While many know Knox County, Tennessee mayor and former WWE 24/7 Champion Glenn Jacobs from his time in WWE as Kane, Jacobs did had to deal with plenty of other characters throughout his wrestling career.
Before putting on the mask and assumed the role as The Undertaker's brother, Jacobs went through a number of different characters before landing on Kane such as Isaac Yankem D.D.S. and Fake Diesel. In an interview with KHQA, Jacobs said learning from playing those other characters helped him for when he would eventually settled on Kane.
Not only did he think he could make the character work, but also knew that Kane had plenty of support from both WWE and Undertaker.
"I knew from the beginning, from the very beginning that this was different. I just knew that I could do it. With those other characters, I was still learning and granted, as Kane, I had a lot to learn about it as well. I knew that I could make that successful and I had WWE behind it and I had The Undertaker behind it," Jacobs said.
Jacobs made his WWF debut as Kane in 1997 and had been with that character for the majority of the past 22 years. Jacobs said he never thought the character would have the longevity that it had, but is grateful that he was given an opportunity to work as Kane.
"The first night that I went out and had that debut, I just knew that it was going to be awesome. How long is a very different question. If you had gone and asked me if I knew I would go on to do for what, a quarter of a century, I would have said no way, that's not going to happen. At about four or five years, I would have thought that was it, but I've very fortunate and very blessed that it has carried on this long. I've reinvented myself a number of times and WWE has given me tremendous opportunities and I've had great people to work with," Jacobs said.
The full interview can be seen in the video at the top of the page.
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