WWE WrestleMania 28: 5 Reasons Kane vs. Randy Orton Would Be Perfect
This match is not confirmed at all. It could very likely not happen at all. However, the ending of Smackdown last night sure seemed to plant seeds for a Kane/Randy Orton feud.
If it indeed does lead to a match at WrestleMania next month, I am all aboard! This makes sense on so many levels, and I am looking forward to their showdown.
Here are the top five reasons these two are a match made in heaven!
5. Safety Comes First
It is no secret that Randy Orton has suffered quite a few injuries during his WWE career. It is also no secret that Kane is a well-respected veteran throughout the business.
Why do you think Kane and John Cena feuded the past few months?
Everybody trusts Kane.
He won't cause problems. He won't no-show an event. He is a loyal WWE star. His work in the ring is fine, he is "over" with the audience, and he is safe to work with.
Cena needed to be kept injury-free heading into Mania. Kane was the perfect opponent for him to work with during that period. As expected, both made it out of their feud feeling okay.
With Orton a little banged up, he needs to be kept in good hands. There are not a lot of guys in the back I would trust to work with more than Kane.
4. Orton Wants a Match with Kane
Randy Orton gave Kane an RKO to help Triple H defeat him in 2003. The end result was Kane unmasking. That story writes itself...
In a recent interview, Orton expressed interest in working with two men:
Kane and Alberto Del Rio.
With Del Rio and Christian still posing for pictures, Kane is the next big option.
Maybe these two just want to work a match with each other? Perhaps Orton asked for this match? The interview could have been done in "kayfabe" mode, but it doesn't matter.
He showed interest in a match with Kane a couple of weeks ago, and that now seems likely...
3. Viper's Time
Randy Orton was my WWE Superstar of 2011.
His year was nearly perfect, and I take my hat off to him. His 2012 campaign has started out very slowly, but it promises to be a very eventful year for the Viper.
With how he closed out 2011, it is only a matter of time before he gets back to the top of the card. A big victory over Kane will be a nice start to reclaiming his main-event status.
Nobody deserves it more than Orton.
2. KISS Method
Kane is the heel.
Randy Orton is the face.
There is no confusion, and everybody knows what is going on. I expect very little "breaking the fourth wall" during this feud, and I will enjoy it.
In my opinion, this business will forever be about the good guy vs. the bad guy. It has been that way for 50 years, and it isn't changing now.
Kane attacked Orton first (like a heel would do), and Randy should now vow revenge at WrestleMania (like a face would do). All of that follows the KISS method, and that is best for all involved.
Come April 1, an RKO will defeat Kane, and the crowd will cheer. Mission accomplished!
1. New Feud
When was the last time Kane and Randy Orton feuded?
Not their last match but their last feud with each other...
See my point?
Kane is now a heel, while Orton plays a strong face. The two have not had any conflict in ages, and this match will feel "new."
In a day and age where many fans want different and exciting things, look no further than these two. They have both been in the company for many years, with very little contact against one another.
At WrestleMania XXVIII, they should be given an opportunity to prove what they can do. I believe in their abilities and expect an excellent match!
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