As The Undertaker's “half-brother,” Kane, Glenn Jacobs has had a lot of monumental moments in WWE history. However, it is a moment he shared with the Undertaker as Isaac Yankem that Glenn Jacobs considers his career-defining moment.
For 13 years, Glenn Jacobs and Mark Calaway have been linked as on-screen WWE relatives, Kane and Undertaker. Whether as opponents or partners, they have shared numerous championships and competed in some of the most memorable matches in history.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Glenn Jacobs reveals that for all those moments together as two characters of the same bloodline, it was a moment that Glenn shared with Undertaker as Issac Yankem, D.D.S. that forever changed his career.
“It happened before I became Kane. We had a match when I was Isaac Yankem, D.D.S. and it was horrible. It was all my fault, and it was a terrible match,” Jacobs began. “I was having a lot of trouble. I wasn’t happy and it showed. Mark pulled me aside after the match and basically said, ‘Look dude, Vince likes you. I like you. But unless you get your butt in gear, you’re going to be out of here. You belong here, now start acting like it.’ That lit a fire under me, and it’s probably the most important moment of my wrestling career.”
The last time Undertaker and Kane shared a ring together it was during the match with D-Generation X at WWE Crown Jewel 2018. That match did not go as planned as is detailed in the new Undertaker documentary, Undertaker: The Last Ride which is currently streaming on WWE Network.
The latest episode of the documentary series is available for on-demand viewing now.