• “The Kane thing came about when Vader got arrested” – Glenn Jacobs
During a recent 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 In Your House 18 (Badd Blood) debut.
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. 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.”
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• Old School Wrestling Diva Celebrates Her Birthday
Old School ECW/WWF Diva Jazz (Real name: Carlene Moore-Begnaud) celebrates her 49th birthday today.
Jazz wrestled for Paul Heyman’s ECW Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion in 1999 & 2000, before joining the World Wrestling Federation in late 2001.
In real life, she’s married to fellow ECW/WWE Veteran Rodney Mack.
She retired from in-ring competition in 2021, and had her retirement ceremony in Impact Wrestling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAZZ!