It was announced today, March 24, that Kane (Glenn Jacobs) was the latest name to be a part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021.
The news broke on the WWE show The Bump, as his long-time friend/rival The Undertaker (Mark Calaway) shared the news.
“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. Well deserved, much earned, and couldn’t be more proud of you, brother,” said The Undertaker, filmed while sitting in what appears to be a pick-up truck.
Kane first asked if it was a rib. “There’s no Hall of Fame without Kane, I can promise you that. You are the man,” responded Taker.
Dressed in a suit and tie — he is currently the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee — and holding back tears, Kane said, “That means a lot. Thank you very much.”
“None of this happens just because of whoever, it’s the people we’re surrounded with. You’ve been a huge part of my career and my life, man, so thank you,” Kane concluded.
— Kane (@KaneWWE) March 24, 2021
The two other announced names for the Class of 2021 are Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff.
The announcement follows the news on Tuesday, March, 23, that Dave Bautista has bowed out of the pandemic-postponed WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020, due to a scheduling conflict, and asking to be inducted at a future date — in front of fans.
The actual ceremony will stream on Peacock on Tuesday, April 6th, and will include both the 2020 and 2021 classes.