Edge holding Paul Bearer "hostage," photo copyright to WWE.com
I had this one in mind several days ago, but after this past Friday's SmackDown, the Paul Bearer factor becomes even more relevant to what will play out at Survivor Series.
Kane has never had the love of his estranged father until very recently, as Paul has, up until now, always sided with the Undertaker. But now that's he gotten it, he doesn't want to lose it, as was evidenced on SmackDown. The champion's reaction to Edge wheeling the man gagged and bound in a wheelchair, as the challenger teased and taunted him the entire time, speaks volumes.
Perhaps his father will be weighing a lot more heavily on his mind next Sunday, and the title won't even matter as much to him, which will give Edge a definite advantage.