Daniel Bryan couldn't wait for Kane to enter the ring. He charged at The Devil's Favorite Demon, and the two brawled on the entrance ramp.
Kane went to the weapons early, striking Bryan's spine with a kendo stick.
The champ fought back with a running dropkick, but the masked man went back to his destructive ways. He dropped Bryan on the barricade and wedged a steel chair into the corner. Bryan managed to use that weapon himself, tripping Kane right into it.
Bryan tore apart both announce tables, smacking Kane with pieces of them. The big man then tried to chokeslam him through the table but suffered a tornado DDT instead.
The monster kept rising, though.
The two moved their fight to the backstage area and the parking lot, Kane cracking Bryan's body against everything solid. Bryan fought back with a snow shovel.
He ran toward Kane, who sent him crashing onto the hood of a car. The Big Red Machine broke car windows as he threw objects and fists Bryan's way.
Bryan avoided him, striking back with a tire iron.
The bearded warrior lifted his enemy onto a forklift and drove back toward the ring. He raised it and dropped Kane into the center of the ring. From the top of the forklift, Bryan leaped at Kane with a diving headbutt, but only got a two-count.
Kane turned a flying knee into a chokeslam, but Bryan kicked out.
A DDT onto a chair, a barrage of chair shots and the Yes! lock with a kendo stick didn't do Kane in. He had enough strength left to chokeslam Bryan through a table. The monster then set another table on fire.
He tried to finish Bryan in those flames, but the champ sent Kane through them instead. A flying knee capped it all off.
Bryan wins via pinfall.
Memorable Moments and Quotes
Kane hits a sidewalk slam on Bryan into a chair.
Bryan hits Kane with a kendo stick as the crowd chants "Yes!"
Kane sends Bryan into the Extreme Rules set, causing the lights to go out.
Bryan narrowly dodges a flying piece of metal aimed at his head.
Bryan flies from the forklift.
"He's wants to annihilate the movement of the masses."—Michael Cole on Kane.
Kane's table-breaking chokeslam.
"The demon's burning in hell."—Michael Cole on Kane.
WWE saved much of is extremeness for the event's final act. In a throwback to WWE's more violent days, Kane and Bryan used fire, cars and a forklift to emphasis these two men's hatred.
It was uncomfortable to watch at times.
The car crash of a match kept pushing the boundaries of acceptable violence, and both opponents' animosity for each other rose throughout the night.
Despite the loss, this is the most powerful Kane has looked in years. Bryan charges ahead, having made this a memorable challenge and looking a lot like the angry version of himself who was trying to prove he wasn't Team Hell No's weak link last year.
Bryan can move onto bigger opponents, buoyed by momentum.