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WWE: Kane’s Decade of Destruction

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the Kane character. Kane made his WWF debut on October 5, 1997 at Badd Blood 1997, costing The Undertaker his Hell in a Cell match with Shawn Michaels. After failed stints as the evil dentist Isaac Yankem, DDS, and the fake "Diesel", Glen Jacobs finally found his niche in the Kane character. In an interesting little known fact, officials originally wanted Dan "Waylon Mercy" Spivey to reprise the role of Kane. Two years earlier, Spivey suffered a back injury after being power bombed by Diesel that forced him to permanently retire from professional wrestling in October of 1995. Spivey decided to not come out of retirement for the role and so the Kane gimmick went to Jacobs.