, someone wearing a Triple H series of masks) getting an enema. The angle was very unpopular with fans,[37] and was de-emphasised before the title match. Triple H went on to defeat Kane at No Mercy, unifying the two titles.[38]
Kane after being unmasked.

Kane formed a tag team with Rob Van Dam, with the duo eventually winning the World Tag Team Championship.[20] After they lost their World Tag Team Championship to La Résistance at Bad Blood, Triple H offered Kane a spot in his stable Evolution. Raw Co-General Manager Stone Cold Steve Austin offered Kane the opportunity to face Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship if he rejected Triple H's offer; however, Co-General Manager Eric Bischoff insisted that Kane unmask should he lose the match. Kane accepted Austin's offer and went to challenge Triple H the following week in Madison Square Garden. Triple H won the match following interference from his stablemates, and on the June 23, 2003 Raw, Kane removed his mask and, in the process, his "hair" - Jacobs had his hair cut and half his head shaved for this particular night, prior to this he had longer hair, as shown in at least one instance where Kane's mask was taken off by The Undertaker during a match and he ran to the back covering his face, with no wig in place, revealing that his face was not actually scarred. He then immediately turned heel by chokeslamming Van Dam, who he went on to defeat at SummerSlam.[39] In an interview with Jim Ross at Conseco Fieldhouse, it became apparent that Kane's facial scars were actually mental scars (this explanation ignored instances in which other wrestlers had recoiled upon seeing Kane's unmasked face). At the end of this interview, Kane, believing that he was being mocked, attacked Ross and set him on fire. Unmasking rendered Kane emotionally unstable, on one occasion driving him to Tombstone Linda McMahon on the Raw stage. This action sparked a feud between Kane and Linda's son Shane, with Kane defeating Shane in a Last Man Standing match at Unforgiven[40] and an ambulance match at Survivor Series.[41] During the latter event, Kane interfered in a Buried Alive match between Vince McMahon and The Undertaker, helping McMahon bury The Undertaker and win the match.[41] This is the second time he has helped the Undertaker's opponent in a Buried Alive match.

[edit] Relationship with Lita (2004–2005)

In January 2004, Kane took part in the Royal Rumble match. He was eliminated after his brother's famous bell tolled, distracting and distressing Kane and enabling Booker T to eliminate him from the ring. Over the following weeks, Kane repeatedly insisted that The Undertaker was "dead", only to be met with various paranormal incidents such as a rainstorm localized over the ramp on which he stood. The Undertaker finally returned at WrestleMania XX with Paul Bearer at his side, defeating Kane.[42]

Following his defeat at WrestleMania XX, Kane fell in love with Lita, but was spurned. This led to him kidnapping Lita in May and asking her an unknown question, which she replied to in the affirmative later that month. On the same night, Kane won a twenty man battle royal to receive a World Heavyweight Championship title shot against Chris Benoit at Bad Blood. Lita later announced that she was pregnant, with Matt Hardy her then-boyfriend both on-screen and off assuming that he was the child's father. On the June 21 episode of Raw, Kane claimed that he was the father. The following week, Kane explained that he had impregnated Lita in order to continue his legacy, and justified a vicious attack on Shawn Michaels several weeks earlier by claiming that Michaels had stood in the way of him winning the World Heavyweight Championship. In order to appease Kane, General Manager Eric Bischoff gave Kane a rematch with Benoit, instructing Benoit that he could only win by submission, whereas Kane could win the title by any means. Despite dominating much of the match, Kane again lost to Benoit. Following the match, Lita came to the ring and low-blowed Kane, who initially went to chokeslam her in revenge but stopped when he realized that she was trying to force him to cause her to miscarry their child.
Kane bloodied in a steel cage match against Edge

Kane and Matt Hardy faced one another in a "'Till Death Do Us Part" match at SummerSlam, with Lita obliged to wed the victor. Kane defeated Hardy,[43] and "married" Lita on the August 23 episode of Raw. Although he was attacked by Hardy during the ceremony, he gained the upper hand and ultimately chokeslammed Hardy off the stage (in reality, Hardy needed time off because of a knee injury and later a staph infection). On the September 13 episode of Raw, Kane accidentally fell on Lita during a match with the debuting Gene Snitsky, who hit him on the back with a steel chair, ostensibly causing Lita to miscarry. Kane turned face as a result, and began seeking revenge against Snitsky for causing the death of his child. He lost to Snitsky in a steel chain match at Taboo Tuesday,[44] and was sidelined for several months after Snitsky crushed his larynx with a chair following the match. This attack was a repeat performance of the storyline where Kane "injured" Michaels in the same exact manner. The "injury" gave Jacobs time to complete his starring role in the film, See No Evil. Kane returned in January 2005, defeating Snitsky at New Year's Revolution.[45] He went on to compete in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 21, which was won by Edge. After WrestleMania, Kane and Lita reconciled with one another and began antagonizing Lita's rival Trish Stratus. This led to a match between Kane and Stratus' hired bodyguard Viscera at Backlash that was won by Kane.[46] Lita later turned on Kane and sided with Edge, leading to a feud between the two that ended when Edge defeated Kane in a Stretcher match on the July 25 episode of Raw.[47] Lita's heel turn resulted from her real life affair with Edge and her dumping Matt Hardy, and Hardy's subsequent release for making the affair public,[48] resulting in fans heavily booing the "face" Lita during her feud with Trish. In this feud with Edge, Kane played the role of Hardy until Hardy was later re-hired and the angle was dropped, with Hardy and Edge having a worked shoot feud.

[edit] Partnership with The Big Show and feud with the Imposter Kane (2005–2006)

Kane returned to WWE television on October 17, 2005, winning an eighteen-man battle royal.[49] As a result of his victory, he, along with Big Show and Shawn Michaels, was featured in an Internet poll to decide who would receive a shot at the WWE Championship at Taboo Tuesday. In the weeks before Taboo Tuesday, Kane and Big Show teamed together on several occasions. The poll was won by Michaels, and Kane and Big Show teamed together to face Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch, defeating them for the World Tag Team Championship.[20] The duo successfully retained their titles throughout the remainder of 2005, during which time they engaged in an inter-promotional feud with members of the SmackDown! brand. He and Big Show feuded with Carlito and Chris Masters throughout early 2006, culminating in a successful title defense at WrestleMania 22 on April 2. On the following evening, Kane and the Big Show lost the World Tag Team Championship to Spirit Squad members Kenny and Mikey.[50][20] One week later, Kane and Big Show faced Spirit Squad members Johnny and Nicky in a title rematch, but were disqualified after Kane "snapped" (ostensibly due to "voices in his head").[51] In subsequent weeks, Kane began attacking anyone who mentioned the date May 19. During the match between Kane and Big Show at Backlash, Kane's voice began echoing throughout the arena saying May 19, "They're all going to know", and "You can't hide from it," leaving Kane visibly shaken. Big Show then struck Kane with a chair, resulting in a no contest.

On May 19, Kane appeared on SmackDown! as John "Bradshaw" Layfield's hand-picked opponent for Rey Mysterio.[52] After both the aforementioned voices and mask video began playing, Kane chokeslammed both Layfield and Mysterio before leaving the ring.[52] On the following episode of Raw, he claimed that May 19 was the date on which his mother and adopted family were killed in a fire. The voices continued on to the May 29 episode of Raw, when Kane was confronted by the source of the voice, an imposter Kane; wearing Kane's old mask and ring attire, he chokeslammed Kane during his match against Shelton Benjamin for the Intercontinental Championship. Kane and the look-alike continued to fight one another in subsequent weeks, leading to a match between the two being scheduled for Vengeance, in which the real Kane lost to the impostor.[53] On the June 26 episode of Raw, Kane threw the impostor out of the arena and removed his mask, saying "I believe that this is mine."[54] Kane was absent from WWE television for several weeks thereafter as he toured Europe to promote See No Evil. Upon his return, he faced his former partner Big Show for the ECW Championship in a losing effort. When he returned to Raw, he engaged in a feud with Umaga that concluded on October 9 when Umaga defeated him in a "Loser Leaves Raw" match.

[edit] Return to SmackDown and move to ECW (2006–2008)

On October 13, Kane returned to the SmackDown! roster for the first time since the 2002 brand extension. On November 3, Kane reunited with The Undertaker as the Brothers of Destruction to defeat Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) and Mr. Kennedy. Kane would continue a feud with MVP competing in several gimmick matches. The end result of the feud was an Inferno match at Armageddon; Kane won by setting MVP's back on fire which resulted in first degree burns.[55]
Kane performing his signature entrance routine at SummerSlam 2007.

On the SmackDown! before the Royal Rumble, Kane was involved in a six-man elimination over-the-top-rope battle royal. This also included King Booker, MVP, The Miz, Chris Benoit, and Finlay. This match would go to a no-contest as The Undertaker interrupted after Kane had been eliminated and punished the remaining opponents. At the Royal Rumble, Kane eliminated King Booker.[56] Booker then came back in the ring and eliminated Kane, even though he had already been eliminated.[56] A couple weeks later on SmackDown!, while receiving the key to the city in his hometown of Houston, Booker was attacked by Kane starting a feud between the two. At No Way Out, Kane successfully defeated King Booker.[57] On February 23, Kane lost to King Booker in a Falls-Count Anywhere Money in the Bank Qualifying match after interference from The Great Khali,[58] sparking a feud between the two.

On February 26, Kane interrupted Chris Masters' Master Lock Challenge to The Great Khali when Masters was unable to apply the Master Lock. Kane delivered a chokeslam and a chair shot to Masters then clotheslined The Great Khali over the top rope. Prior to WrestleMania 23, Kane started to walk around with a hook, similar to the hook he used as Jacob Goodnight in See No Evil. At the event, Kane was defeated by Khali. After WrestleMania, he began to feud with William Regal and Dave Taylor. The Boogeyman then joined the feud, teaming up with Kane. On the May 4 edition of SmackDown!, Kane competed in a number 1 contenders match for the United States Championship against MVP which he lost due to interference by Regal and Taylor. On the May 25 edition of SmackDown!, Kane competed in a Fatal Four Way Number 1 Contenders Match for the World Heavyweight Championship which was won by Batista. Kane then entered a short feud with Mark Henry. Kane was defeated by Henry in a Lumberjack match at One Night Stand due to interference from lumberjacks Kenny Dykstra and Chavo Guerrero[59] and would take a short hiatus there after. On the July 6 edition of SmackDown!, general manager Theodore Long announced that Kane would face Edge for his World Heavyweight Championship at the The Great American Bash. Batista face Kane in a number one contenders match. During the match, The Great Khali interfered by attacking Batista; the match was ruled a no contest and both men were ruled the number one contender. The scheduled match for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Great American Bash became a Triple Threat match between Batista, Kane, and The Great Khali. In the beginning of the match, Kane and Batista teamed up to send Khali though an announcer's table. Kane chokeslamed Khali, but ended up losing the match when Khali retained.[60] Kane later teamed up with Batista on the shush edition of WWE Saturday Night's Main Event against Khali and Finlay. The match ended following a Batista Bomb on Finlay.[61] Kane entered a storyline with Finlay, which led to a match at SummerSlam, which Kane won after chokeslamming Finlay.[62] On the following episode of SmackDown!, Finlay and Kane competed against each other in a tournament to crown the challenger for Khali's World Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven. After interference from Hornswoggle, Finlay managed to defeat Kane and advance in the tournament. Finlay and Kane met again during the following week's edition of SmackDown! in a rematch of the previous month's Saturday Night's Main Event. Once again teaming with Batista, Kane defeated Finlay and The Great Khali when Kane pinned Finlay with a chokeslam. Kane then lost to Finlay in a "Belfast Brawl" on the September 14 edition of SmackDown!, following a chair shot and Celtic Cross from Finlay.

He then made an appearance on the October 16 edition of ECW as the hand chosen partner of ECW Champion CM Punk, helping him defeat John Morrison, The Miz and Big Daddy V.[63] Big Daddy V attacked Kane on the October 19 SmackDown, igniting a feud between the two.[64] The two continued to battle in following weeks.[65]
In 2008, Kane feuded with Chavo Guerrero over the ECW Championship.

He was voted to face the United States Champion MVP at Cyber Sunday, which he won by countout. As a result, he did not win the title.[66] After this, he continued to feud with Big Daddy V, with the two ending up on opposite teams at Survivor Series.[67] Big Daddy V eventually began to team with Mark Henry, while Kane teamed with CM Punk. At Armageddon, Kane and Punk lost Big Daddy V and Henry. Kane next competed in an over the top rope Battle Royal before WrestleMania XXIV where the winner would face ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero later in the night. Kane won after eliminating former rival Mark Henry, and later in the night he defeated Guerrero in a WrestleMania record-setting eight seconds to win the ECW Championship.[68][69] Shortly after winning the championship, Kane left SmackDown and officially joined the ECW roster. At Backlash, Kane successfully defended the ECW Championship against Chavo Guerrero. He then continued teaming with CM Punk to earn a WWE Tag Team Championship match at Judgment Day,[70] which the duo did not win. Soon after he was drafted to Raw.

[edit] Return to Raw (2008–present)

On June 23, 2008, Kane was drafted from the ECW brand to the Raw brand, as a part of the 2008 WWE Draft, in the process making the ECW Championship exclusive to Raw.[71] By taking the title to Raw, Kane became the first man to hold a specific title on all three brands. He won the ECW Championship as a member of the SmackDown roster, and shortly after winning it he was traded to ECW. He then took the title with him when he was drafted to Raw. Kane lost the ECW Championship to Mark Henry at Night of Champions in a Triple Threat match that also involved The Big Show, thus moving the title back to ECW. Shortly after this, Kane turned heel when feuding with Rey Mysterio until Survivor Series 2008. As of recent, he has been involved in a storyline with Kelly Kelly.

[edit] Other media

Jacobs made his film debut as "Jacob Goodnight" in the first production of WWE Studios, See No Evil, which was released on May 19 2006.[3]

Jacobs appeared on a special WWF edition of "The Weakest Link" in March 2002 and became the strongest link by defeating Bubba Ray Dudley in the final round. The money won was donated to Jacobs' chosen charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee.[72] Jacobs (along with former WWE Diva, Ashley Massaro) appeared in an episode of Smallville entitled "Combat", where he plays a Phantom Zone criminal from another world named Titan, who faces off against Clark Kent. Alex Turner character was featured in the fourteen issue Undertaker comic book produced by the now-defunct Chaos! Comics in 1999. The character only spoke once, in the Undertaker Halloween Special, which tied into the single issue Mankind comic book produced by the same company. Jacobs was also featured in a Chef Boyardee commercial.

A book written by Michael Chiappetta detailing the kayfabe origins of the Kane character entitled "Journey into Darkness" was released in 2005.

WWE released a 3-disc anthology of Kane named, "The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane" on December 9, 2008. The DVD consisted of Kane's greatest feuds and rivalries during his 11 year run. [73]

[edit] Personal life

Jacobs was born to US Air Force parents stationed in Spain.[74]He is married to Maurisa Jacobs, whom he married in 1995,[75] and he has two stepdaughters.[76]According to fan websites, he is of Jewish descent but does not practice. Glenn is a libertarian and supported Ron Paul for President in 2008.

[edit] In wrestling
Kane performing a double chokeslam on Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder.
Kane performing a chokeslam on CM Punk.

* Finishing moves
* As Kane
o Chokeslam
o Tombstone Piledriver
o Falling powerbomb pin – 2001–2003

* As Isaac Yankem

* As (Fake) Diesel
o Jackknife (Sheer drop release powebomb)

* Signature moves
o Big boot
o Diving clothesline[5]
o Dropkick to a seated opponent
o Multiple powerslam variations
+ Running
+ Scoop
+ Sidewalk[5]
o Tilt–a–whirl slam[5]
o Two–handed chokelift
o Uppercut or a throat thrust[5]

* Managers
o Jerry "The King" Lawler
o Jim Cornette
o Jim Ross
o Paul Bearer[77]
o Chyna
o Tori
o Lita

* Nicknames
o The Big Red Machine[78]
o The Big Red Monster[8]
o The Seven–Foot Monster[77]

* Entrance themes
o Sound of drills whirring with classical music in the background (as Isaac Yankem)
o "Burned" by Jim Johnston (1997–2000)
o "Out Of The Fire" by Jim Johnston (2000–2002)
o "Slow Chemical" by Jim Johnston and Finger Eleven (August 2002–August 2008)
o "Man On Fire" by Jim Johnston (August 2008–present)[79]

[edit] Championships and accomplishments
Kane as ECW Champion.

* Pro Wrestling Illustrated
o PWI Tag Team of the Year (1999) – with X-Pac[80]
o PWI ranked him # 13 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2004[81]

* Smoky Mountain Wrestling
o SMW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Al Snow[14]

* United States Wrestling Association
o USWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[82]

* World Wrestling Federation | World Wrestling Entertainment
o ECW Championship (1 time)[68]
o WCW Tag Team Championship (1 time)[32] – with The Undertaker
o WWF Championship (1 time)[19]
o WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time)[28]
o WWF/E Intercontinental Championship (2 times)[30]
o WWF/E World Tag Team Championship (9 times)[20] – with Mankind (2), X-Pac (2), The Undertaker (2), The Hurricane (1), Rob Van Dam (1), and The Big Show (1)
o Eighth Triple Crown Champion

* Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
o Worst Feud of the Year (2002) vs. Triple H
o Worst Feud of the Year (2003) vs. Shane McMahon
o Worst Feud of the Year (2004) vs. Matt Hardy and Lita
o Worst Feud of the Year (2007) vs. Big Daddy V
o Worst Gimmick (1996)
o Worst Worked Match of the Year (2001) with The Undertaker vs. KroniK at Unforgiven

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