The Wyatt Family made their debut last night and the brutality was clear from the off.
They came, they saw and they quickly conquered Kane, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper viciously assaulting the Big Red Machine as Bray Wyatt watched on.
The impact of this move will become clear in the coming weeks, but what will the effect be on the All-Stars Money in the Bank match this Sunday at the PPV?
An update on his condition from WWE.com said:
"Following the ambush, Kane is now doubtful to compete in the Money in the Bank All-Stars Ladder Match, sources told WWE.com Tuesday afternoon."
“Due to the head and neck trauma suffered by Kane, we precautiously immobilized his cervical spine with a cervical collar. He’s been transported to a local trauma facility and is currently undergoing further evaluation.”
The short term repercussions of this look simple: Kane is unlikely to compete on Sunday.
If we assume this information is to be taken on face value (a dangerous trait with this product, I grant you) then what is WWE's next move? You would expect a replacement, maybe a big name for new Raw General Manager Brad Maddox to announce the night of the PPV.
This is all mere speculation, just something to get the mind going, but it is the kind of thing WWE does.
With a title like All-Stars, who could be considered to take the spot left by Kane?