The 53-year-old, real name Glenn Jacobs, was appearing on WWE show The Bump when he was interrupted by 'The Phenom' in a brilliant and emotional segment of the show.
"It is truly my honor to announce that you, Kane, will be the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, the class of 2021." says Taker. "Well deserved, much earned, and couldn't be more proud of you, brother."
Take a look at the full clip below. This is great.
BREAKING NEWS: As revealed on @WWETheBump, @KaneWWE will be inducted into the #WWEHOF Class of 2021!#WWETheBump pic.twitter.com/7329dlr41s
- WWE (@WWE) March 24, 2021
The Big Red Monster, who is the current Major of Knox County, Tennesse, will be inducted during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 6.
He will join The nWo, The Bella Twins, JBL, British Bulldog and Jushin "Thunder" Liger, as well as the 2021 Class, which includes Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff and the greatest wrestler of all time, The Great Khali.
Both Kane and The Undertaker reacted to the news on social media on Wednesday afternoon.
Wow! This is the greatest honor that any @WWE superstar could hope for. Perfect that @undertaker delivered the news. THANK YOU!! https://t.co/E1FkXbUxBF
- Kane (@KaneWWE) March 24, 2021
.@KaneWWE has been a brother to me on and off screen for over 25 years. Hardworking, loyal, and dedicated I was honored to be the one to announce he is the newest member of the #WWEHOF Class of 2021! #BrothersofDestruction https://t.co/lNMDLJaa6v
- Undertaker (@undertaker) March 24, 2021
The WWE released a statement on their website about the HOF news, alongside the following bio about Kane.
"Kane's legendary career was intertwined with The Deadman's from the very beginning. Long thought to have perished in a fire at their family's funeral home, Kane emerged through hellfire and brimstone to haunt his brother in Fall 1997, infamously tearing the door off Hell in a Cell to confront Undertaker and begin one of WWE's most truly heated rivalries.
To settle their score, The Big Red Monster and The Phenom clashed in every conceivable type of match. They battled surrounded by flames in the first-ever Inferno Match, were locked inside Hell in a Cell and even tried to bury each other alive. It's surprising that they were ever able to get along, but they did, proving to be one of WWE's most deadly tag teams. The Brothers of Destruction wreaked havoc on WWE, capturing the World Tag Team Titles and the WCW Tag Team Titles."
Brothers of Destruction is available now on @WWENetwork! pic.twitter.com/SDOXzqtOjd
- Kane (@KaneWWE) November 15, 2020
The website continues, saying: "Kane has also embraced the lighter side of things in WWE, as best evidenced by his time as a member of Team Hell No with Daniel Bryan. The pair's sojourn to anger management classes had WWE fans rolling on the floor in laughter, as did their infamous attempt to "hug it out" in the middle of the ring. Warm embraces aside, the duo was also a threat in the ring and captured the WWE Tag Team Titles.
When not part of a tag team, Kane also proved to be one of the most dominant Superstars in history. The Devil's Favorite Demon captured the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, ECW Title, Intercontinental Title and won the 2010 Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Anyone with a resume like that is destined for the WWE Hall of Fame.
Don't miss Kane take his place in sports-entertainment history during the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Tuesday, April 6, streaming exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network elsewhere. The ceremony will feature the enshrinement of the 2020 Class, featuring The nWo, The Bella Twins, JBL, British Bulldog and Jushin "Thunder" Liger, as well as the 2021 Class, which includes Kane, Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff."
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