I'm sure they were just doing it to test the reactions of the crowds at house shows. If their longterm plan is to continue to put Kane out there looking like this, I really don't see how this helps him at all.
I guess he no longer looks like Larry, now he looks like Curly.
"If you're asking if I would ever date a wrestler, certainly I would. However it wouldn't be good business for me to get romantically involved with anyone in any aspect of our business." -Stephanie McMahon (Off the Record, June 3rd, 1999)
Who cares? Logic has never been the WWE's strong point. All I know is that if they turned him face and had him squash HHH in a title match, no one would care at all if he had hair, no hair, a mohawk, scars no eyes or whatever.
Give him a decent storyline. The rest will work itself out.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoFuck the mask goddamnit. It's the hair, the motherfucking HAIR that they butchered for this angle that saddens me. Doesn't anyone respect the time and effort hair like that takes?
How much effort does it take to not get a haircut?
Ask Nash and HHH - you gotta use the right contitioner, man! *ba-da-dum*
From the house show pics that have been posted, I think he looks like a Jesse Ventura clone. Last week, I thought he looked like a Road Warrior cast off. I don't think they should have cut his hair off for last week's show, but I like the bald look better than the Muppet hair style.
I could care less about the hair, but they really ought to put the mask back on.
Unlike most, I didn't really give a shit about the questionable makeup job last week. If that's the WWE answer to "horribly scarred," that's fine with me, because it makes sense storyline-wise, especially with JR overselling it like a motherfucker.
The mask, however, is Kane's trademark. Taking his mask off ruins his look and makes him just another big bald guy. It's kind of like giving Austin a Kevin Nash mid-nineties hairstyle and shaving his beard. It kills the most recognizable part of the character, the bit that makes him an individual, who you recognize at a glance and mark out for.
I think despite the holiday RAW will do OK next week due to the KANE cliffhanger. They will probably build the following weeks show up to be huge. Maybe the physical return of KANE after a week of speculation. RAW is on the way up.