‘The Big Red Machine’ Kane has spoken out about his favourite match with his storyline brother, The Undertaker.
The Undertaker and Kane is a storyline that has spanned twenty three years. From best friends to bitter enemies, both men have defined the other’s career and it’s hard to imagine one without the other.
Kane first re-introduced himself to ‘The Deadman’ at In Your House: Badd Blood on October 5, 1997, tearing the Hell in the Cell door from its hinges and dropping his brother with a devilish Tombstone Piledriver. The act allowed Shawn Michaels to pin ‘Taker and advance to Survivor Series to battle Bret Hart for the WWF Championship.
Since then, the twosome have done battle in every type of match possible and on stages ranging from WrestleMania to SummerSlam to Hell in a Cell and aligned as the popular Brothers of Destruction.
Now, the monster made mayor has spoken to TV Insider about his favourite clash/clashes with The Undertaker and how his character was perceived as just another in a long line of monsters that ‘The Man From the Darkside’ was lumbered with during his illustrious career:
On his favourite bout(s) with his faux sibling, Kane had this to say:
“The two are the first WrestleMania match [WrestleMania XIV] and Inferno match [at Unforgiven 1998]. The WrestleMania 14 match was special because it was my first WrestleMania. To be there against The Undertaker in that spot as the culmination of this storyline was a dream come true.”
Believing that his deal under the mask was a one-and-done deal, the mayor spoke about how he was looked upon as just another giant in ‘Taker’s career, standing alongside the likes of Giant Gonzalez and Kamala:
“Fast forward to the next month and it’s the Inferno match. I think a lot of people thought the WrestleMania match would be the end as far as Kane was concerned and if I would be around for a while, I’d probably be dropped down the card. We then have this even bigger spectacle at the next pay-per-view in the Inferno match. It was the first time anything like this had been done in WWE. I actually thought it was one of our best matches from a technical standpoint. I would pick the Inferno match as a fan, but for me emotionally, the WrestleMania match was my favorite.”
Glen Jacobs and Mark Calaway had history prior to In Your House: Badd Blood, when they first met on a Smokey Mountain Wrestling: Superbowl of Wrestling on August 4, 1995. The pair would meet in a WWF ring when Jacobs transitioned to Isaac Yankem DDS.
The Undertaker will take his final bow at WWE Survivor Series on November 22.
Credit for the interview: TV Insider
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.