Kane, the professional wrestler and Knox County mayor, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2021. WWE announced the news on Wednesday. Glenn Jacobs has been a towering, red-masked danger in the ring for years. He started out working with World Wrestling Federation in 1995 before joining forces with Paul Bearer to form their own wrestling company: The Legacy.
He went on to win tag team championships alongside The Rock 'n' Roll Express, The Hart Foundation, and The Brothers McMahon. After leaving WWF/WWE, he started his own wrestling promotion called Global Force Wrestling (GFW). However, that promotion failed to catch on and closed its doors in 2019.
Jacobs returned to WWE in 2001 and has been a mainstay on their roster ever since. In addition to being one of the most popular wrestlers in the company, he is also one of the longest-tenured employees having joined at the age of 24. The other member of the Class of 2021 is Mae Young, who was known for her aggressive style during her time in the ring.
Young was the first female wrestler to appear on an official WWE program when she competed on the July 23, 1952 episode of the original "WWWF TV Title Series". She went on to become one of the biggest stars in the history of the company.
Glenn Jacobs, the mayor, says On Tuesday night, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as his alter ego, the wrestler Kane. The honor was first announced last month by his "brother of destruction"--The Undertaker. Kane is part of the Class of 2021. It was streamed on Peacock in the United States and on the WWE Network. It also could be viewed on any cable or satellite provider in Canada.
In Canada, the event was broadcast on The Score at 10 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, April 9. In the United States, it was shown on USA Network at 11:30 p.m. ET on April 9. The presentation took place before a live audience at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Kane's first appearance was in 2001, when he defeated Sycho Sid for the World Tag Team Championship. The following year, he went up against The Undertaker for the first time in a fatal four-way match that also included Shawn Michaels and Jeff Jarrett. At this point, Kane had already started using his trademark weapon, a chokeslam.
He continued to fight The Undertaker throughout 2002, 2003, and 2004, always losing. Their rivalry reached its climax in November 2004, when Kane tried to kill The Undertaker but instead ended up killing himself. After this incident, Vince McMahon Jr. banned Kane from wrestling The Undertaker again.
However, Kane has been known to break rules sometimes.
KNOXVILLE KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE (WVLT) – Kane, a former professional WWE wrestler who also goes by Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Tuesday. "This is the most prestigious distinction of my professional wrestling career," Mayor Glenn Jacobs stated. The WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be broadcast live on Monday, March 31 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on WWE Network.
Mayor Jacobs, who has held office since January 2014, became the first person ever to be given both the Kane and The Undertaker names in one ceremony when he was added to the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016. The mayor said he intends to use his new status as a role model for young people.
He continued: "I want to be an inspiration to children across America and the world. I think it's important that we teach them that no matter what circumstances you were born into, whether you're rich or poor, black or white, can't play sports - love them anyway."
Jacobs' wife, Linda, was also in attendance at the event along with their three children: Kailey, Kassius and Kiera. The mayor announced at the time of his induction that he had renamed himself Kane after one of his favorite wrestlers. He has not retracted this announcement despite being introduced during his speech by Vince McMahon as "the real" Kane.
Kane wins WWE's highest honor: 10 reasons Glenn Jacobs' career deserves to be in the Hall of Fame Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, who spent years battling wrestlers as Kane, held back tears as he made a poignant address as Kane was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
He received one vote from the WWE Universe during this year's Hall of Fame class. That's out of 100 votes total. Adam Bomb and Charlie Haas were elected last year with more than twice as many votes as Kane.
Kane is a worthy candidate - if only because of how much history he has with the company. He started out as "Glenn Jacobs" before being renamed after his wrestling persona (The Destroyer). Under that name, he became one of the most popular characters in the company's history. When he changed gears and began fighting against his former friends, he became even more popular. Finally, when he adopted his current identity, he became even more famous. The man has been involved in more storylines than anyone else over the past 30 years. There are very few players in sports-entertainment history who have had as big an impact as Kane.
In fact, there are several members of the McMahon family who should also be in the Hall of Fame. However, they weren't able to make it in during the first two elections due to lack of voting members at that time.