WWE NOC 2012: A Kane Win Would Add to His Long List of WWE Tag Title Partners
Kane and Daniel Bryan—the epitome of a "Strange Bedfellows" tag team. It isn't by choice. Instead, they have formed an alliance due to them both being involved in Anger Management sessions.
Brilliant idea by the WWE writing staff.
This is one of the most comedic angles in quite some time. Who would have thought it would become one of the most anticipated segments on Raw? Well, it has indeed been a success.
Oddly, they became No.1 contenders on this past edition of Raw by unconventionally defeating the Prime Time Playas, Darren Young and Titus O'Neil.
Although Kane isn't necessarily known as the consummate tag team wrestler, a surprising win at this Sunday's Night of Champions PPV would make Daniel Bryan his seventh tag team title partner since his 1997 debut.
Here are the other co-holders of Kane's tag team title reigns.
Kane made his heavily anticipated debut at Bad Blood in 1997, attacking his "brother," the Undertaker.
Kane became a dominant figure in the WWE, randomly attacking wrestlers shortly after his debut.
Kane won his first tag team championship, teaming with fellow Paul Bearer-managed Mankind. After losing the title to Steve Austin and the Undertaker, they would quickly regain it during a four corners tag match on an episode of Raw.
After Kane was virtually forced to join the Corporation after an intense feud with the Undertaker, he was later betrayed by the group and kicked out.
X-Pac then decided to form a tag team with Kane, and they eventually became tag champions on two occasions.
Although this was a relatively strange pairing, they became one of the most popular babyface teams of the late 1990s era.
After years of intense feuding, Undertaker and Kane decided to reconcile their differences and form a tag team called the Brothers of Destruction.
The two were a very fitting tag team, and won the tag team championship on two occasions. On one of those reigns, they also unified the WCW tag team championship, defeating Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon in a steel cage match at the 2001 SummerSlam.
This is probably Kane's strangest tag team championship pairing.
There really wasn't much of an explanation to this tandem. The Hurricane got drafted to Raw, formed a team with Kane, won the tag team titles from Lance Storm and Christian, and held the titles for a short time.
Kane did valiantly defend the titles alone—after Hurricane was attacked backstage prior to the match—on an episode of Raw in a four-team TLC match, defeating RVD/Hardy, Spike Dudley/Bubba Ray Dudley and Chris Jericho/Christian.
Kane and RVD formed a tag team beginning in the latter part of 2002. The team eventually defeated champions Chief Morley (Val Venis)/Lance Storm and the Dudley Boyz in a three-way elimination tag match to win the titles.
They would go on to lose the titles to La Resistance, and the team broke up shortly after when Kane turned on RVD after he was forced to unmask due to losing to Triple H on an episode of Raw.
Big Show (2005, 2011)
R.I.P Lance Cade
In 2005—at the Taboo Tuesday PPV—Shawn Michaels, Kane and Big Show were the three choices to compete for John Cena's WWE Championship in a triple threat match including Kurt Angle. The remaining two would compete for the World Tag Team Championship against champions Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch.
Shawn Michaels was chosen to be in the triple threat match, leaving Kane and Big Show as tag team partners. The duo would win their respective match and become tag champions.
They would also win the WWE Tag Team Championship in 2011, defeating Corre members Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater.
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