Originally posted by SKLOKAZOID Then, how come JR himself was freaking out about how hideously scarred Kane was when he unmasked a few weeks back? He certainly had no reason to lie. Kane couldn't hear him. We were the audience that Jim Ross was talking to.
Seriously, I'd love to see Undertaker behind all of Kane's misery. Kane realizes what's happened and confronts Undertaker about it (on Raw or Smackdown! - whichever one needs the ratings boost). Undertaker's reply? Even as a child, he saw that Kane was better than he was - more handsome, better-liked, even better in their basement wrestling matches at the mortuary. Worse, he saw that Kane had replaced him in their parents' hearts, and he couldn't stand it. He set the fire to kill them all and be free - but Kane didn't die. Undertaker then realized (with Paul Bearer's help) that he could do better than Kane by handicapping him psychologically, so that he couldn't will himself to the higher place that he could have earned. Thus - the whole "scarred" farce, with willing, well-paid assistants to help reinforce the lie (Bearer, X-Pac, etc.). As Kane struggled with his inner demons, Undertaker was taking up the spotlight - and laughing at what he'd done to his brother.
"And I'd do it again."
This sets the stage for a number of increasingly brutal matches, with the Brothers Grim beating each other bloody. The PPV match to render a final answer (perhaps at Vengeance): The Hellfire Match, using the ring of flames from the "set your opponent on fire" PPV match. "Loser DIES IN FLAMES!" During the match, one slams the other hard into the turnbuckle, breaking the ring...and, inadvertently, the Ring O'Far, setting the ring itself on fire. As the ring becomes obscured with smoke and fire, Undertaker & Kane continue to battle (until they duck through a ring trapdoor). Suddenly, a tremendous explosion occurs - and the ring is obliterated, reduced to ashes.
Both retire: neither is ever seen again. Undertaker retires: Kane emerges from the ashes. Kane retires: I'd rather not see that.
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Originally posted by odessasteps I assumed it was a Dr. Doom thing.
Byrne did a story where Doom's scar was not horrifying terrible, but he blew it completely out of whack in his head.
Of course, he then went and put that hot iron mask on his face, making the point moot.
Slightly off-topic: Read the recent Fantastic Four arc "Unthinkable". It's got an awesome parallel.
As for X-Pac, Paul Bearer, Undertaker & Tori all knowing about the scars...remember that Kane wanted to believe he was scarred and at one time or another all four of the "witnesses" were heelishly controlling Kane. They could've just used Kane's insecurities to control him.
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This unmasked thing is killing his gimmick, I mean the WWE already put his gimmick in danger when they had him talk w/out the voice box. Now they unmask him because HHH just does'nt wanna job. Without the mask, KANE is just... Isaac Yankem. And wat R wit da scars? When they 1st unmasked him his face were covered with dem. Now he looks like any old 6'9 sized wrestler with a black eye. Wats next is he going to wrestle shirtless and come out to Shawn Michaels music? At least I hear Percy Pring... uh Paul Bearer coming back Hmm.
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