Kane, the Devil’s Favorite Demon, always finds his way into the WWE Title picture.
Kane fought Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules in a losing effort, but he still stood tall with rising flames surrounding the arena. The monster still stands chasing Bryan and that WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
However, Kane’s journey to this point must have fans asking questions.
Though his corporate persona went nowhere, it’s great seeing him don the mask again, especially since it has created a nice change of pace in developing Kane’s character. Had the storyline been done right, it might have given him new life. Unfortunately, it ended as quickly as his six-man match with the New Age Outlaws against The Shield at WrestleMania 30.
So the decision was made. Kane put the mask back on and wreaked havoc on his former tag team partner in Bryan. All the drama for the world title, evidently Kane wants one last run. That’s what we could be witnessing.
Kane’s latest push should be his last within the WWE title picture.
The Devil’s Favorite Demon is not a spring chicken, debuting on October 5, 1997 at Badd Blood: In Your House. He’s had plenty of final runs as a heavyweight champion, including his last reign as world champion in 2009, a title he held for seven months. Quite an adequate run for a last ride as champion.
Why come back then? There’s no point for the 47-year-old wrestler to return to the limelight, unless there is a legitimate reason.
Maybe that reason was to finish the rivalry between him and Daniel Bryan, two former tag team partners now at odds for the main event. It’s a great story that should be told. Yet, the story being told to drive these two against each other is the soap opera in Kane stalking Bryan and Brie Bella.
Kane returned as a monster to regain the WWE title. But age and recycled storylines aren’t making his journey better.
Maybe this is Kane’s last hurrah. Maybe Kane disappears after this feud to finally rest the mask once and for all. That might be best, as there are plenty of superstars waiting in the wings to vie for Bryan’s WWE title. Up-and-comers like Bray Wyatt and Cesaro, and former champions in Seamus and Randy Orton, are just waiting in line for the chance to become champion.
Kane’s latest push should be his last within the WWE title picture. Kane’s had a great run, but, frankly, it’s time for the Devil’s Favorite Demon to remove the mask and walk off into the sunset.
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