WWE has confirmed the latest inductee for this year’s Hall of Fame.
Kane was officially confirmed as the latest inductee for the upcoming Class of 2021 ceremony taking place during WrestleMania 37 weekend.
Kane, real name Glenn Jacobs, got his start in professional wrestling in 1992 in the St. Louis area. In 1995, he was signed by the WWF to play the character Dr. Isaac Yankem, Jerry “The King” Lawler’s personal dentist. He mainly feuded with Bret “Hitman” Hart, the archrival of Lawler at the time.
After the Yankem character disappeared, he wrestled for a short while as the infamous Fake Diesel.
In 1997, the Kane character was created to be the brother of the Undertaker. Kane would debut in the first-ever Hell in a Cell match between Undertaker and Shawn Michaels, ripping the door off the structure and giving Undertaker a Tombstone Piledriver. The two would meet in a match at WrestleMania XIV that saw the Undertaker prevail.
Kane would go on to have a 20+ year career in WWF/E. Kane would win the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, and ECW Championship. He would also hold the WCW Tag Team Championship, the Intercontinental Championship twice, the Hardcore Championship, 24/7 Championship, and won the Tag Team Championship 11 times. Kane is a Grand Slam Champion and a Triple Crown Champion.
Appearing in 20 Royal Rumble matches, Kane holds the record for most eliminations all-time at 46. His most recent appearance came at this year’s Royal Rumble.
Kane now serves as the Mayor of Knox County in Tennessee. His reelection campaign was announced earlier this week.
The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will air on Peacock on Tuesday, April 6. It will feature both the Class of 2020 and 2021.
The announcement of Kane’s Hall of Fame induction was given to him on WWE’s The Bump by his on-screen brother, the Undertaker. A visibly emotional Kane was extremely grateful. You can watch that exchange below: