You know, being psyched about Kane's return, I went to read about his success in the WWE on Wikipedia. When I was done reading it, I was really surprised to see just how successful he's been given a big memory I have of him is how quickly he lost the title to Steve Austin in the 1990's.
But I have a new perspective after reading this.
Jacobs has accumulated 17 championship accolades during his WWE career. He is a three-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship once, the ECW Championship once, and the World Heavyweight Championship once (tied for third longest reign in history, record who also belongs Chris Benoit) making him the first of two people ever to hold all three WWE world titles, before CM Punk. He is also a two-time WWF/E Intercontinental Champion, a one-time WWF Hardcore Champion, and a twelve-time Tag Team Champion; winning the WWE Tag Team Championship (once with The Big Show), the WCW World Tag Team Championship once (with The Undertaker), and the World Tag Team Champion nine times (twice with Mankind, X-Pac, and The Undertaker; and once with The Hurricane, Rob Van Dam, and The Big Show). Jacobs is the third Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. In addition to championships, he is a one-time Money in the Bank winner, also he has become the quickest man to cash in the briefcase. Kane currently holds several records in the Royal Rumble match, including: most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble with 11, most Royal Rumble match appearances with 15, most consecutive appearances in the match with 13 from 1999 to 2011, and the quickest elimination of another competitor at 1.8 seconds.
The guy has EASILY had a Hall Of Fame career within the WWE and may go down as one of the most underrated Superstars in history. He has many of the titles and accolades that you see with HBK, HHH, The Rock etc, yet he's never spoken in the same breath as them. I hope with this return, people may appreciate how special his career has really been.