Originally Posted by Viking Hall
Here's another question then, if Glen Jacobs hadn't taken the role of Kane for whatever reason who else around at that time would have been able to go under the mask and would they have played it to the perfection that Jacobs did?
I don't really mean to take anything away from Jacobs, but when it comes to the initial incarnation of Kane, there wasn't much to it; all he had to do was maul people. He had terrific body language, but since he was creating the character, he had a blank slate to work from. Paul Bearer really did all the work. Between him and the character itself, Kane would've gotten over no matter who played him, but as big men go Jacobs was surely the best worker they could've gotten to play the part at that time.