Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is a Spanish-born American professional wrestler and actor better known by his ring name, Kane. He is signed to WWE, currently appearing on its SmackDown brand. But is currently inactive due to injury.
Jacobs began his wrestling career in 1992 working on independent circuits. He wrestled in Smoky Mountain Wrestling as Unabomb where he won the SMW Tag Team Championship as a member of The Dynamic Duo, and in the United States Wrestling Association where he won the USWA Heavyweight Championship as Doomsday. He later joined his current promotion, the World Wrestling Federation (which later became World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002) in 1995, where he wrestled under various gimmicks before debuting as his current character, Kane, in 1997. The character's half-brother is The Undertaker, with whom Kane has teamed up as the Brothers of Destruction.
[http:// http://www.wwe.com/superstars/smackdown/kane Jacobs has accumulated 17 championship ]Jacobs has accumulated 17 championship accolades during his WWE career. He is a three-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship once, the ECW Championship once, and the World Heavyweight Championship once (tied for third longest reign in history) making him the first of two people ever to hold all three WWE world titles. He is also a two-time WWF/E Intercontinental Champion, a one-time WWF Hardcore Champion, and a twelve-time Tag Team Champion; winning the WWE Tag Team Championship (once with The Big Show), the WCW World Tag Team Championship once (with The Undertaker), and the World Tag Team Champion ten times (twice with Mankind, X-Pac, and The Undertaker; and once with The Hurricane, Rob Van Dam, and The Big Show). Jacobs is the third Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. In addition to championships, he is a one-time Money in the Bank winner, also he has become the quickest man to cash in the briefcase. Kane currently holds several records in the Royal Rumble match, including: most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble with 11, most Royal Rumble match appearances with 15, most consecutive appearances in the match with 13 from 1999 to 2011, and the quickest elimination of another competitor at 1.8 seconds.
At 7-feet tall and more than 300 pounds, Kane has been tormenting WWE since his debut in October 1997, when he ripped the cage door off during the first-ever Hell in a Cell Match between Shawn Michaels and his half-brother The Undertaker.
Consumed with a desire to bring absolute anarchy to the lives of his fellow Superstars, The Devil's Favorite Demon has unleashed a continuous path of destruction throughout his career. Some of his most demented actions have included setting WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross on fire, hitting then-WWE CEO Linda McMahon with a Tombstone, kidnapping various victims and forcing WWE Diva Lita to marry him.
For years, the sadistic Superstar wore a mask and specific attire designed to conceal hideous burns from a fire, supposedly started by The Phenom. But, that all changed on one of the most emotional nights of Kane's career when – after losing a Mask vs. Championship Match on Monday Night Raw – the tortured soul was forced to unmask and reveal his face to the world.
His nonstop journey of darkness has been marked by absolute wars in the ring against some of the biggest names in the squared circle including The Undertaker, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Edge, Matt Hardy, Shane McMahon and even a mysterious masked mirror image of himself. The horrific grappler has also battled in some of the most unique encounters of all time, including First Blood, Inferno, Buried Alive, Money in the Bank, Hell in a Cell, Elimination Chamber, Steel Cage, Stretcher and even Till Death Do Us Part Matches.
The Phenom is the ally-turned-adversary (and often back again) that Kane continuously comes to crosses with. The Big Red Monster made his WWE debut by costing his half-brother the first-ever Hell in a Cell Match. While their relationship is always turbulent, together they are nearly unstoppable.
Kane's highly decorated career is highlighted by reigns as both WWE Champion and World Heavyweight Champion. He has shown near-unprecedented versatility in the tag team ranks as well, finding championship success with a barrage of partners. He's twice won the tag team titles with The Deadman. The famed Brothers of Destruction simultaneously held the World Tag Team Championship and WCW Tag Team Championship during the Alliance Invasion.
Wherever Kane goes, all-out annihilation travels swiftly by his side. And until the day that he is finally at peace, his "Big Red" shadow will undoubtedly continue to strike fear in the hearts of anyone who dares steps in the ring with him.
John Felix Anthony Cena (pronounced /ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and, television personality. He is currently signed to WWE as a member of its WWE Raw brand.
In WWE, Cena has won 19 championships in total, including 12 World Titles (having won the WWE Championship a record 10 times and the World Heavyweight Championship twice). In addition, Cena has also won the WWE United States Championship three times, and is a four-time Tag Team Champion, having held the World Tag Team Championship twice (once each with Shawn Michaels, and Batista), and the WWE Tag Team Championship twice (once each with David Otunga and The Miz). Cena also won the 2008 Royal Rumble match, and is a two-time Superstar of the Year Slammy Award winner (2009 and 2010). He also has the fourth highest number of combined days as WWE Champion behind Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan & Bruno Sammartino.
Cena started his professional wrestling career in 2000, wrestling for Ultimate Pro Wrestling, where he held the UPW Heavyweight Championship. In 2001, Cena signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) where he held the OVW Heavyweight Championship and the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (with Rico Constantino).
Outside of wrestling, Cena has released the rap album You Can't See Me, which debuted at No.15 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and starred in the feature films The Marine (2006), 12 Rounds (2009), and Legendary (2010). Cena has also made appearances on television shows including Manhunt, Deal or No Deal, MADtv, Saturday Night Live, Punk'd, and Psych. Cena was also a contestant on Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, where he made it to the final round before being eliminated, placing third in the overall competition.
Cena started training to become a professional wrestler in 2000 at the California-based "Ultimate University" operated by Ultimate Pro Wrestling. Once he was placed into an in-ring role, Cena began using a semi-robotic character known as The Prototype. Some of this period of his career was documented in the Discovery Channel program Inside Pro Wrestling School. While in UPW, Cena held the UPW Heavyweight Championship for just shy of a month in April 2000.
Cena made his television debut answering an open challenge by Kurt Angle on June 27, 2002. Inspired by a speech given by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to the rising stars of the company, exhorting them to show "ruthless aggression" to earn a place among the legends, Cena took advantage of the opportunity and almost beat Angle kicking out of his finishing move, the Angle Slam and enduring the ankle lock submission hold. Cena ultimately lost to a hard amateur wrestling-style pin. Following the near-win, Cena became a fan favorite and started feuding with Chris Jericho. In October, Cena and Billy Kidman took part in a tag team tournament to crown the first WWE Tag Team Champions of the SmackDown! brand, losing in the first round. The next week, Cena turned on and attacked Kidman, blaming him for their loss, becoming a villain.
Shortly after the Kidman attack, on a Halloween themed episode of SmackDown, Cena dressed as Vanilla Ice performing a freestyle rap. The next week, Cena received a new character: a rapper who cut promos while rhyming. As the gimmick grew, Cena began adopting a variant of the 1980s WWF logo – dropping the "F" – as his "signature symbol", along with the slogan "Word Life". Moreover, he was joined by an enforcer, Bull Buchanan, who was rechristened B-2 (also written B² and pronounced "B-Squared") Buchanan was later replaced by Red Dogg,until he was sent to the Raw brand in February.
For the first half of 2003, Cena sought the WWE Championship and chased the reigning champion, Brock Lesnar, performing weekly "freestyles" challenging him to matches. During the feud, Cena unveiled a new finishing maneuver: the FU, a Fireman's carry powerslam, named to mock Lesnar's F-5. Cena won a number one contenders tournament against Lesnar at Backlash. However, Cena was defeated by Lesnar. At Vengeance Cena lost a singles match against The Undertaker. At the end of the year, Cena became a fan favorite again when he joined Kurt Angle as a member of his team at Survivor Series
First titles winning (2004–2005)
Cena, wearing his customized U.S. Championship belt
In early 2004, Cena participated in the Royal Rumble match at the 2004 Royal Rumble, making it to the final six before being eliminated by Big Show and the Match being won by Chris Benoit. The Royal Rumble elimination led to a feud with Big Show, which Cena won the United States Championship from Big Show at WrestleMania XX. During his reign, Cena came into contention with SmackDown General Manager Kurt Angle over issues arising with René Duprée and Torrie Wilson. The reign ended almost four months later, when he was stripped of the belt on July 8 by Angle after he accidentally knocked him over, thus attacking an official. Cena won the championship back defeating Booker T in a best of five series that culminated at No Mercy, only to lose it to the debuting Carlito Caribbean Cool the next week. After the loss to Carlito, the duo began a feud, which Cena was stabbed in the kidney while at a Boston-area nightclub by Carlito's bodyguard, Jesús. This worked injury was used to keep Cena out of action for a month, while Cena was filming The Marine. Immediately on his return in November, Cena won the United States Championship back from Carlito debuting a "custom made" spinner-style championship belt.==