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.
http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/?p=1129 So apparently Vince has until this ceremony sometime next year to return from the grave... I guess the Hollywood Walk of Fame folks didn't get the memo and slap a parenthetical (posthumous) before his name.