WrestleMania 28 Results: Kane Tames the Viper Randy Orton

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 1, 2012

Courtesy: blogs.thescore.com
Courtesy: blogs.thescore.com

The “Big Red Monster” is back in business. After suffering a loss against John Cena at Elimination Chamber, Kane got back on track by defeating Randy Orton at WrestleMania to prove his character's rebuild wasn't a total waste.

Kane and Orton were involved several feuds in the past, so when neither superstar had an obvious WrestleMania opponent waiting for them, they were pitted against each other.

Orton was getting the better end of things in recent weeks, as the Smackdown fan favorite continued to work his way back from a myriad of injuries. Even with the loss to Kane, it won't be long before “The Viper” finds his way back into the main event picture.

Giving the win to Kane was important to give him some momentum coming out of the year's biggest event. If he would have lost two high-profile matches in a row, his masked return would have began to look like a failure.

Now that The Rock, Undertaker, Triple H and Shawn Michaels will likely be out of the picture, at least for the time being, it's important that other superstars fill the void those veterans were filling on Raw lately. Kane should be able to take one spot.

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Beating Orton will make him a viable threat again. The creative team's best option would be allowing him to go on a dominant run against mid-carders, building him into a force before his next main event storyline. They don't want to burn him out too quickly.

The match was able to exceed low expectations and accomplish its ultimate task of giving Kane a boost, so chalk it up as a success. Now, we wait to find out what happens next with Kane.