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Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow (Rhodes Scholars), Kane and Daniel Bryan (Team Hell No) and Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara (Credit: WWE)

Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) better known by his ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand and occasionally on the ECW brand.

College

Jacobs attended Quincy University in Illinois, where he played basketball, before joining Northeast Missouri State University (now known as Truman State University) on a basketball scholarship. In the 1988-1989 season, he was an NCAA all-star; he is still listed in the Truman State University media guide as holding the record for highest field goal percentage for a single season (.621 in both the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons) and is the career leader in field goal percentage (.567). Jacobs also led the 1988-89 team in several categories, including blocked shots (1.0 per game) and rebounds per game (6.9 per game).

However, despite his success, Jacobs opted to switch to playing on the college football team. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English and then did some junior high substitute teaching in the St. Louis area."After doing that, teachers have my respect; that's a pretty tough profession... So if I wasn't wrestling, I don't think I'd be teaching."

2007

On the SmackDown! before the Royal Rumble, Kane was involved in a 6 man elimination over-the-top-rope battle royal. This also included King Booker, MVP, The Miz, Chris Benoit, and Finlay. This match would go to a no-contest as The Undertaker interrupted after Kane had been eliminated and punished the remaining opponents. At the Royal Rumble, Kane eliminated King Booker.[39] Booker then came back in the ring and eliminated Kane, even though he had already been eliminated. A couple weeks later on SmackDown!, while receiving the key to the city in his hometown of Houston, Booker was attacked by Kane starting a feud between the two. At No Way Out, Kane successfully defeated King Booker. On February 23, Kane lost to King Booker in a Falls-Count Anywhere Money in the Bank Qualifying match after interference from The Great Khali, sparking a feud between the two.

On February 26, Kane interrupted Chris Masters' Master Lock Challenge to The Great Khali when Masters was unable to apply the Master Lock. Kane delivered a Chokeslam and a chair shot to Masters then clotheslined The Great Khali over the top rope. Prior to WrestleMania 23, Kane started to walk around with a hook, similar to the hook he used as Jacob Goodnight in See No Evil. At the event, Kane was defeated by Khali. He never walked around with the hook again after this. After WrestleMania, he began to feud with William Regal and Dave Taylor. The Boogeyman then joined the feud, teaming up with Kane. On the May 4 edition of SmackDown!, Kane competed in a number 1 contenders match for the United States Championship against MVP which he lost due to interference by Regal and Taylor. On the May 25 edition of SmackDown!, Kane competed in a Fatal Four Way Number 1 Contenders Match for the World Heavyweight Championship which was won by Batista. Kane then entered a short feud with Mark Henry. Henry defeated by Kane in a Lumberjack match at One Night Stand due to interference from lumberjacks Kenny Dykstra and Chavo Guerrero and would take a short hiatus there after.

On the July 6 edition of SmackDown!, general manager Theodore Long announced that Kane would face Edge for his World Heavyweight Championship at the The Great American Bash. On the July 13 edition of SmackDown!, Edge sustained a legit pectoral muscle tear, and vacated the title prior to his match with Kane. It was then announced that there would be a 20-man, over-the-top rope, battle royal for the World Heavyweight Championship which was won by The Great Khali. Because Batista was supposed to face The Great Khali at the Bash and Kane was supposed to challenge for the title, Theodore Long announced there would be a #1 contenders match between Kane and Batista. During the match, The Great Khali interfered by attacking Batista; the match was ruled a no contest and both men were ruled the #1 contender. The scheduled match for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Great American Bash became a triple threat match between Batista, Kane, and The Great Khali. In the beginning of the match, Kane and Batista teamed up to send Khali though an announcer's table. Kane chokeslamed Khali, but ended up losing the match when Khali retained. Kane later teamed up with Batista on the August 18 (taped August 13) edition of WWE Saturday Night's Main Event against Khali and Finlay. The match ended following a Batista Bomb on Finlay.

Kane entered a program with Finlay, which led to a match at SummerSlam, which Kane won after chokeslamming Finlay. On the following episode of SmackDown!, Finlay and Kane competed against each other in a tournament to crown the challenger for Khali's World Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven. After interference from Hornswoggle, Finlay managed to defeat Kane and advance in the tournament. Finlay and Kane met again during the following week's edition of SmackDown! in a rematch of the previous month's Saturday Night's Main Event. Once again teaming with Batista, Kane defeated Finlay and The Great Khali when Kane pinned Finlay with a chokeslam. Kane then lost to Finlay in a "Belfast Brawl" on the September 14 edition of Smackdown!, following a chair shot and Celtic Cross from Finlay.

He then made an appearance on the October 16 edition of ECW as the hand chosen partner of ECW Champion CM Punk.

He was voted to face the United States Champion MVP at Cyber Sunday, which he won by countout. As a result, he did not win the title.

Kane then began a feud with Big Daddy V. Big Daddy V would eventually team with Mark Henry, while Kane began to team with CM Punk. At Armageddon, Kane and Punk were defeated by Big Daddy V and Henry.

Other media

* Jacobs made his film debut as "Jacob Goodnight" in the first production of WWE Films, See No Evil, which was released on May 19 2006.
* Jacobs appeared on a special WWF edition of "The Weakest Link" in March 2002 and became the strongest link by defeating Bubba Ray Dudley in the final round. The money won was donated to Jacobs' chosen charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee.
* The "Kane" character was featured in the fourteen issue Undertaker comic book produced by the now-defunct Chaos! Comics in 1999. The character only spoke once, in the Undertaker Halloween Special, which tied into the single issue Mankind comic book produced by the same company. This series introduced a comic-exclusive character, Kane's younger half-sister, "Jezebelle" (like Kane, supposedly the result of a liaison between Paul Bearer and an unnamed woman). As Jezebelle was related to Kane only in that they shared a common father, she presumably had no relation to The Undertaker.
* A book written by Michael Chiappetta detailing the kayfabe origins of the Kane character entitled "Journey into Darkness" was released in 2005.
* Jacobs appeared in the March 22 episode of Smallville entitled "Combat", where he plays a Phantom Zone criminal from another world named Titan, who faces off against Clark Kent. (Credit: Wikipedia).

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