Thanks to his new corporate gimmick and alliance with The Authority, Glenn “Kane” Jacobs breathed new life into his WWE career. It may have sounded like a strange idea on paper—putting Kane in a suit and having him dish out management's orders to wrestlers—but it's worked out very well so far.
But what will the wrestler be doing heading into, and at, WrestleMania XXX on April 6? And how will his new character play into it?
Further confrontations between the star and CM Punk seem likely. The two have clashed in recent weeks, culminating when a vindictive Kane announced that the “Best in the World” would be the No. 1 entrant in this week's Royal Rumble.
Kane entering the Rumble and eliminating Punk—or maybe Punk even tossing him out—doesn't seem out of the question.
And if this does in fact happen, look for the two to face off in a major singles match on Raw or, more likely, the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view next month.
A WrestleMania clash between the two seems unlikely, though. A PWInsider report (via WrestlingInc.com) suggested that Triple H vs. CM Punk is tentatively penciled in for the big event.
Kane appears to be a stepping stone for Punk on his way to the top of The Authority's ladder. (For this reason, expect Punk to emerge from any future singles match with “The Big Red Machine” victorious.)
Kane may very well play some role in the Punk-Triple H match, assuming the bookers don’t give him his own bout on the show. It’s hard to see Punk-Triple H not having 832 run-ins—and Kane will probably be one of them.
Of course, who’s to say he will even be with The Authority by April?
On Monday’s Raw, Stephanie McMahon gave Kane a tongue-lashing after he attacked Punk on SmackDown, ordering him to apologize to the former ROH star in the middle of the ring for his antics.
Kane was not pleased to say the least. It remains to be seen how well he will take orders in the future. He may outwardly act more respectable and professional, but the fierce, psychopathic monster is surely still lurking within him deep down inside.
By the time WrestleMania comes, will he have rebelled against Triple H, Stephanie and the others? Maybe he’ll turn on them on all and end up costing Hunter his match? (He may very well have Orton—who seems to bicker with the McMahons constantly—on his side too.)
It’s a bit out there, but it’s a compelling idea. Is Kane a mole? Will we find out by April?
It will be intriguing to see where WWE takes the Kane character throughout 2014. There are a few paths the bookers can take here, and all of them have potential.