this KANE thing not only has pumped up the fun and ratings of RAW but now some of the people in my office have begun discussing the latest in the KANE saga. During the heyday of the Attitude era there was always the tuesday office talk at my collection agency office about the previous nights RAW. today I was surprised everyone wanted to talk about KANE. And everyone was having a great time laughing about it. They all were truly entertained. And that is a good thing. Even some of the women who say they hate wrestling admiotted they have enjoyed the last two episodes. I was shocked. Maybe KANE is the next big thing!
I work with kids, and the couple who watch wrestling have joined me in admitting Kane is kind of a dummy. Whenever we reference Kane, we always end up using the line "Quit makin' funna me!" I think it's from some Adam Sandler movie, "The Waterboy" maybe? Admittedly though, I thought Linda getting the tombstone was really cool and can hopefully give Kane's new direction a much-needed jump start.
I can see it causing a little buzz, but nothing close to Vince/Austin. I don't think anything they do will really bring back the huge audiences. They just have to wait for it to be seen as cool again amongst the high school/college age crowd. It'll happen eventually.
With that being said, yes I am totally digging the Kane storyline. I don't remember when I was this pumped to watch Raw each and every week. I mean, I watch every episode no matter what, but sometimes I felt like I'm doing it 'cause I have to, or because it's some bad habit. Now on Monday afternoons I get that old feeling of, "Raw's on tonight- cool!"
Oh, and *my* favorite part of the new Kane so far? for some reason I really like how when he entered the ring on Monday night he kept the towel on, and then whipped it to the ground and then ignited the ringposts immediately all in one motion. I hope they keep that little touch. I thought it looked pretty bad ass.
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Originally posted by EradicatorOh, and *my* favorite part of the new Kane so far? for some reason I really like how when he entered the ring on Monday night he kept the towel on, and then whipped it to the ground and then ignited the ringposts immediately all in one motion. I hope they keep that little touch. I thought it looked pretty bad ass.
Agreed...the entire violent maniac direction they're going with him is working very well, IMO. Nathan Jones must be crying in his self-pumped breast milk that they've given his gimmick away to someone that can not only pull it off as well but can actually move in the ring.
Not necessarily...when Vince lost the "end of an era" match in the summer of '99 he returned to confront HHH for attacking Linda. This was only a couple of months removed from a year and a half run as the biggest heel in wrestling in his feud with Austin, yet he was treated as a babyface instantly.
A similar thing happened in 2001 with the Invasion, in that Vince was turned into a face almost immediately. Vince is like just about any other big heel...the fans just want a reason to cheer him. If Vince shows up, stands up to Kane, and plays a face, he will be a face right away.
This will probably be a moot point, however, as the word making the rounds is that it will be Shane who comes to stick up for mom.
This week the entire aura surrounding Kane this week was very cool.
Him coming out like a dangerous monster with cops having him under locks and chains, it give an uneasy feeling, they haven't done something like that since Mankind when he first debuted... Also like the touch of him throwing the towel on the floor and the posts exploding in one motion
cause there's limits to our liberties. 'Least I hope and pray that there are, cause those liberal freaks go too far.
I'll crush all opposition to me And I'll make Ted Kennedy pay If he fights back, I'll say that he's gay
IMO, Kane has been one of many things going well on Raw. Austin/Bischoff has been golden (save the redneck challenge :(.) Jericho has been solid on a consistent basis, Evolution is a bit more interesting every week with HHH going back to cockiness, and we have a babyface IC Champ people can actually cheer for in Booker T (now he just needs a feud).
Also, keep in mind that half of the WWE programming is still contracted to Viacom/UPN. Spike TV said they didn't want to air WWE programming anymore. There's not a lot of networks that have the space open for WWE programming.