• Kane Reveals What His Name In WWF Was Originally Supposed To Be
During an episode of the ‘Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw’ podcast, Old School WWF Legend Kane (real name: Glenn Jacobs) revealed to the hosts, JBL & Gerald Brisco, that he almost wasn’t named Kane during the 1997 storyline, that led to his debut at In Your House 18 (Badd Blood).
Here’s what The Big Red Machine said:
“I was always under contract with WWF from 1995 when I signed that developmental deal through Isaac Yankem, the fake Diesel, and then Kane. I was back working with Lawler. I was under a mask because they didn’t want anyone to know that this was Isaac Yankem, then the fake Diesel guy.
The Kane thing came about when Vader got arrested in Kuwait. They had that deal where Leon had roughed up the talk show host and literally got arrested in Kuwaiti jail. They needed someone to work with Mark (Undertaker).
Initially, the character was going to be called Inferno. Bruce always liked the name Kane. Bruce’s son is named Kane. I thought Inferno sounded very comic book characterish for where we were going with this, so we suggested the name Kane.
Undertaker, when he initially came in was Kane the Undertaker, and then they dropped the Kane part and it became The Undertaker. Also with the biblical story of Kane and Abel, we thought that fit.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 26, 1992) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Coliseum in Macon, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1992’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Van Hammer vs. Kenny Kendall
– Barbarian vs. Danny Deese
– Shane Douglas vs. Scotty Flamingo
– Rick Rude vs. Masahiro Chono
– Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs. Rick & Scott Steiner