The debut of the former three-time World Champion Kane is still considered to be one of the best debuts in professional wrestling if not the best. The event was WWE Badd Blood: In Your House, WWE Champion Shawn Michaels faced The Undertaker for the title in the first-ever Hell in a Cell match.
The return of Kane has been teased for months by Paul Bearer. Finally, Kane made his long-awaited debut during the mentioned show, and what an amazing debut it was! The Big Red Machine entered the ring in a dark red lightening shade and ripped the cell door apart to get inside the ring. He entered the ring and knocked Undertaker out with a Tomb Stone Pile Driver.
Kane Almost Missed His Debut?
It still gives chills to everyone. But it is known to a very few amount of people that Kane almost missed out on his debut event. Recently ‘The Big Red Machine’ spoke to The People’s Tribute where he revealed the story;
At the time, I was living in Knoxville. Since the Badd Blood show–where Kane debuted–was taking place in St. Louis, I came home a few days early to visit. I was staying with my parents in Bowling Green, and Mark [Morton] told me that he’d drive me to the show. When Sunday morning came, Mark showed up in a beater of a car.
I mean, the thing didn’t even look like it could move. He told me that his wife had taken the other car, but not to worry, we’d be fine. Ha, famous last words. We took off and got just past Wentzville and smoke started billowing out of the cassette player! I said, ‘Dude, your car is on fire!’ Then there was a loud pop and the engine chugged off. Luckily, another friend showed up and drove us to the show, and I made it in plenty of time.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and he is very happy and proud of this moment. When he was asked about his feeling on his Royal Rumble induction he said;
Being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is the greatest honor of my professional wrestling career. I take a lot of pride in what I’ve done in the WWE, but I’m also humbled to think about all the people who have helped me throughout the years. Most of all, I’m thankful to the WWE and our fans for everything they’ve done for me.
Kane’s tribute video was pretty emotional and it brought tears to the eyes of many fans. This is seriously the end of an era. Kane will be missed a lot by the wrestling fans around the globe. WWE is rumored to replace his gimmick, but no one in the world can replace Glenn Jacobs as Kane.