Well the WWE decided two years ago to slowly remove the monster from Kane and what they got was a beast of a man that no one was afraid of anymore. The HHH feud was the last straw and for the past few months Kane has been dead. HHH did more harm for Kane in one match then the lack of direction was able to do in 5 years. That is until a few weeks ago the WWE came up with an idea that was geared towards bringing back Kane as a monster. With the removal of his mask Kane is now totaly diffrent from when he first arrived in 97. Many on the IWC thought that it was the last time Kane would be taken serriously in the WWE. However the WWE has managed to turn a possible disaster into a success in my mind. One problem with creating a monster is having the right man to beat him. The WWE has that man on their roster, Goldberg. What should be done is have Kane destroy everything and anything in his path. At SummerSlam have him destroy RVD in under 5 minutes and just kill him after the match. Also at SummerSlam have Goldberg go over HHH cleanly in a evenly fought match. If both matches are pulled off right Kane V Goldberg, Monster V Monster could be a great feud.
The problem with having Kane destroy RVD in five minutes at Summerslam: He already did it tonight. And he threw RVD through a wall a couple weeks earlier. There's only so far you can go with that motif, y'know? I'd much rather see a match where RVD comes back with blood in his eye, throws everything he has at Kane, and has him on the ropes at points, but in the end Kane is just too strong for him. That way, RVD doesn't get totally buried but Kane continues on his reign of terror.
I think I've said this before, but the same booking that worked years ago for the Undertaker and HBK should work for Kane and RVD. They had a pretty good brawl going on tonight before the run-ins started, and I'd like to see what they could do given more time.
"I do have a degree in electrical engineering... from almost 20 years ago. Punchcard systems were just becoming obsolete, we had rotary phones in the dorms, and a modem was still a gizmo the size of a shoebox into which you squooshed the phone receiver itself. In short, we lived like animals.
The instant obsolesence is why I became a writer. The rate of punctuation in a sentence doesn't double every 18 friggin' months, and you never have some 22-year-old looming over your shoulder, shaking his head, saying "dude... you're still using adverbs...?"
Not at all HBK was playing the dickhead who kept geting away and the Undertaker was playing the badass who was seaking revenge. RVD is a face in this situation and Kane is heel. HBK was heel Undertaker was face. The booking would be way off. Besides someone on the RAW roster needs to get killed in order to create Kane and RVD is one of a few guys that will always be over due to his moveset and crowd interaction.
1996 was a lot of fun ... for the folks at Turner. WCW was the hottest show on the planet, delivering the goods regularly. There were twists, good storyline progression, and a complete overhaul of the roster.