The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut of Kane took place on this date in history, marked by a memorable call from Vince McMahon on commentary at the conclusion of a five-star match between Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
While I will forever hold a special place in my heart for Glenn Jacobs' original moniker of "Jack Package," there is no denying the character of "Kane," who debuted at WWF Badd Blood on October 15, 1997, would go on to be one of the biggest superstars over the last ten-plus years.
And any angle that gives Paul Bearer more television time is a winner in my book.
Like his kayfabe half-brother, "The Undertaker," Kane is one of the few superstars to last for over a decade in basically the same gimmick they started with. Sure, there's been some costume tweaks and a few wardrobe changes, but Kane is still Kane.
Thank god, too, because if Kane didn't work, Jacobs would be teaching English Literature at some run-down dump in Missouri after the spectacular failures that were Fake Diesel and Isaac Yankem, D.D.S.
17 championship titles. Four Royal Rumble records. Fastest man to cash in his "Money in the Bank" briefcase. You name it, he's done it. That means we need your best Kane memory since his debut, on this date in WWF history.
Comments section, Cagesiders, let's hear what you've got.
Because Kane's debut came at the end of a five-star classic from Shawn Michaels and Undertaker, let's add that here to for good measure.