The Monster Among Men received a helping hand from The Big Red Machine on Raw Monday night as Kane returned to WWE to aid Braun Strowman in his steel-cage match with Roman Reigns.
WWE Universe showed Kane delivering a tombstone piledriver to Reigns:
Strowman won the match after hitting Reigns with a running powerslam. With the victory, a fifth man was added to the team of Strowman, The Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro that will face The Shield at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs on Sunday. The Miz announced Kane will be the fifth member, courtesy of WWE's official Twitter account:
WWE Stats & Info provided a fun fact for Kane with his addition to the TLC card:
Bleacher Report's Kevin Berge and ProWrestling.com's Michael Killam offered differing viewpoints about the end of Raw:
While Kane is obviously a WWE legend, his inclusion in the TLC main event is a bit of a head-scratcher.
Bringing Strowman aboard made perfect sense. The Shield had already easily beaten up The Miz, Cesaro and Sheamus last week. There wouldn't have been any drama if the TLC match had been a six-man tag.
Instead, Strowman seemingly tips the scales in Team Miz's favor and makes The Shield underdogs, which isn't easy to do.
Throwing Kane into the mix feels like messing with what's already a good thing.
It's not like Kane is the kind of star whose name alone will drive fans to sign up for the WWE Network to watch TLC. He's not The Rock, Brock Lesnar or Goldberg.
Kane's last televised match was also nearly a year ago when he beat Luke Harper on the Nov. 29 edition of SmackDown Live. He has spent more time on the campaign trail running for public office in Tennessee than he has inside a wrestling ring in 2017.
While Kane will likely do little to build hype for TLC, The Shield's first match back since reuniting is enough to get fans excited for Sunday's event.