10 Games You Forgot Kane Was In
Kane eventually joined the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021, and his wrestling career has been outstanding. The Big Red Machine is The Undertaker’s younger brother, and their feud is one of the best storytelling stories in WWE history. Although Kane has won virtually every major championship, his commitment and reliability speaks to his professionalism with WWE.
The Big Red Machine has wrestled in several gimmick matches throughout its career. Inferno’s inaugural match against The Undertaker and his brutal ECW Championship victory against Chavo Guerrero at Wrestle Mania 24 are some of his most memorable matches. Kane has appeared in over 1,000 matches throughout his WWE career, and it’s understandable that some of his matches go unremembered.
ten Kane Vs. Rey Mysterio – No Mercy 2008
Kane and Rey Mysterio have wrestled several times during their careers, and the former world champions have faced each other at Without mercy 2008 when both were members of Raw. The Big Red Machine works well with smaller wrestlers, and they had a competitive match here.
There was a stipulation that Mysterio had to unmask if he lost to Kane. Mysterio did everything in his power to make sure he wouldn’t be exposed. In the end, the devil’s favorite demon hit Mysterio with a steel chair and he got himself disqualified.
9 Kane Vs. Big Show – Fully Loaded 1999
Kane and Big Show’s paths would cross regularly throughout their storied careers, so it’s no surprise that some of their matches were overlooked. To fully charged 1999, Kane and Show faced off with Hardcore Holly as the special guest referee.
It was a tough match as expected, and the pendulum swung back and forth. Hardcore Holly had her say in the outcome of the match by attacking Kane. Show took advantage and he chokeslammed Kane away.
8 Kane Vs. King Booker – No Way Out 2007
Kane and King Booker are two wrestling veterans, and the pair faced off at No Exit 2007. This game is never talked about, and it was a quality game that was entertaining to watch.
The Big Red Machine dominated proceedings, but the five-time WCW champion wasn’t going to go down without a fight. Booker was going to end the match with the Scissors Kick, but Kane countered him and defeated Booker with the Chokeslam.
seven Kane Vs. Randy Orton – Extreme Rules 2012
Extreme Rules 2012 is fondly remembered for Brock Lesnar’s first WWE match in eight years against John Cena. An unforgettable match on the card featured two former world champions Kane and Randy Orton battling in a Falls Count Anywhere match in the opening match of the night.
Weapons were involved and the duo used the stipulation as they fought through the crowd and backstage. The match was physical, and the Viper avenged his WrestleMania loss to Kane by knocking him out with his patented RKO.
6 Kane vs. Road Dogg – SmackDown (1/6/00)
DX made Kane’s life a misery, but in an interesting twist, WWE Champion Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley put Road Dogg in a match with Kane on the first episode of Smack down in January 2000. Before the bell rang, Kane and Dogg fought on the outside.
The Big Red Machine dominated the match as expected, but Road Dogg had some offense. However, Kane’s chokeslam would have been enough to win, but he followed up with a Tombstone to seal the win.
5 Kane Vs. Trial – No Mercy 2001
The rivalry between WWE and The Alliance was coming to an end, but Without mercy 2001, Kane and Test collided in an underrated match. The Big Red Machine set the tempo for the game, and he was in control from the start. Kane and Test continued their battle outside the ring
The test showed the effects of the match as he bled from his mouth. Kane’s chokeslam nearly guaranteed the win, but Test was kicked out. A chair was introduced and Kane threw the chair in Test’s face. Kane attempted to chokeslam but was unsuccessful with Test triumphing with a Big Boot.
4 Kane Vs. Ryback – TLC 2014
Chairs matches in WWE have been hit and miss, Kane and Ryback were involved in a forgettable chairs match at CCM 2014. The match was slow and methodical with fans barely interested in what they were witnessing.
Their fight was incredibly boring and both men successfully hit each other with chairs. In the end, Ryback prevailed with Shell Shock.
3 Kane and Big Show Vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch – Taboo Tuesday 2005
Kane and Big Show would have preferred to join the triple threat match for the WWE Championship at taboo tuesday 2005, but there was small consolation as they challenged Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch for the World Tag Team Championship. There was a feeling of inevitability with the outcome of the match, but Cade and Murdoch held their ground here.
It wasn’t a bad match, and it was good to see Kane and Show on the same page. It was a successful night for Kane and Show as they won the World Tag Team Championships.
2 Kane Vs. Bull Buchanan – Uprising 2000
Kane was reunited with his father Paul Bearer in early 2000, and Bearer was in Kane’s corner during Kane’s match with Bull Buchanan at Insurrection. This match took place across the pond in London, England, and the match didn’t last long.
Buchanan was in cruise control of the proceedings, and he connected with a scissor kick and a drop leg on Kane, but it wasn’t enough to hold him off. Kane caught Buchanan in the air with a chokeslam for the win.
1 Kane Vs. Dean Ambrose – Refund 2013
The United States Championship is a championship that Kane’s chimney misses. He challenged Dean Ambrose of The Shield for gold at Repayment 2013. Kane had the size and strength advantage, but Ambrose packs a punch.
This match is forgotten and Ambrose countered Kane’s chokeslam. Ambrose connected with Dirty Deeds on the floor outside the ring, and he retained his championship by countout.