Kane inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame’s class of 2021

Published 03/25/2021, 12:41 PM EDT


It is now official! WWE’s ‘BIG RED MONSTER’ Kane will be officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Notably, the news was first revealed on WWE’s The Bump on Wednesday, when Kane (Glenn Jacobs) appeared as a guest on the show. To top it all off, none other than his on-screen brother, The Undertaker, unveiled the whole surprise via video call.
Long before Glenn Jacobs became the Mayor of Knox County, he debuted as Kane in 1997 and immediately entered a memorable feud with The Undertaker.
Subsequently, he would enjoy a successful career in WWE, winning both the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship.
Kane took to Twitter to express his excitement; he tweeted, “Wow! This is the greatest honor that any WWE superstar could hope for. Perfect that The Undertaker delivered the news. Thank you!!”

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WWE Superstars react to Hall of Fame Induction of Kane

The Undertaker also shared his own heartfelt message on social media. He tweeted, “Kane has been a brother to me on and off-screen for over 25 years. Hardworking, loyal, and dedicated I was honored to be the one to announce he is the newest member of the WWE hall of fame class of 2021! #BrothersofDestruction.”

Many WWE superstars congratulated Kane on Twitter, and one of them was “The Game” Triple H. He reacted by Tweeting, One of WWE’s most recognizable characters EVER and one of the absolute best people I know. I cannot overstate the character of the man behind the Kane mask and his impact on our industry. Congratulations to Glenn on his #WWEHOF induction.”

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Kane’s illustrious WWE career

In the summer of 97, Paul Bearer told the world that Undertaker had a brother named Kane whom the Phenom had assumed perished years earlier in a funeral home fire. However, he was still alive.
Beneath a red and black mask and bodysuit, Kane stormed the ring at the end of Bad Blood 97, ripping the Hell in the cell door off its hinges in order to confront his shocked brother. Along with Undertaker, various innocent bystanders, including the Hardy Boys and others, ate a tombstone that night.
Glenn Jacobs carved out a two-decade niche for himself as a popular and memorable regular in WWE, a workmanlike, honest underrated big man who patiently acted out a number of questionable storylines that the company would sometimes give him.
We, as WWE fans, often took Kane for granted mainly because of his longevity and reliability, but performers of his caliber and endurance, especially given his size, don’t come along every day. And for that, Kane belongs up there with the all-time cherished greats.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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