31 Faces of Fear: Kane

For the month of October, we are going to run through some of our favorite wrestlers that inspire fear in their competitors and fans alike.

Kane has been terrifying audiences for the last 20 years.  At an In Your House PPV in 1997, The Undertaker threw a fireball at his longtime manager Paul Bearer for attempting to assist Mankind to defeat him.  Paul disappeared for several weeks.  Upon his return, his face was bandaged and burned. Desperate to reunite with The Undertaker, Bearer threatened to reveal a secret related to a fire from Taker’s childhood.  Despite the threats, Undertaker stay silent.

Bearer had enough, he revealed that Undertaker’s half brother Kane was coming to challenge him.  The brother that Undertaker tried to burn in that childhood fire.

Kane was mute…but he eventually talked.  Kane wore a mask because he was horribly disfigured.  Turns out, he was just mentally disfigured.  His backstory changed over time but he still remained somehow consistent, much like the Undertaker himself.  Even when Kane dipped into comedy, he was still that demonic figure that could snap at any moment.

On paper, he seems like a cartoon.  Glenn Jacobs 20 year portrayal of Kane is stuff of legend.  Who knows if we will ever see him don that mask once again.

There’s also this great Top 10 Demonic Moments: