After his debut, Kane became a cornerstone for the company during the Attitude Era in the late 1990s and early 2000s, defeating a King of the Ring Stone Cold Steve Austin (described as the face of the federation of that period) for the WWF Championship in its first pay-per-view main event.
In 2015, WWE executive director Triple H called Kane "the constant" for his "consistently great performance in the ring" Ric Flair called him the "best in the world" He is also the wrestler with the highest number of pay-per-view participations in the history of the federation (175; record shared with The Undertaker).
With the character of Kane, he has won nineteen titles, including three world titles, having held the WWF Championship, the ECW Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship. He is also a twelve-time duo champion, having held the World Tag Team Championship nine times, once the WCW Tag Team Championship, and twice the WWE Tag Team Championship with multiple companions.
Among other titles, he has also won the Hardcore Championship once, the Intercontinental Championship twice and the 24/7 Championship once. He was also the winner of the Money in the Bank in the 2010 edition. With the ring names Unabomb and Doomsday he won the SMW Tag Team Championship (with Al Snow) and the USWA Heavyweight Championship.
Kane made his WWE debut at Badd Blood 1997 when he interfered in Taker's Hell in a Cell match vs. Shawn Michaels. Kane then attacked The Undertaker and delivered his own Tombstone to Taker, which many fans note was a "snap Tombstone."
The Brothers of Destruction joined Notsam Wrestling to talk about that moment along with other highlights from their illustrious careers.
Kane on The Undertaker's Tombstone
"I just looked at it as it meant in the moment.
Here's this tormented little brother that may or may not have gotten burned up in the funeral home, and I may or may not have been responsible for that," said The Undertaker. "So he's got all of this built up inside of him for all these years.
He wasn't going to take the time to savor. It was like, 'This is what you get.' That's always been my take on it. We've actually-- I don't think we've ever even discussed it." Kane then gave his opinion on the snap Tombstone and was asked if they had ever previously discussed it.
"Not really. In the weeks leading to that debut, I had gone up to Stamford and put on the entire outfit and worked out a little bit, because part of the character was taking moves from The Undertaker, emulating moves from The Undertaker," said Kane.
"I had to practice doing the sit-up and making it look right, and some of the other moves that Undertaker did. I never really thought about the speed of the tombstone. My two concerns were making sure that, first of all, it was safe for the person taking it.
Second of all, it looked good. So it wasn't in my mind thinking I'm going to do that at a certain speed. I was like, 'Okay, I think we are ready to go' and from there, bam!"