Dinner With the King Recap w/ Kane – Working As “Christmas Creature”, Transitioning from Isacc Yankem to Kane, Decision to Run for Mayor, More!
Lawler is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Glenn Moore.
Lawler informs that he and long-term girlfriend, Lauryn McBride have decided to go their separate ways. They’d been together for nearly seven years so this is something that he’s trying to work through at the moment. He admits that Lauryn probably wouldn’t be happy with him discussing this on the podcast, so he decides not to comment further at this time.
Lawler welcomes Glenn Jacobs (Kane) to the show.
Jacobs informs that one of his first professional wrestling matches was against Lawler back in 1991 or 1992. One of Lawler’s sons was actually promoting wrestling shows at the time, and booked Jacobs on a show. Lawler’s son, Kevin had an idea for a “Christmas Creature” character and was interested in getting Jacobs to fill this role.
Jacobs decided to accept the offer and had his mother make him a costume based on Kevin Lawler’s design. It was ahead of its time in the sense that it had Christmas lights on it powered by battery packs, and featured the traditional Christmas colours of red, white and green.
Jacobs jokes that people seem to have a lot of fun taking jabs at his old gimmicks such as Christmas Creature and Isacc Yankem. Even though his first few gimmicks weren’t great, he’s proud of what he was able to accomplish once he was given the Kane character to work with.