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Glenn Jacobs

Kane as the ECW Champion
Ring name(s)Kane[1]
Angus King[2]
Bruiser Mastino
The Christmas Creature[3]
Doomsday[3][3]
Diesel[3]
Isaac Yankem, DDS[3]
Mike Unabomb[2]
Unabomb the big red monster[3]
Height6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)[4]
Weight305 lb (138 kg)[5]
Billed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)[1]
Billed weight323 lb (147 kg)[1]
BornApril 26, 1967 (1967-04-26) (age 43)[3][6]
Madrid, Spain[3][6][7]
ResidesKnoxville, Tennessee,
United States
Billed fromParts Unknown
Trained byJeff Bradley[8]
Ray Candy[3]
Dean Malenko[3]
DebutJune 18, 1992

Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is a Spanish-born American professional wrestler and actor better known by his ring name, Kane and is currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown brand.[2]

Jacobs began his wrestling career in 1992 working on Independent circuits. He wrestled in Smoky Mountain Wrestling as Unabomb where he won the SMW Tag Team Championship as a member of The Dynamic Duo, and in the United States Wrestling Association where he won the USWA Heavyweight Championship as Doomsday. He later joined his current promotion, the World Wrestling Federation (which later became World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002) in 1995 where he currently wrestles as Kane, the story line half-brother of The Undertaker. Together, he and The Undertaker have teamed up as the Brothers of Destruction. The speciality match connected to Kane is the Inferno match.

Jacobs has accumulated fifteen championship accolades during his WWE career. He has been a two-time world heavyweight champion (one-time WWF Champion and one-time ECW Champion), a two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, a ten-time Tag Team Champion (nine-time World Tag Team Champion and one-time WCW Tag Team Champion) and a one-time WWE Hardcore Champion. He is also the Third Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. He currently holds the record for most eliminations of superstars in a single Royal Rumble at 11 eliminations. Kane also holds the record for quickest elimination of Santino Marella in the Royal Rumble 2009.

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Professional wrestling career

Early career

He was first known as Angus King[9] when he debuted in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Jacobs later moved south and began wrestling as 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.[10][11][12] During his time in the United States Wrestling Association, Jacobs (Doomsday) held the USWA Heavyweight Championship. He also wrestled a brief stint in WCW under the name Bruiser Mastino. Here is a clip of him fighting Sting in 1993 http://www.prowrestling.com/article/videos/200

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment

Early gimmicks (1995–1997)

Glenn Jacobs with his Dr. Isaac Yankem, DDS gimmick

Jacobs made his debut with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Dr Isaac Yankem DDS, Jerry Lawler's private dentist.[13] He wrestled Bret Hart for Lawler on many occasions; during their first match at SummerSlam, Jacobs 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 Bognar 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 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 lasted until the 1997 Royal Rumble, where Jacobs was the second-to-last participant (with the exception of Stone Cold Steve Austin, who was previously eliminated by Bret Hart but the officials didn't see him get eliminated so he re-entered the ring).

Feud with The Undertaker; and joining DX (1997–2000)

In mid 1997, Paul Bearer began tormenting the The Undertaker by telling him that his long-lost half-brother Kane (who would also later be revealed as Bearer's son) was coming to the WWF to challenge him.[13] Jacobs re-debuted in the WWF as Kane 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.

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, Road Warrior Hawk, 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 WWF Championship; 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, though it was later revealed that Undertaker managed to escape the casket without being seen before Kane set it on fire. This provoked The Undertaker into returning to face Kane at WrestleMania XIV on March 29.[14] 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.[15]

On May 19, Bearer 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, which is displayed as pyrotechnics during shows.[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 however, he lost the title next day on the episode of RAW.[16][17] If Kane had lost, the match stipulations required that he would have set himself on fire. He went on to form a tag team with Mankind, with whom he won the WWF Tag Team Championship.[18] 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: In Your House, with the match ending in a no-contest.[19] 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.[20]

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 Corporation 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 The Corporation and thrown out of the alliance. 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. He also became associated with D-Generation X, the faction of which X-Pac was a member. His first unaided words were the DX slogan "suck it".[21] The duo won the WWF Tag Team title twice.[18] The tag team broke apart when X-Pac rejoined D-Generation X. After that Kane acquired a girlfriend, Tori. Late in their feud in early 2000, Tori betrayed Kane and joined D-Generation X, and the former partners engaged in a lengthy feud that finally ended at WrestleMania 2000, in which Kane teamed with Rikishi to face X-Pac and Road Dogg. Kane and Rikishi came out victorious after Kane pinned X-Pac following a tombstone piledriver.[22]

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.[23] The Undertaker and Kane's rivalry resurfaced during the match,[23] but they patched their relationship up soon after. Kane 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.[24] 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.[25]

Brothers of Destruction (2001)

Kane reformed his alliance with The Undertaker (becoming a face again) immediately before the Royal Rumble, in which he eliminated a record number of 11 wrestlers and was the runner-up, after being eliminated by Steve Austin.[26] 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, Austin and Triple H broke Kane's left arm (Kayfabe). At Judgment Day, Kane defeated Triple H to win the Intercontinental Championship.[29][30] He would become the third Grand Slam Champion, and the first person to win the Grand Slam championship by winning the WWF, Intercontinental, Tag Team, and Hardcore championships. He later lost the title to Albert on an episode of SmackDown! following interference from Diamond Dallas Page.kanee.jpgDuring 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[18] and the WCW World Tag Team Championship.[31] Kane and The Undertaker went on to defeat KroniK at Unforgiven,[32] and both participated in the ten man Winner Takes All match at Survivor Series as members of "Team WWF".[33]

Championships and unmasking (2002–2003)

Kane with his signature mask in 2003

In 2002, Kane began feuding with Kurt Angle, who he lost to at WrestleMania X8.[34] 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.[18] On October 7, Kane successfully singlehandedly 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. They would hold on to the titles until the October 14 edition of Raw, where they lost them to Christian and Chris Jericho.[35] On September 30, Kane won the Intercontinental Championship from Chris Jericho despite interference from Triple H and Ric Flair.[29] 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. Triple H went on to defeat Kane at No Mercy, unifying the two titles.[36]

Kane after being unmasked

Kane formed a tag team with Rob Van Dam, with the duo eventually winning the World Tag Team Championship.[18] 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. He then immediately turned heel by chokeslamming Van Dam, who he went on to defeat at SummerSlam.[37] In an interview with Jim Ross at Conseco Fieldhouse, it became apparent that Kane's facial scars were actually mental scars. 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[38] and an ambulance match at Survivor Series.[39] 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.[39] The following month at Armageddon, Kane competed in a triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship against Triple H and defending champion Bill Goldberg which Triple H won.

In January 2004, Kane took part in the Royal Rumble match. He was eliminated after hearing the bell toll from the Undertaker's entrance music, 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.[40]

Relationship with Lita (2004–2005)

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,[41] 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 into a 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,[42] and he 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 Kane time to complete his starring role in the film, See No Evil. Kane returned in January 2005, defeating Snitsky at New Year's Revolution.[43] After WrestleMania 21, 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.[44]

Lita later turned on Kane, turning Kane face again, and sided with Edge, leading to a feud between the two. Kane was able to defeat Edge at Vengeance, despite interference from Snitsky. The feud ended when Edge defeated Kane in a Stretcher match on the July 25 episode of Raw.[45] Lita's heel turn resulted from her real life affair with Edge and her dumping Matt Hardy, and Matt Hardy's subsequent release for making the affair public.[46] Hardy was later rehired and Kane was dropped from the angle, with Matt and Edge having a feud Over Lita.

Tag Team Champion; Imposter (2005–2006)

Kane returned to WWE television on October 17, 2005, winning an eighteen-man battle royal.[47] 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.[18] 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.[18][48] 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".[49] 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.[50] After both the aforementioned voices and mask video began playing, Kane chokeslammed both Layfield and Mysterio before leaving the ring.[50] 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 (Drew Hankinson), 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.[51] 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."[52] 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 major feud with Umaga that concluded on October 9 in a "Loser Leaves Raw" match.

Move to SmackDown (2006–2008)

On October 13, Kane moved to 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 continued 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. Kane continued to have matches throughout the year with MVP.[53]

Kane was reunited with The Undertaker when he returned to Smackdown.

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.[54] Booker then came back in the ring and eliminated Kane, even though he had already been eliminated.[54] 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.[55] 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,[56] 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. During the match, in homage to Hulk Hogan slamming André the Giant twenty years earlier at WrestleMania III, Kane picked up Khali for the first time and body-slammed him to the mat. 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 one 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 One 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[57] and would take a short hiatus thereafter.

On the July 6 edition of SmackDown!, General Manager Theodore Long announced that Kane would face Edge for his World Heavyweight Championship at The Great American Bash. After Edge was injured and the title was vacated, Batista faced Kane in a number one contenders match. During the match, the new World Champion 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 due to Edge's injury. 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.[58] Kane later teamed up with Batista on the August 18 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event to defeat Khali and Finlay[59] Kane entered a storyline with Finlay, which led to a match at SummerSlam, which Kane won after chokeslamming Finlay.[60] On the following episode of SmackDown!, Finlay and Kane competed against each other in a tournament to name 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.

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 in a 3-on-2 handicap match.[61] In retaliation, Big Daddy V attacked Kane on the October 19 SmackDown, igniting a feud between the two.[62] The two continued to battle in following weeks.[63] Kane was voted to face the United States Champion MVP at Cyber Sunday, which Kane won by countout and thus did not win the title.[64] After this, he continued to feud with Big Daddy V, with the two ending up on opposite teams at Survivor Series with Kane's team winning.[65] Big Daddy V eventually began to team with Mark Henry, while Kane teamed with CM Punk. The feud concluded at Armageddon, where Kane and Punk lost Big Daddy V and Henry after Big Daddy V pinned CM Punk.

ECW Champion; ECW brand (2008)

In a Battle Royal before WrestleMania, Kane won by lastly eliminating former rival Mark Henry which meant he would face ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero later in the night. At WrestleMania XXIV, Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero in a WrestleMania record-setting eight seconds to win the ECW Championship.[66][67] 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,[68] which the duo did not win.

Return to Raw (2008–2009)

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.[69] By taking the title to Raw, Kane became the first and only 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 became an official member of ECW, and 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.[70]

Kane was not granted a World Heavyweight Championship match at The Great American Bash, and thus retaliated by attacking both the champion CM Punk and the challenger Batista during the event. Kane turned heel for a short time to feud Rey Mysterio until Survivor Series 2008. He became a tweener, targeting both heels and babyfaces. On the March 2 edition of Raw, Kane pinned Mike Knox in a triple threat match, also involving Rey Mysterio, to earn a spot in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania XXV, a match that would be won by CM Punk.[71]

Return to SmackDown! (2009–present)

At the 2009 WWE Draft, Kane defeated SmackDown's The Brian Kendrick to earn a draft pick for Raw, and later in the night, Kane himself would be drafted back to SmackDown. After this Kane feuded with CM Punk, who was also drafted to SmackDown, and defeated Punk at Backlash thus ending the feud. After a period of absence to tour India and also heal injuries, he returned at The Bash to aid Dolph Ziggler in his match with The Great Khali by hitting Khali with a steel chair allowing Ziggler to win, starting a feud with Khali, whom he defeated at SummerSlam and in a Singapore Cane match at WWE Breaking Point, thus ending the feud as well as he broke his knee. In the next two weeks, Kane defeated R-Truth and John Morrison.Then he started a brief feud with Matt Hardy defeating him at two separate occasions at Smackdown and at Superstars. Kane then confronted Chris Jericho, claiming to be the co-captain for Team Smackdown at WWE Bragging Rights which Team Smackdown won. Kane faced Chris Jericho in a #1 Contenders match for an opportunity to face World Heayweight Champion Undertaker and Big Show in a triple threat match at Survivor Series, but lost. On the November 13th edition of SmackDown, Kane turned face after he rescued The Undertaker from Chris Jericho and Big Show. On December 4, he defeated Mike Knox with a chokeslam. On the December 14th edition of Raw, Kane teamed with The Great Khali and ECW Champion Christian to defeat William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson. That same week he also defeated Zack Ryder and Eric Escobar on ECW and Smackdown, respectively. On Christmas Eve he defeated Mike Knox once again.Next week he took part in the beat the clock challenge where he faced Dolph Ziggler but was unable to beat the clock.Kane appeared on ECW to take part in the ECW homecoming finale match which he lost by being the last superstar to be eliminated and the match was won by Ezekiel Jackson who will face Christian for the ECW title at the Royal Rumble.Then the same week on Smackdown he defeated Dolph Ziggler with a huge chokeslam. On January 22, Kane interfered in a tag team match between Cryme Tyme and Mike Knox and Charlie Haas, tossing every superstar out of the ring (over the top rope) indicating that he would be in the Royal Rumble for the 12th consecutive time.

In wrestling

Kane performing a diving clothesline on CM Punk
Kane performing a Chokeslam on CM Punk
Kane performing his signature entrance at SummerSlam in 2007
  • Taunts
    • Pulling his arms up and throwing them down igniting flames from the ring posts
    • Laughing or smiling maniacally (seen done only after unmasking in June 2003)
    • Holds right hand up, wiggling fingers signaling a "Chokeslam"
    • Slashing his own throat with thumb with index finger pointing out signaling a "Tombstone Piledriver" (done regularly from 1999–2000, done rarely thereafter)

Championships and accomplishments

Lucha de Apuesta record

WagerWinnerLoserLocationDateNotes
MaskKaneVaderMilwaukee, Wisconsin01998-05-31 May 31, 1998Mask vs. Mask match on Over the Edge [80]
MaskTriple HKaneNew York02003-06-23 June 23, 2003Mask vs Title match on RAW between Kane's mask and Triple H's WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
MaskRey MysterioKanePortland, Oregon02008-10-05 October 5, 2008Mask match on No Mercy.

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.[13]

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.[81] 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 first 10 years.[82]

Jacobs hosted podcasts named the Tiny Political Show, and Liberty Radio Underground under the pseudonym "Citizen-X." Liberty Radio underground is now defunct.

Personal life

Jacobs was born to US Air Force parents stationed in Spain.[83] He is married to Maurisa Jacobs née Goins, whom he married on August 23, 1995,[84] and he has two stepdaughters named Trisha and Devon[85]. Jacobs supported Ron Paul for President in 2008.[86] He is also a member of the Free State Project, and spoke at the organization's 2009 New Hampshire Liberty Forum.[87] Jacobs writes about his political beliefs and libertarian news at his blog, "Adventures of Citizen X.

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