Earlier today, it was announced that Kane would be going into the WWE Hall of Fame. The wrestling legend spoke of the honor and discussed why his career became so incredible, pointing towards his stubbornness and ability to reinvent himself over time.
“If you told me we’d be having this Hall of Fame discussion when I was Isaac Yankem, I never would have believed you,” Glenn Jacobs told Sports Illustrated. “There were tough times, and, early on in this journey, I was never a sure thing. But my stubbornness served me well. I’m extremely thankful for that, and I am so grateful for this career. I grew up on a farm in Missouri, and wrestling gave me an extraordinary life.”
Ultimately, Jacobs was able to overcome being a wrestling dentist and later became one of the most iconic wrestlers in all of WWE as Kane.
“The secret to longevity in WWE is being able to reinvent yourself. I took so much pride in this profession, doing different things. Team Hell No with Daniel Bryan added an entirely new dimension to the Kane character. Who ever would have thought Kane could be comedic relief? A lot of that credit also goes to Bryan, who was an amazing partner. And I always took a lot of pride in showing my range as a performer.”