The storyline between Kane and The Undertaker was one of the most iconic stories of WWE‘s Attitude Era.
WWE Hall of Famer Kane recently sat down with Scott Mitchell of PWMania to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When asked if he thought prior to his debut that this character would end up being such an iconic part of WWE history, Kane said he didn’t and was admittingly just trying to get through the night.
“No, I didn’t actually. I was just trying to get through that night,” he admitted. “That’s the case throughout most of my WWE career. I was more worried about getting from Albany to Binghamton, more than anything else. So much of it was a blur because we were busy trying to put on the best show that we could and trying to get from point A to point B and all that stuff.
“That night, I was very nervous and very apprehensive. Not only was I getting thrust into an amazing opportunity, becoming the brother of The Undertaker and it doesn’t get any bigger than that, but also it was the first Hell in a Cell match. Of course, none of us knew how big the Hell in a Cell match would become. Nevertheless, we had this iconic match between the top 2 superstars in WWE who up until that point, had never wrestled.
“There was all this stuff, and up until that point, my major thought was just don’t mess this up. Undertaker and Shawn Michaels are going to have a five-star match, and it’s going to be awesome. Then you’re going to go out there and the focus is going to shift from that amazing match to this new thing. I knew I could pull it off, but there was that little voice in the back of my head saying it was the chance of a lifetime and not to mess it up. Luckily, it all turned out well and almost 30 years later, here we are.”
When asked what it was like to work alongside The Undertaker for the majority of his career, Kane said it was amazing because The Undertaker was his favorite wrestler before getting to WWE.
“He was the guy you didn’t want to disappoint, I remember one night I felt terrible because he was hurt and still went out and did a half an hour match. He was in pain and did the best that he could. He didn’t have to, he’s The Undertaker, he’s been there for 20 years and if he wanted to phone it in, nobody would say anything.
“Then I went out there and I worked hard, but I was like man, here he is. That was the moment when I decided I would never phone it in either. If he could go out there and wrestle at a high-level hurt, then we all could. Frankly, he is an idol. To be able to work with him, that closely and develop a close relationship with him, is just something dreams are made out of.”
When asked if he had officially closed the door on having a retirement match with WWE, Kane admitted he always wants to leave that door open.
“I’ll always leave that door open. In WWE we never say never,” he said. “I don’t know what will happen. I do some stuff here and there in the WWE. That’s a part of me and it’s something I enjoy and want to do for the rest of my life. If it’s something in the ring, I don’t know. Maybe you have to ask Kane that question.”
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