Kane (wrestler)

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Kane
Kane WrestleMania 32 Axxess.jpg

Kane sporting his signature red mask at Wrestlemania 32 Axxess in 2016
Personal details
Born Glenn Thomas Jacobs
April 26, 1967 (age 51)[1][2]
Torrejón Air Base, Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain[1][2][3]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Crystal Goins (m. 1995)
Children 2
Alma mater Northeast Missouri State University
Ring name(s) Angus King[4]
Bruiser Mastino[4]
Christmas Creature[4]
Diesel[4]
Doomsday[4]
Isaac Yankem, DDS[4]
Kane[4]
Mike Unabomb[4]
Unabomb[4]
Billed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)[5]
Billed weight 323 lb (147 kg)[5]
Billed from Decatur, Illinois (as Isaac Yankem, DDS)[6]
Hell or Parts Unknown (as Kane)[5]
Trained by Dean Malenko
Debut 1992

Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967), better known by the ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler, actor, businessman and politician. He is signed to WWE on the Raw brand.[5]

Jacobs began his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1992. He wrestled in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1995. Jacobs played various characters until 1997, when he was repackaged as Kane, the mentally disturbed, pyromaniacal younger half-brother of The Undertaker, with whom Jacobs would alternatively feud or team as The Brothers of Destruction.

Following his debut, Kane remained a pivotal component of the company’s Attitude Era of the late 1990s and early 2000s, defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin—the “poster boy” of the era[7]—for the WWF Championship in his first pay-per-view (PPV) main event at King of the Ring in June 1998. He continued to compete in world championship PPV matches for the next 20 years,[8] and stands as the most prolific PPV performer in WWF/WWE history.[9]

Kane is a three-time world champion (having held the WWF Championship, ECW Championship and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship once each) and a 12-time world tag team champion, having held the WWF/WWE/World Tag Team Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship and WWE Tag Team Championships with various partners. He is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion and a 2010 Money in the Bank winner as well as the third man to win WWE’s Grand Slam. Kane also holds the record for cumulative Royal Rumble match eliminations at 44.[10]

Outside of professional wrestling, Jacobs has made numerous guest appearances in film and on television, including the lead role in the 2006 WWE Studios production See No Evil and its 2014 sequel. Jacobs is also a longtime supporter of libertarian political causes. On May 1, 2018, Jacobs won the Republican primary election for the mayoral seat of Knox County, Tennessee.[11]