Shane McMahon’s valiant conquest for retribution after the monster Kane tombstoned his mother may be the most bizarre rivalry on this list, but it would have been one of the most beneficial Hell in a Cell matches that could have ever happened.
With ten years passing since the feud, it is easy to forget how intense the battle between these two were.
At one point, Kane clamped jumper-cables to the young McMahon’s testicles and then electrocuted him through that delicate area of the body. The last man standing and ambulance matches that followed were two of the most grizzly outings after the re-branding of WWE from WWF.
The feud was concluded after the Ambulance match so Kane could take on Undertaker at WrestleMania XX, but this meant that the terrifying monster that had been rampaging about effectively stopped.
Undertaker did not come back until the event, so Kane was injected into other feuds for a short time without making any sort of definable impact.
This spoiled the match at WrestleMania, as no one believed that Kane would win since he hasn’t destroyed anyone important in months and kept running away from a sound.
Had Kane gone on to face and destroy McMahon in the cell, where the Undertaker was so impressive, then the match at WrestleMania would have been so much more intriguing. The cell shows the inner-demons of a person better than any place in the wrestling world, so Kane’s true levels of depravity could have been found there.
It could well have been enough to finally make Kane an equal to the Undertaker in fans’ eyes.
It’s worth remembering that this was a time before Undertaker’s streak was the highlighted event that it is now, so the two monsters going into their WrestleMania bout as equals would have been a really exciting match.
Not having a Hell in a Cell match between these two men was a real chance lost, as it could have made an even bigger legend out of Kane and so might have even changed the direction that the company went as a whole.