Kane trained with the Malenko's in his early wrestling career and entered the USWA as the Christmas Creature. This persona didn't last very long. Glen Jacobs then portrayed Doomsday in 1992 for the USWA and later took this gimmick to the WWC in Puerto Rico. In 1995 Glen Jacobs met up with Jim Cornette in Tennessee. He joined Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling and became Unabomb. Jacobs was paired with Al Snow who was referred to as "Simply Sensational" and together they went after the Tag Team titles. Glen was extemely fortunate in being able to audition for the World Wrestling Federation (Entertainment), however it was Vince McMahon that was very impressed with his size and athletic abilities. He soon joined the WWE as Dr. Isaac Yankem DDS (Jerry Lawler's evil Dentist). Even though this gimmick did not take off, Jacobs had his foot in the door and more opportunities followed.
When Isaac Yankem DDS didn't really pan out Glen Jacobs returned to SMW and once again took on the gimmick of Unabomb. In 1996 Glen Jacobs was offered the part of Diesel as Kevin Nash who had portrayed this gimmick was leaving the WWE. Fans did not accept the "fake Diesel" or "Diesel 2" as they called him and the gimmick came to an end. Over the next year Glen Jacobs wrestled for USWA once more.
Meantime, Paul Bearer, The Undertaker and Vince McMahon were conjuring up what was to be one of the best masked gimmicks in the history of wrestling...KANE! They toyed around with the idea whilst travelling from one wrestling event to another. Then one day they had to attend Smoky Mountain Wrestling and who did they see wrestling? None other than Kane. Percy says that both he and Taker knew right then and there that Kane was the one person that could portray the character they had in mind. Kane has survived for six years now and has risen much higher than anyone could ever have hoped for. In 2003 Kaneanites were shocked when Kane finally removed his mask, however, this removal has taken Kane to even greater hights. His abilities in and out of the ring have been exception.
2003: Kane was UnMasked on June 23 2003
(This was a stipulation imposed by Eric Bischoff should Kane lose his match against Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship, which he did due to interference from Evolution), Kane has since shaved his head leaving the barest of hair on the back part of his skull.
With the departure of Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, Jacobs would return to WWE television, but would be stepping into another man's gimmick. Jim Ross had boasted that he would be bringing back Diesel and Razor Ramon, but the two men that appeared on Raw were not Nash and Hall. Rick Bogner, a veteran of the Frontier Martial Arts organization in Japan, would portray Razor Ramon and Jacobs would be "Diesel".These fake Outsiders had little success in the WWE and by early 1997 were en route to the USWA where the "Fake Razor Ramon" defeated "Fake Diesel" in a "loser-leaves-town" match.THE FIRE STILL BURNS!!!!!
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