WWE’s Kane, also known by his actual name Glenn Jacobs, is a monster of a man inside the wrestling ring. A prime figure in WWE’s acclaimed Attitude Era, many wrestling fans can still recall the infamous day he was unmasked in the center of the ring, prompting the announcers to wonder if he is even human.
Kane’s villainous ways have been running rampant throughout the league for some time now, and he has built quite the reputation for himself as a “heel”, which wrestling jargon for bad guy. He was billed as a wrestler with a demonic flair, wearing all red and calling himself “The Devil’s Favorite Demon.” Kane was even billed to be the half-brother of another ultra-famous wrestler, The Undertaker.
Yet, after amassing such a psychotic reputation, Kane has managed to lead quite the successful wrestling career. He has won a plethora of matches, and still compounds upon his match tally to this day. He’s one of the physically largest currently wrestling superstars that come to mind, and his career has been littered with accolades.
But sports has the luxury analytics when asked to form opinions on certain athletes. Statistics form the basis of any sport, and professional wrestling is no different. We’ve dug deep into Kane’s career to find statistics inside and outside the wrestling ring that we think will grant a clearer picture of who the wrestler truly is.
What follows are the ten incredible statistics about Kane you don’t want to miss:
10 He’s Won 18 Total Wrestling Championships
Kane has had his share of success within the ring throughout his career. In fact, he’s won a total of 18 wrestling championships throughout his lifetime. This tally include the three World Championships Kane has held: the WWF Championship, ECW Championship, and the World Heavyweight Championship.
9 He’s 7 Feet Tall
Kane was an essential superstar in the WWE’s Attitude Era. When fans look back on his career, it will be in remembrance of his contributions to the sport during this defining period of wrestling. In an era infused with violence and action, Kane fit right in. The WWE billed him as this demonic figure, and he sure fit the part. He stood at 7 feet tall, and was an imposing figure against anyone in the ring.
8 He’s had 11 Different Ring Names
Glenn Jacobs actually bounced around with quite a few different ring names before he finally found his niche with Kane. It seems that he had trouble settling on a character, particularly early in his career. He first wrestled under the name Angus King in St. Louis, and later transitioned into The Christmas Creature. Other early-career names include: Doomsday, Unabomb, and even his birth name Glenn Jacobs.
7 He’s Been Ranked as High as 4th by PWI
Pro Wrestling Illustrated puts out lists of various sorts every year by which wrestlers are judged on their accumulated performance throughout that year. Whether it’s an award such as Woman of the Year or a ranking of the top 500 wrestlers, it’s generally considered some of the more prestigious honors that can be bestowed upon those in the wrestling industry.
6 He’s Won 716 Matches
According to the internet wrestling database, Kane has participated in a grand total of 1,489 professional wrestling matches. Of these, Kane has emerged victorious in 716, and tied in 82. His over 700 victories have given him a winning percentage of 48%.
5 His Career has Spanned 17 Years
Since his debut in Badd Blood in October 1997, Kane has become a wrestler to be feared. He quite literally uses fear to his advantage, taking on a demonic and monstrous personality and infusing it into his character. The WWE is no stranger to characters with these backgrounds, as his persona is rather similar to The Undertaker for instance, but WWE fans have proven there is plenty of popularity to go around. It seems the WWE agreed, and Kane was actually billed as The Undertaker’s half-brother in his early years.
4 His Longest Match Was Over an Hour
With a large amount of matches under his belt, Kane has built up quite the stamina. Match lengths in the WWE famously vary. In any sport centered on fighting, matches run the risk of ending in seconds flat. Those familiar with recent WWE matches have seen just that with an infamous Daniel Bryan match that didn’t even last 20 seconds.
3 He’s Been Married for 20 Years
Though Kane’s persona is somewhat similar to other superstars that have come before him, his life out of the ring is somewhat different. Outside of wrestling, Kane has managed a happy marriage with his wife Crystal Maurisa Goins, putting to rest the notion that rock stars and celebrities can’t stay faithful. The two have been married since 1995, which was the year Kane debuted in the WWE.
2 He Has 3 Finishing Moves
As Kane, Jacobs has perfected a few finishers that bring fear to his opponents. His most famous is probably the Chokeslam. Kane winds up his palms in the air and grabs straight for his opponent’s throat before picking them up and slamming them to the turf. The resulting impact is devastating, and makes for a great show.
1 He’s Acted in 4 Movies
While it’s not the most extensive filmography, Kane has certainly dipped his toes into the figurative acting pool. Many WWE wrestlers take their talent to the big screen, whether it is in a minor or starring role. Kane has proven to be no exception.
Some notable roles include his starring role as Jacob Goodnight in the See No Evil franchise. The slasher movies feature a psychopathic killer who goes on a killing rampage. We’ll only give you one guess to put the pieces together as to who was cast as the murderous villain of the movie. Other appearances by Kane in movies include Macgruber and Scooby Doo! WrestleMania Mystery.
Sources: profightdb.com, wwe.com, biography.yourdictionary.com
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