WWE introduced Kane as The Undertaker “little” brother at 1997’s Badd Blood: In Your House pay-per-view. It was quite a way to start his new character in Vince McMahon’s company after failing as a Fake Diesel and an evil dentist.
While speaking to The Bump, Kane opened up about his career. He stated that the stretch of time after his debut was “awesome.” Everything fit together perfectly to not only prepare the WWE Universe for Kane, but also establish him as a monster.
“Well the six month stretch is awesome because I got to beat literally everybody! I think that was the best piece of epic storytelling WWE has ever done. Just the whole thing as far as from the introduction of Kane; from Paul Bearer talking about Kane before you ever saw him, to the storyline itself, the matches and everything. I just thought that it was just a great piece of storytelling.”
“Everything seemed to work, we had all these different pieces. One reason I called it epic storytelling was because the feud was like mythology right? You had these two large and alive characters with this huge backstory and all these different things. So, it was just awesome and what was really cool? Every night was something different. Every Monday night on RAW was ‘what can we do this week?’ And of course at that time RAW was a very edgy show, so we were pushing the boundaries of television and really of storytelling.”
Kane is currently Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. That job keeps him very busy, but he’ll always have time to talk about the good old days as the Big Red Machine.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote