Jacobs won his first match as Kane against Mankind at Survivor Series.

In weeks prior on Raw, Kane had randomly attacked other wrestlers including Ahmed Johnson, Road Warrior Hawk, The Hardy Boyz, Flash Funk, Crush and Cactus Jack/Mankind's alter ego, Dude Love.

During his time in the USWA, Jacobs (as Doomsday) held the USWA Heavyweight Championship.

The injury prompted Bearer to attempt to reunite with Undertaker after a long period of mutual hostility, using the ultimatum of revealing The Undertaker's "biggest secret".

During the cryptic interview, Bearer likened the fire that had burned his face to a fire that had occurred during The Undertaker's childhood.

He lost to Hart in a steel cage match in the main event of the October 16 episode of Raw, and finally in a tag team match against Hart and Hakushi, in which he was partnered with Lawler, on the November 6 episode of the show.

After his initial run with Hart, Jacobs's push dwindled and he was part of an unsuccessful team in an elimination match at November's Survivor Series.

Jacobs played various characters until 1997, when he was repackaged as Kane, the demonic or monstrous younger half-brother of The Undertaker, with whom Jacobs would alternatively feud or team as The Brothers of Destruction.

Following his debut, Kane remained a pivotal component of the company's Attitude Era of the late 1990s and early 2000s, defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin – the "poster boy" of the era Kane is a three-time world champion (having held the WWF Championship, ECW Championship and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once each) and a 12-time world tag team champion, having held the WWF/WWE World Tag Team Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship and WWE Tag Team Championships with various partners.

He wrestled intermittently as Unabomb through August.

Placing emphasis on Jacobs's imposing height and weight, Yankem was portrayed as a monstrous figure whom Lawler had hired for the purpose of ridding the WWF of his longtime nemesis, Bret Hart.

Undertaker claimed that Kane, a pyromaniac, was the one who started the fire and could not possibly have survived (however, this was exposed as a falsehood in October 1998 when Undertaker confessed to burning down the home, shortly prior to his 1999 gimmick as the "dark priest" of The Ministry of Darkness).