Today we unveil a brand new venture between Kanes-Inferno.com and our brother site PhenomForever.com, providing a run down of what in our humble opinions have been the top 10 moments between Kane and The Undertaker over the years. Each week we’ll unveil the next in the countdown until we reach the #1 spot. Feel free to have your say in comments and let us know what you think, though bear in mind this is just the opinion of two crazy webbies that have too much time on their hands! Enjoy!
Four years is a long time for anyone to go without physical interaction another individual, especially in wrestling. The same holds true for the Brothers of Destruction, Kane and The Undertaker. Under force by Vickie Guerrero herself, ECW Champion Kane took on his brother, World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker. This match is quite possibly one of the most technical match these two men have ever wrestled in. These two brothers, these two monsters know each other so well that to see them take each other in such a technically match is amazing. Of course, knowing Vickie, she has to be her normal unhappy self and has her husband, Edge, and Familia attack right as the men start to have a second go at each other. Nonetheless, this match is definitely one of my favorite television matches.
While this match is definitely a great one, I feel that it doesn’t quite have the same mythical and awe-inspiring feeling that their feuds have had in the past. Since it was merely a thrown together match by Vickie, I guess this wouldn’t be that big of a surprise. This feeling is the reason that this match ranks in at #10 for me. While it’s interesting due to the technical nature, it doesn’t have the same intensity as their other matches.
Normally most meetings between the two brothers of Destruction are heavy hitting and brutal slugfests that utilize both men’s strength. What’s interesting about this match is that at the start they take things to a technical level, proving both can really wrestle
as well as throw their weight around. At the time the brothers were on good terms, so this friendly match wasn’t as high tension as their meetings usually are, however with Vickie Guerrero and Edge looming in the background there was an air of uncertainty to it. The brothers went from technical to hard hitting mid way through the match as Kane quite literally punk slapped Undertaker, leading to Taker serving his little brother his butt on a plate. Eventually they fought one another to a standstill.. or a lie still. Both men wearily sitting up at the same time unwilling to admit defeat, that is until the inevitable attack came from the Familia and Edge. Breaking up a great fun little match and trying to get the best of the Brothers of Destruction.
Some people never learn. Edge is one of them. Taker and Kane were not to be bested by the shenanigans of Vickie Guerreros lackeys and they hit back, tossing out Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber and then Tombstoning Edge and Chavo Guerrero to leave with their heads high. A fun match, a great showcase of both men’s abilities as well as their storytelling prowess. A different tone to their usual matches, but great viewing nevertheless. Welcome to the #10 spot!
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