This week on the “Taking You To College” podcast, Dr. Tom Prichard and John Poz welcomed Glenn “Kane” Jacobs as his visitor.
Kane talked about his run in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, signing with the WWF, working with The Undertaker, the creation of the Kane character, working with Steve Austin, and extra.
Kane was requested what his response was when he was informed he was going to be Dr. Isaac Yankem when he first entered WWE. He mentioned, “I’ll always remember, I went into J.J. Dillon’s workplace. Vince got here in and we have been speaking and he pulled out the Isaac Yankem factor for me. I used to be actually deflated however not attempting to indicate how deflated I used to be. I used to be attempting to determine how I used to be going to make this factor work and realizing I didn’t prefer it from the start and I wasn’t going to have the ability to make it work. It in all probability isn’t good once you make that call when it’s introduced to you. Plenty of the failure of that character is basically attributable to me and the truth that I simply couldn’t get into it. Nonetheless, as issues progressed, and I didn’t have one of the best of attitudes at occasions, I keep in mind at some point Mark Calloway, The Undertaker, took me apart and was telling me that I higher mainly get myself in gear as a result of if I didn’t, I wasn’t going to have a job there very lengthy. He mentioned he appreciated me and Vince appreciated me and all that stuff, however I needed to show that I belong. That’s after I determined actually, that yea, I didn’t essentially have what I wished, but when I saved moping round, I used to be by no means going to get what I wished. So, I needed to do one of the best with what I had and that’s what I attempted to do. Though initially it was not my dream character by any stretch of the creativeness, it allowed me to get my foot into the door and provides myself one other probability.”
Kane’s ideas on Brodie Lee: “I used to be shocked. A good friend of mine texted me and informed me and I used to be like, there’s no approach. Jon was such a superb man. He was a sweetheart, only a good particular person. I don’t assume I ever noticed him in a foul temper. He at all times had one thing to say to brighten your spirits and make you snicker.”
Kane’s ideas on Pat Patterson: “I used to be very lucky to know Pat. In fact, he was very influential in my profession as a booker, a mentor, and in-ring stuff with him and Gerry Brisco once they have been collectively which was at all times quite a lot of enjoyable. Pat actually is a legend. I believe typically we use that time period a bit too loosely, however undoubtedly, in his case, it applies.”
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