The Brothers Of Destruction documentary on the WWE was certainly an eye opener.
It was the first time Kane and The Undertaker sat down to discuss their careers and relationship in the public eye.
In a recent interview with TV Insider, Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs was asked if he had a favourite match with ‘The Dead Man’.
The two are the first WrestleMania match and Inferno match [at Unforgiven]. The WrestleMania 14 match was special because it was my first WrestleMania. To be there against The Undertaker in that spot as the culmination of this storyline was a dream come true.
Fast forward to the next month and it’s the Inferno match. I think a lot of people thought the WrestleMania match would be the end as far as Kane was concerned. And if I would be around for a while, I’d probably be dropped down the card. We then have this even bigger spectacle at the next pay-per-view in the Inferno match. The first time anything like this had been done in WWE. I actually thought it was one of our best matches from a technical standpoint.
I would pick the Inferno match as a fan, but for me emotionally, the WrestleMania match was my favourite.
With The Final Farewell coming up at Survivor Series this Sunday, Kane was also asked to reminisce about The Last Ride series.
He was asked how he reacted to the news that The Undertaker was retiring.
It’s shocking in a way, but nevertheless as long as Mark is happy. That’s what I think is important. I’ve had conversations with him over the years. He once told he would go as long as he felt he could not disappoint people.
When people would come to a show and watch The Undertaker and feel that was The Undertaker. If he got to a point where physically he wasn’t able to do it, that is when he would have to hang it up. He has had some issues like we all have with injuries as you get older. He is at this point now.
The fact he still had a great match this year with AJ Styles in that Boneyard match at WrestleMania. He wants to go out on top and doesn’t want to diminish the mystique of The Undertaker in that manner. I think he made a good decision. Although it is bittersweet.
However, when it comes to his own career it seems like there may be a tinge of jealousy from ‘The Big Red Machine’.
While he knows most don’t go out on their own terms, he doesn’t feel he’ll get a “big last sendoff”.
Very rarely do people in WWE get to go out on their own terms. It just happens. Whether it’s an injury or a creative falling out. The way he is going out doesn’t happen very often. So it’s wonderful to see someone like Undertaker have that. I’ve never had that big last sendoff. Don’t know if I will, and that’s okay. It is what it is. Truly, if I were thinking of a storybook ending of a WWE career, I think Mark was able to do that, and I’m really happy about that.