Mark William Calaway Age 49
AKA The Undertaker
March 24, 1965
Born: Houston, TX
Resides: Austin, TX
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 229 lbs
Undertaker's Theme Song
Glenn Thomas Jacobs
April 26, 1967 Age: 47
Born: Torrejon De Ardoz, Madrid
Resides: Jefferson City, TN
Height: 7' 0"
Weight: 323 lbs
Kane's Theme Song
Kane vs. The Undertaker
The Gateway to Hell
These two monsters are Kane and The Undertaker. Both are vicious. Both are aggressive. Both are dangerous. Yet, their story began long before Badd Blood 1997. It began long before that infamous Hell in A Cell match.
Kane and The Undertaker were both children. They were brothers. Happy brothers. Normal brothers. Their parents ran a funeral parlor, and Paul Bearer was employed at that business.
It was a normal day at their home, except for the fact that both Kane and Taker were playing with matches and dangerous chemicals. Their father punished them for doing that, explaining why it was dangerous.
It was then just days later that Paul Bearer woke the Undertaker in the middle of the night. Bearer brought a young Taker to the neighboring funeral home, and he forced the Undertaker to look at his dead mother. Taker’s mother was the greatest person in his life, and Bearer had forced him to look at her charred body.
It was a day that changed the Undertaker. It turned him to the dark side. It forced him to begin taking power from the dead. It was the moment that turned a harmless child into the Undertaker.
Paul Bearer, however, twisted the story. Bearer said that it was indeed the Undertaker who burned the house down. He said that it was the Undertaker who murdered his parents. Bearer even said that Taker’s younger brother, Kane, was still alive. He said that Kane was badly burnt, but still living.
And Kane was coming for the Undertaker. Kane was coming for retribution.
The Undertaker’s look was one of absolute shock, terror even. The Undertaker was looking into the eyes of his brother. The brother that the Undertaker thought had been dead his entire life.
Kane would then pick Taker up, and hit him with his own move: the Tombstone Piledriver. Kane would then leave the ring with Paul Bearer, as a bloody Shawn Michaels would pick up the pieces and win the match.
Though for Kane and Paul Bearer, this wasn’t about costing the Undertaker a match.
This was about them announcing Kane’s existence to the Undertaker. Both Kane and Paul Bearer were looking for revenge on Taker, and Kane’s debut at Badd Blood was just the beginning of the hell that Kane and Bearer wanted the deadman to go through.
Following Badd Blood, Kane and Bearer began their plan. It was a horrific plan. A plan to terrorize the man that Bearer used to respect. A plan to destroy Kane’s own flesh and blood.
And that was the worst part of this for the Undertaker. The Undertaker is a respectable, good human being. He may be intimidating, but he is a good person nonetheless. And for the Undertaker, fighting his own brother was out of the question. Taker simply couldn’t stomach the idea of actually fighting his very own flesh and blood.
It seemed as though the monster had turned a corner. It would seem that in his brother’s moment of defeat, Kane had come out to help him. And Kane did. He beat the hell out of D-Generation X, and it had opened up the door for the Undertaker to pick up the victory.
This wasn’t the case though. In a moment of utter betrayal, Kane knocked Taker to the ground with a brutal shot to the face. He then grabbed the Undertaker by the throat, and he savagely chokeslammed him into the casket. The coffin would then be closed, and Shawn Michaels would keep his gold.
Kane had just cost the Undertaker the most important title in the business. To make it worse, Kane had raised Taker’s hopes before doing so. He had put forth a tiny remnant of light in his blackened relationship with the Undertaker, and then he smashed that hope with the lid to a casket.
Those questions would be answered when the Undertaker finally did return. As a lightning bolt would strike a casket and an ominous presence would sit up, everyone knew that the Demon of Death Valley had arrived.
Taker told Kane and Bearer that he went to explain to his mother and father exactly why he would have to do the one thing that he promised to never do. He had to explain to them why he would have to fight his younger brother Kane.
The Undertaker had stood against the face of evil for far to long. He had faced a monster’s fist of destruction to many times.
The Undertaker would walk through the fires of hell to face his brother, and he would prove to him exactly why the Lord of Darkness is the most feared entity in the entire world.
The Undertaker would then throw the first shots, but it was clear that they didn’t hurt Kane even remotely as much as they would any other wrestler. They would both trade shots at the beginning, but it was Kane who came out of the exchanges looking strong. While the Undertaker’s strikes were more fluent and polished, Kane’s clubbing blows were simply too much for him to handle.
Kane would then show his shocking agility, by climbing to the top rope and hitting a ridiculously impactful clothesline while Taker was draped over the ropes.
Kane then showed the more well-known side of his offense: his vicious brutality. Kane would use the steel steps to crush the Undertaker’s ribs and spine. Even Kane’s simple punches and kicks had more brutality then any wrestler that had ever been seen. And by only ten minutes into the match, Kane had it won after delivering a chokeslam.
The Undertaker then began fighting back. He had been dominated by his brother so far, but he just kept fighting. And even with the best shots that the Undertaker could throw, Kane still wouldn’t go down. Paul Bearer’s monster simply kept overwhelming the Undertaker.
“No one has ever pummeled, no one has ever assaulted, no one has ever dominated the Undertaker like we are seeing right here at WrestleMania XIV”- Jim Ross
Though maybe Kane’s own offense was wearing him down, because the Undertaker was slowly starting to gain some momentum. And then the Undertaker tried maybe the one move that could turn the match completely in his favor. The Undertaker tried to dive over the top rope in hopes of taking out his younger brother, but Kane had the wherewithal to sidestep his brother, as Taker went crashing through the announce table on the outside of the ring.
That was maybe the Undertaker’s final hope. His body had been ravaged by a monster, and he had now threw himself through a table.
After a wicked clothesline from the top rope and another Tombstone, this appeared to be the Undertaker’s match to win. Except Kane kicked out once again! The Undertaker was completely shocked, as was Paul Bearer.
And with one of the most impactful Tombstone Piledriver’s that the Undertaker had ever delivered, he would cover Kane once more. This time, Kane couldn’t kick out. The referee counted the pinfall, and the Undertaker had won the match.
It took three Tombstone Piledrivers to win, but the Undertaker did.
Paul Bearer had a dream. He had a dream that a ring would be surrounded by fire. He had a dream that the only way to win this match would be to light your opponent on fire.And that was the inspiration for the inaugural Inferno Match. Two men would be surrounded by a ring of fire. You could only win by having the other opponent catch fire. It was a deadly stipulation between two deadly competitors in the Undertaker and Kane.
The Undertaker had won the last month’s encounter, but he left that match a broken heap of a man. And while Kane lost, he left looking just as much like a monster as he did walking in.
And now, the two monsters would wrestle in an Inferno Match. These two brother’s childhoods revolved and centered around the danger of fire. They both know and understand exactly how fatal the element of fire is, and in this match they will use that deadly element to try and win another battle in their incredible war.
Paul Bearer then threw a steel chair into the ring, and this was of course used to Kane’s advantage. Kane would strike the Undertaker with an evil chair shot to his skull.
After a savage beating the Undertaker had been taking, he began to muster a comeback. A side Russian leg sweep and massive legdrop should’ve gave the Undertaker some time to recover, but Kane sat right back up.
Kane then delivered a huge chokeslam on Taker. Kane would pick the Undertaker up in an attempt to throw him into the fire, but the Undertaker would retaliate and hit a chokeslam of his own! Kane would sit right back up though, and that would lead to the two monsters hitting big boots on each other that knocked them both out.
This was a destructive fight, and the intensity of every single move showed the hatred between these two individuals.
The Undertaker would put Kane out of commission for the time being with two impactful chair shots. And this would finally leave the door open for Taker to go after Paul Bearer.
Bearer, the same man that betrayed the Undertaker and turned his younger brother into an absolute monster, tried to run away from the deadman, but that only fueled the Undertaker’s anger even more. Taker would get some revenge on Bearer by smashing his skull with a drum set and taking a mic stand to his black heart.
At this point in time, the Undertaker and Kane understood exactly how dangerous the other one was. They had battled multiple more times following their epic first series of matches, yet nothing even came close to becoming as personal as those first few fights were.
It even seemed at times that they had let bygones be bygones. They would wrestle each other, but it would be just that, a wrestling match. A competitive wrestling match with nothing else on the line. They had even created a partnership as the Brothers of Destruction.
Through all their personal hatred and animosity toward each other, they had found a way to coexist and even win Tag Team Title gold as a result. It was awe inspiring, really, how efficiently these two monsters were able to work together.
This wasn’t forever though.
All of that hatred. All of that destruction. All of that horror from 1998 came spilling back out at Survivor Series 2003. When everyone thought that the Brothers of Destruction were content with just being brothers, Kane turned the tables and shocked the world in the process.
The Undertaker was coming back though. He began haunting his brother, like only a deadman could. The Undertaker, through his terrifying mind games that hadn’t been seen in years, signified that Kane’s plan had worked. Except it had worked against Kane.
No more was the American Badass. The deadman was coming back. The monster was coming back. And he was coming back for Kane.
At WrestleMania XX, it would all begin again.
A familiar “OOOOHHHHH YESSSS” blared over Madison Square Garden, as New York City exploded at the arrival of Paul Bearer. Bearer would lead the Undertaker’s creatures of the night down the ramp, as Kane looked on in disbelief..
With a huge leg drop on the apron and two clotheslines in the corner, the Undertaker looked better than he ever had against Kane. Kane would regain some momentum though, as the Undertaker would fail an attempt at a Last Ride. Kane then hit one of his powerful side slams, and that would maybe be all that was needed for Kane to completely regroup and go back on the attack.
The Undertaker and Kane would then trade strikes, which the Undertaker would get the better of. Taker would then go for Old School, but Kane would catch him by the throat in midair. The Undertaker, however, fired back by taking grip of Kane’s throat as well.
Kane would then elbow the Undertaker, and this would give him his opportunity to deliver an impactful chokeslam. Kane looked to have this match in the palm of his hand. The Big Red Machine laughed and smiled, as he knew that his chokeslam was the end of the Undertaker.
On Memorial Day weekend in 2010, the Undertaker was brutally attacked. This attack was so over the top, that it would leave the deadman in a vegetative state.
When Kane found out about this, he announced to the world that he was going to find who did this to his brother. This would set Kane on a rampage, as he chokeslammed and Tombstoned everyone that he suspected to be the culprit.
At Money in the Bank 2010, Kane would win the World Heavyweight Title Money in the Bank Ladder Match, and he would cash in later that night on Rey Mysterio to become the brand new World Heavyweight Champion.
Following Money in the Bank, Kane would tell the world that he indeed knew who assaulted his brother. Kane would say that Rey Mysterio was the attacker, and that he would take care of Rey at SummerSlam.
The Undertaker would grasp Kane’s throat, but he clearly didn’t have the strength that he used to. The Undertaker had been in a vegetative state for nearly three months, and it was apparent that it had taken its toll on the deadman. Kane would force the Undertaker’s hand off his throat, and he would then pick his big brother up and hit his already broken body with a Tombstone Piledriver.
Kane would later admit that he had been waiting thirteen years for this moment. His entire life had aspired to this moment. The moment that he finally destroyed his brother. And he did. He obliterated the Undertaker, and left him for dead.
Kane would fight back, but the Undertaker kept firing his shots. The early part of this match was the complete epitome of a brawl. These two were hammering each other.
Kane would take back control of the match though, as he threw the Undertaker’s body into the steel steps. Kane then began physically dissecting his older brother. Kane began the slow, methodical destruction of the Undertaker.
The Undertaker would try to gain some offense, but as Michael Cole illustrated, the Undertaker simply couldn’t get back into the match. Kane just wasn’t allowing it. With one counter into the steel steps though, the Undertaker had the opportunity to try and bring some fight to the Big Red Machine.
The Undertaker would throw some of his classic offense, and he would even dive over the timekeepers table right into Kane. These were high impact moves that were taking their toll on not just Kane, but the Undertaker as well.
Unlike the Undertaker, Kane would hit the Tombstone this time. And with that, the referee counted the pinfall and the match was over. Kane had finally defeated his brother, and he had retained his holy grail in the process.
Kane had experienced victory. For the first time, Kane knew what it felt like to walk out of a match with his brother as the winner. Kane had physically, mentally, and emotionally dominated his brother in this match.
For thirteen years, this is what Kane had wanted. This is what Kane had needed. One night was all Kane wanted. One night to be the better brother
Someone would find the Undertaker though. Someone that cared about the Undertaker. Someone that believed in the Undertaker. Paul Bearer would come to the aid of the person that he had molded into the deadman.
It would be the Undertaker vs. Kane inside Hell in A Cell. But this time, the Undertaker’s strength was back. His energy was back. And, finally, Paul Bearer was back in the Undertaker’s corner.
The two monsters would begin fighting before the bell even rang. Once they were both locked in, Kane would go on the attack with a steel chair. The Undertaker, though, would expertly use the cell to his advantage, and that would allow him to take complete control of Kane.
The Undertaker and Kane would then trade shots, which would end with the Undertaker nailing him with a DDT. Taker would then get Kane up for a chokeslam, but Kane would kick out of the pinfall. Kane would then hit a chokeslam of his own on the Undertaker, but Taker would also kick out.
This left both demons wondering how they would be able to put the other away.
Kane would then go to the second rope, and begin beating down his brother. The Undertaker, maybe even playing possum on his brother, would then pick up Kane and deliver a bone shattering Last Ride. This wouldn't be enough to put Kane away, but the Undertaker knew what would.
The Undertaker would go for a Tombstone, but Kane would counter this into a Tombstone of his own. Kane would hit his Tombstone Piledriver, but it didn't put the Undertaker away this time! Taker had the wherewithal to kick out, and this left Kane in shock.
This was the night that we found out where Paul Bearer allegiance lies. It lies with the World Heavyweight Champion, and his son, Kane. Bearer had betrayed the Undertaker time and time again, but maybe it hurt the most this time.
Though, maybe we should've all expected it.
After all, Hell in A Cell is where Bearer introduced Kane. This time, it was Hell in A Cell where Bearer made sure that Kane kept the World Heavyweight title. Kane had defeated the Undertaker once again, and worse yet, it was all due to the man that the Undertaker trusted most.
As per usual, the Undertaker went on the attack early. The Undertaker would knock Kane out into the crowd, where the two would continue their fight. By the time the Undertaker dragged Kane back into the ring, he had complete control of his brother.
As the Undertaker was about to hit Kane with a chair, the Big Red Monster would roll out of the ring. This would prompt the Undertaker to clothesline Kane over the barricade, and bring the fight back into the crowd. The Undertaker would then throw Kane back into the ring, but Kane would have the presence of mind to pick up a steel chair and take down the Undertaker with it.
This would be all that was needed for Kane to regroup and go back on the assault.
As Kane would try and stick Undertaker in the grave, Taker would lock in Hells Gate! Kane would tap out, but it would do him no good in this match. The Undertaker kept the hold locked in until Kane was completely passed out.
The Undertaker would then throw Kane into the grave, but this would leave the opening for the Undertaker to do something that he had wanted to do for a long time. The Undertaker went after Paul Bearer. As the Undertaker had the throat of Bearer in his grasp though, the Nexus would come out.
The Nexus came out and completely destroyed the Undertaker. Kane would then hit Taker in the head with the urn for one final time, as that shot would send the Undertaker right into the grave. Kane would then signal his demons of hell to bury the Undertaker alive.
Following the Buried Alive Match, Kane and the Undertaker would go their separate ways. They would both focus on different careers paths. At RAW’s 1000th episode, however, the Undertaker would assist Kane in taking out a mirage of attacking superstars. Kane and the Undertaker would also team up again following WrestleMania 29, as they would take on The Shield alongside Daniel Bryan.These instances would prove something that perhaps we knew all along. That Kane and the Undertaker never lost sight of the fact that they were brothers. Their relationship over the years has been the most chaotic and destructive in WWE history. As their wars have been filled with hatred, animosity, jealousy, and anger. While their partnership has been filled with domination and decimation.
As the Undertaker was leaving his home that same day, he saw Kane playing with those matches, along with other dangerous chemicals. Taker didn’t think anything of it, and just went along with the rest of his day. This would prove to be the most crucial mistake of the Undertaker’s life.
When the Undertaker got back, he could smell the smoke. He knew right away exactly what was happening. He saw his home and funeral parlor drowned in flames. The Undertaker would come to the realization that his father, mother, and little brother Kane were all burning away in those flames.
The Undertaker’s life was burning to the ground, and he was forced to realize that he could’ve stopped it.
Kane was the Undertaker’s responsibility, and he didn’t take those matches from his younger brother. Those same matches that would go on to set his house on fire. Those same matches that would kill his mother, father, and little Kane. Regret is powerful, and the Undertaker was forced to live with it for the rest of his life.
The very first Hell in A Cell match was nearing its end. Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker were having a classic match. The two had brutalized each other in a wicked brawl, but the Undertaker was nearing victory.
As The Undertaker was about to pick up the win over HBK, the lights went out. And then the haunting music came on. A red light would burn through the entire arena. As fire exploded from the top of the stage, we took our very first look at Kane.
“That’s got to be…..That’s got to be Kane!” -Vince McMahon
Kane would walk down the aisle along with Paul Bearer, and he would snap the Hell in A Cell door off of its hinges. Kane would then enter the ring, and he would stare into the eyes of his brother.
That is where Kane and Paul Bearer’s plan came into place though. Kane and Bearer wanted to provoke the Undertaker. They wanted to antagonize the Undertaker. Most importantly, they wanted to make sure that there was simply no way that the Undertaker could resist fighting Kane.
From brutal attacks, to burning the grave of Kane and Taker’s own mother; nothing would get the Undertaker to battle Kane. The things that Bearer and Kane did were sick, but Taker just wouldn’t break his very own moral code.
At the Royal Rumble 1998 event, the Undertaker was facing Shawn Michaels in a Casket Match for the WWF Championship. Taker and HBK had a fantastic match as usual, but DX and men hired by DX were beginning to get involved on the behalf of Shawn Michaels.
This would bring out Kane, who walked through hell, fire, and brimstone to get to the ring and begin taking out every man in the ring.
They weren’t done though. Kane and Paul Bearer would lock the casket shut, and they would proceed to carry it to the top of the entrance ramp. Then, in a moment that maybe transcends evil, Kane and Bearer would pour gasoline on the casket and light it on fire.
The Undertaker was feeling what his mother felt. He was feeling what his father felt. And now, finally, he was feeling what Kane had felt during that fire when they were kids. The Undertaker’s soul was burning away inside of that casket.
Though, when the referees opened the coffin, there was no Undertaker to be seen.
There were more questions than answers about the Undertaker following that event. Where did he go? Would he return? And if he did, would he do the unthinkable, and actually fight his younger brother? Would the Undertaker’s inner emotional struggle finally conclude?
WrestleMania XIV. That would be the night that the Undertaker and Kane would go one on one for the very first time. This blood feud had been building since October, and it was all going to culminate in one epic encounter at the biggest show of the year.
Kane and Paul Bearer had put The Undertaker through hell, and tonight was the Undertaker’s ultimate opportunity to get payback on his very own flesh and blood.
After the two monster’s chilling entrances, they had a staredown. It was a staredown that would encapsulate every ounce of hatred and every bit of animosity that had filled their broken relationship.
As Kane went for the pin, the Undertaker was down and out. Kane’s offense had dominated the Undertaker unlike the audience had ever seen before. The referee counted one, two, and Kane pulled Taker up as the ref was about to count three.
“We are way passed wanting to win a match one, two, three….he wants to destroy his brother”- Jerry Lawler
For Kane, this wasn’t about winning. This was about hurting his brother. He had been successful doing so this far in the match, and he wanted to continue the suffering.
Kane then began his final attack on the Undertaker. Starting with a clothesline from the top rope, Kane would begin delivering his final blows. Kane then hit maybe the final move of the match: the Tombstone Piledriver. Kane would cover the Undertaker, and this time with his full intentions being to win the match
Except in the final moment, Taker would kick out! Kane and Paul Bearer’s looks would be those of bewilderment. They had no idea how the Undertaker could kick out of a Tombstone, especially after the onslaught that Kane had put him through.
Though maybe that Tombstone was the one thing that made the Undertaker kick it into a completely different gear. As when Taker got up from the Tombstone, he began firing on all cylinders.
With a Tombstone Piledriver, it appeared that the Undertaker had defeated the odds and won the match. Except Kane kicked out. Jim Ross mentioned that he had never seen a man kick out of the Undertaker’s Tombstone Piledriver before, and Kane had just done so here.
Following the match, Paul Bearer and Kane began attacking the Undertaker with a steel chair. Kane would then hit one final Tombstone on Taker, as his skull would bounce off the chair. And maybe then we all realized that Kane and Bearer’s intention were to never truly attain victory, but rather to completely decimate the Undertaker.Kane would walk out of WrestleMania XIV as the loser, but he would leave with the one thing that he and Bearer strived for, and that was to hurt the Undertaker. And while the Undertaker would walk out of WrestleMania as the winner, he would be the one to leave a broken, dominated individual.
Victory by the Undertaker was met with even more punishment, and that left Paul Bearer and Kane satisfied. The Undertaker had won this battle, but this was a war that had barely just begun.
Maybe Jim Ross defined this match best following its conclusion.
“I’ve seen wars between smaller countries with less intensity than this”- Jim Ross
The match begins with the Undertaker, surprisingly, taking it to Kane and getting the upper hand. The Undertaker was firing early and he was firing hard. Though, it didn’t take long for Kane’s ridiculous power to once again overwhelm the Undertaker.
Kane began beating down Taker in a very similar fashion as he did at WrestleMania. This time though, the wrinkle of fire made Kane’s offense even more dangerous. Every opportunity that Kane had he would force the Undertaker as close to the fire as possible. It was almost sick, actually, how determined Kane was to set his own brother on fire.
The fight would continue, as Kane would take a risky maneuver and go to the top rope. Kane’s agility was always incredible, but his inexperience shined through in this instance. The Undertaker, in a veteran move, hit the ropes and knocked Kane down. Kane’s feet would consequently come dangerously close to the flames.
The Undertaker would then hit a superplex from the top rope that would once again take both men out of the match. These two men had beat each other to hell, and the flames were clearly taking a physical and mental toll on the both of them.
It wasn’t even close to the payback that Paul Bearer deserved for the awful things he had done to the Undertaker, but it was enough for the time being.
Taker would then go back for Kane. Kane was ready though, as he had a steel chair in hand by the time the Undertaker was there. The Demon of Death Valley countered this with a big kick to the face, and that was impactful enough to send Kane right into the flames, as his arm caught on fire!
The referee rang the bell, and the Undertaker was declared the victor of the first ever Inferno Match.
Kane had felt the same thing that he had felt as a child. The agony of fire on the human flesh. This time, there was no after match attack. The Undertaker had taken out Paul Bearer, and he had set his brother on fire. The Undertaker got his long awaited retribution, and the two sickening, repulsive human beings in Paul Bearer and Kane finally got what they had deserved since Badd Blood 1997.
This was another battle in the Undertaker and Kane’s deadly relationship, but it had yet to be resolved. The Undertaker may have got what he had wanted, but Kane’s fury was not vanquished. This was still an unfinished war.
Part two of this rivalry will reveal exactly how the rest of this destructive war unfolds. Thank you for reading and leave your thoughts for part one down below.
At Survivor Series 2003, it was the Undertaker vs. Mr. McMahon in a Buried Alive Match. Mr.McMahon had completely disrespected the Undertaker, and it was time for Vince to get buried.The Undertaker had brutalized the maniacal McMahon since the opening bell, and he was closing in on a decisive victory. Though, as McMahon was in the grave and the Undertaker was about to bury him, an explosion from atop the stage knocked the American Badass down.
This brought out Kane, who attacked a confused Undertaker. Kane would then throw Taker into the grave, and allow Mr. McMahon to bury him alive.
Kane would explain his actions later, saying that him and the Undertaker used to be monsters. Whether they were teaming together or fighting each other, they were always vicious, evil monsters together.
Except, the Undertaker changed. He had become a normal human being. And Kane simply couldn’t take that. He couldn’t and wouldn’t allow the man that he once called his brother turn into a regular person.
The bell would ring, as Kane would be forced to look right into the eyes of his own brother. Kane couldn’t believe, he couldn’t fathom how the man that he buried alive could return from the grave. Kane would take slow steps toward the Undertaker, still unsure if this was real or not.
Kane would touch his brother, and in a moment that would destroy all of Kane’s doubts, the Undertaker unloaded in a round of amazing strikes.
In an attempt to get out of this nightmare, Kane would roll out of the ring. The Undertaker came right back after him though. Kane would hit some shots on his brother, but it was clearly the Undertaker who was the aggressor on this occasion.
The Undertaker would sit up though, as Kane looked shocked. The Undertaker would begin building momentum, as Kane’s powerful moves would have almost zero impact on his brother. The Undertaker would then hit a chokeslam, and the fans knew that the end was near.
The Undertaker would signal for it, and he would hit it. With a classic Tombstone Piledriver, the Undertaker pinned Kane and won the match.
Maybe it was Kane’s complete disbelief at his brother’s return. Maybe it was simply Kane’s insanity turning against him. Or maybe it was just that the Undertaker’s revenge was more powerful than any move that Kane could pull off. Regardless of how it happened, the Undertaker had defeated Kane.
It had all began again for Kane, but he wasn’t done with his mission. Kane had always wanted to destroy the Undertaker, and he had failed to do so once again.
Monsters don’t quit, and Kane hadn’t given up in his quest to end his brother
At SummerSlam, Kane would bring a casket down to the ring. Following his ultimate victory, Kane would attempt to stick Mysterio in the coffin. Kane wanted to end the man that put his brother in a vegetative state.
Kane would open the casket in one final attempt to get rid of Rey Mysterio, but when Kane opened it, he found his brother. The Undertaker would sit up, as Kane looked absolutely terrified.
The Undertaker would confront Mysterio, but we all knew that the Undertaker was exactly aware of who attacked him. And it wasn’t Rey Mysterio. The Undertaker would then turn his attention to Kane. Kane would try and explain his way out of this, but the Undertaker could see right through him.
Simply put, Kane was sick of living in his brother’s shadow. He was sick of being constantly defeated by the Undertaker. Kane had wanted revenge on the deadman since that first defeat at WrestleMania XIV, and every single defeat since that night had only fueled Kane’s anger and jealousy even more.
This was Kane’s time. What was once the Undertaker’s holy grail was now Kane’s World Heavyweight Championship. And Kane would look to destroy his brother once more, as he defended that World Title against him in a No Holds Barred match at Night of Champions.
The Undertaker would start the match quickly, by going right after Kane before he even got to the ring. The Undertaker was on the attack early, perhaps in an attempt to end the match fast. The Undertaker was still weak, and he needed to neutralize Kane as early as possible.
Kane would once again overpower the Undertaker though, as he nailed a steel chair shot to the Undertaker’s gut. Kane would then begin showing exactly why he had never been better than right now. With body shots and head shots, left and right, Kane was punching the Undertaker out.
The Undertaker had always been recognized as the greatest pure striker in WWE history, but Kane was completely dominating his brother with these shots. The Undertaker, however, showed his heart and kept fighting.
The Undertaker would hit a last chance chokeslam, but he didn’t even have the energy to cover Kane. The Undertaker had one move left though. And that was the Tombstone Piledriver. The Undertaker would use his last ounce of energy, and he would throw Kane up for the move. Kane would counter this though, and turn it into a Tombstone Piledriver of his own.
Kane would announce to the world that he wanted his brother’s final decimation to come inside Hell in A Cell. Thirteen years after Kane debuted and took out his brother in this cell. Thirteen years after the monster’s arrival. The Hell in A Cell structure held one of the most impressive debuts in history, and Kane wanted to use this cell to finally put away the Undertaker.
The Undertaker, meanwhile, was as weak and broken as he ever had been. The Undertaker had felt an entire lifetime of pain and suffering come down upon him at the result of Kane’s unvanquished fury.
The only way that Kane was able to regain control of the Undertaker was by targeting his left leg. With sheer intelligence, Kane would use the cell and weapons of his choice to damage the Undertakers leg. The Undertaker would, of course, get in some offense of his own, but Kane never let up on his strategy.
The Undertaker would then attempt to go to the top rope, but once again his damaged leg came into play. Kane was able to knock Taker down, and hit a massive superplex. Kane would then go to the top rope himself, and he would hit his trademark clothesline. The Undertaker, however, would counter Kane's pinfall attempt into the Hell's Gate submission hold, but Kane was able to roll out of the ring and escape the choke.
This would leave Kane so frustrated, that he would knock out the ref. Other referees and trainers were forced to come out and unlock the door as a result, and this would allow Paul Bearer to slip into the cell.
Kane, becoming aware of this, would go right after his father. Kane would stalk Bearer into the ring, and he would threaten Paul about all the horrible things he was going to do to him. The Undertaker would then sit up, and he would save Bearer by hitting a chokeslam on Kane. The Undertaker would then signal for the Tombstone Piledriver, but Paul Bearer would open the urn and send a light coming out of that urn right into the Undertakers eyes.
This would temporarily blind the Undertaker, as Paul Bearer would hand the urn to Kane! The Undertaker, looking on in absolute shock, would get knocked out as Kane hit him in the skull with the urn. Kane would then deliver one final chokeslam, and he would pin the Undertaker for the victory.
Kane had a terrible life. He was kept in a psychotic ward until Paul Bearer brought him to the WWE. Bearer brought him to decimate. Bearer brought him to obliterate. Bearer brought him to exterminate. Except there was only one man that Kane ever wanted to destroy. That was the Undertaker, and Kane's entire life and career had been dedicated to ending his brother.
This was it. This was the final battle in the most horrific war in WWE history. The Undertaker vs. Kane in a Buried Alive Match. One brother is buried, and the other stands tall.
The end is near.
With vicious chair shots and a chokeslam, Kane had skillfully maneuvered his way back into the drivers seat of this match. Kane would deliver a second chokeslam, which would allow the Devils Favorite Demon to carry his brother up the ramp and to the grave site.
The Undertaker would escape this though, as him and Kane began trading strikes at the top of the entranceway. The Undertaker would win this exchange, as Kane would retreat to the grave site. Kane would then deliver a big kick to the Undertakers skull, which would knock Taker down right next to the terrifying grave.
The match was over, and Kane had won. Finally, this war that had lasted a lifetime was over. The end was here, and this hellacious conflict between two brothers had finally come to a conclusion.
At the end of this war, Kane was standing tall, and Paul Bearer was standing tall with him. Kane had dreamed of when the day would come that he ended his brother. And on this night, in a Buried Alive Match, Kane had fulfilled that dream. He had fulfilled his career. And he had now fulfilled his life.
The Undertaker vs. Kane was over, for the final time.
And yet, we all know that their is still hatred in their relationship. Their is still anger, sadness, and jealousy in their relationship. They may team together, and they may help each other. They are brothers, but they are brothers that had a war. And that war will never be gone. It will never leave either monster’s soul.
IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM ALVIN MOODY
AKA Paul Bearer