Instead of screaming THAT'S GOTTA BE KANE during his entrance, we can now say BRING OUT THE GIMP.
Just kidding. I really like the new look. He looks leaner and faster, which is more intimidating than a big slow guy, to me. That's one of the reasons I liked the old HHH: he didn't look like a roid freak and as a result, could really cruise.
"Oh, i'll never understand this emptiness...but I'll never really try and understand, I guess." - Whiskeytown, Sit and Listen to the Rain
This Kane rules. His winning "The Weakest Link" brought out self-confidence in Glen that he didn't have before. He is a very good and agile athlete, like Undertaker was before him. Hogan and Rock set him up nicely for his awesome promo made just before his injury. Taskmastering is always a very good gimmick.
"Business has just picked up" says JR. Then right on cue, Molly enters the arena! Never was JR any better in introducing someone. --Raw 7/15
Kane's free mouth mask has been in existence for a while now. He just hasn't worn it until now. I've seen it in Kane related promotional things here and there. I thought it was just a logo. It can be seen in one of those "Now Loading" pics in WWF Smackdown! 2. Also, I could have sworn I saw the "Big Freakin' Machine" shirt in one of those WWF Shopzone catalogs they mailed out months ago.
Those who wish to attribute RAW's ratings decline to the US war in Iraq may wish to consider the following article from Reuters: TV's War News Coverage Outdrawn by Comedy Repeats (story.news.yahoo.com)