Veteran WWE Superstar Kane will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.
Kane appeared on WWE’s The Bump this morning and The Undertaker surprised him with the announcement. You can watch the video of the appearance below.
As noted this morning, WWE India revealed that The Great Khali will also be featured this year. The official WWE website has not confirmed that induction as of this writing.
Kane joins Khali, Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff as confirmed names for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021. WWE is also expected to announce Rob Van Dam soon.
Kane, who has been with WWE since 1995, has not wrestled for the company since a surprise appearance at the 2021 Royal Rumble Match last January. Before that, his last match was a 24/7 WWE title swap with reigning champion R-Truth at RAW on September 16, 2019 in Knoxville. His last regular match was teaming up with The Undertaker to lose to WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels and Triple H at Crown Jewel 2018. We noted earlier this week that he announced his re-election campaign for mayor of the county of Knox, Tennessee.
The 2020 and 2021 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will air on Tuesday, April 6 during WrestleMania 37 Week, via Peacock and WWE Network. The 2020 class features JBL, The Bella Twins, Jushin Thunder Liger, “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith, and the nWo (Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman).
Stay tuned for more information on the WWE Hall of Fame. Below is WWE’s full announcement on Kane, along with shots from The Bump:
– WWE’s The Bump (@WWETheBump) March 24, 2021
– WWE (@WWE) March 24, 2021
Kane to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Kane is the last member of the WWE Hall of Fame in the Class of 2021. The Big Red Monster was shocked by the news of his brother, The Undertaker, during WWE’s The Bump.
The devil’s favorite demon will be enshrined in the holy hall during the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 6, broadcast exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network elsewhere.
Kane’s legendary career was intertwined with The Deadman from the beginning. Long thought to have died in a fire at his family’s funeral home, Kane emerged through hellfire and brimstone to pursue his brother in the fall of 1997, infamously breaking the Hell in a Cell door to Take on the Undertaker and start one of WWE’s most heated rivalries.
To adjust their score, The Big Red Monster and The Phenom faced off in every type of match imaginable. They fought surrounded by flames in the first Inferno Match, were locked inside Hell in a Cell, and even tried to bury themselves alive. It’s surprising that they were ever able to get along, but they did, proving to be one of the deadliest tag teams in WWE. The Brothers of Destruction wreaked havoc on WWE, capturing the World Tag Team Titles and the WCW Tag Team Titles.
Kane has also embraced the lighter side of things in WWE, as evidenced by his time as a member of Team Hell No with Daniel Bryan. The couple’s stay in anger management classes had WWE fans rolling on the floor with laughter, as did their infamous attempt to “hug” him in the middle of the ring. Warm hugs aside, the duo were also a threat in the ring, capturing 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 bound for the Hall of Fame. WWE fame.
Watch for Kane to take his place in sports entertainment history during the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 6, broadcast exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network elsewhere. The ceremony will feature the consecration 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.