Kane's Inferno

Kane's Inferno

After Sting insisted on continuing the match, so Seth Rollins tried to strike quickly with the Pedigree. Sting countered and cinched in the Scorpion Deathlock, but The Architect managed to reach the ropes to escape. When Sting attempted to lock it in again, Rollins countered the submission hold with a decisive roll-up.

While Rollins cradled his WWE World Heavyweight Title, Sheamus’ music hit and he rushed to the ring with his Money in the Bank contract. Hoping to stop the cash-in, Rollins tried to hit Sheamus with the championship, but Sheamus ducked and connected with a Brogue Kick.

Before the bell could ring for the impromptu match, however, an explosion of fire came at the entrance ramp, signaling Demon Kane’s return. Back in his signature mask, Kane stomped to the ring and chokeslammed his former Authority ally Rollins … and Sheamus, before hitting Rollins with a Tombstone to end Night of Champions.

Rollins entered Houston’s Toyota Center with two titles, but he left with two warnings: Sheamus is quickly becoming impatient with his Money in the Bank contract, and perhaps more terrifying, Kane’s inner monster is more awake than ever.

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Sep 21, 2015

The Shield def. Kane & The New Age Outlaws

Ambrose and Kane look to kick things off. Kane takes Ambrose right into the corner with a series of strikes. Ambrose comes right back, hitting a rebound lariat. Reigns and Billy Gunn tag in. Reigns hits a couple of big clotheslines. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Billy and hits a flying clothesline. Reigns hits another flying clothesline on Dogg, then a Samoan drop on Kane. Reigns splashes Dogg, and avoids a splash from Billy. Reigns hits his kick to the side of the head on both Gunn and Dogg. Reigns hits the superman punch on Dogg, but Kane blocks a second attempt. Kane goes for a chokeslam, but it’s broken up by Rollins. Rollins sends Kane to the outside and leaps out on top of him. Ambrose takes Dogg to the outside and slams him into the barricade. Reigns hits a superman punch on Gunn. Rollins and Ambrose dive onto the Outlaws on the outside. Reigns hits a spear on Kane, and then a double spear on the Outlaws, this one is crazy!

The Shield grab both Outlaws, and put them up for a three-man double powerbomb for Reigns, it’s a pretty insane visual. Rollins pins Gunn, and this one is over.

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Apr 7, 2014


The Shield vs. Kane & The New Age Outlaws

Since being hired as Director of Operations by The Authority, the always volatile Kane has struggled at times to act in a manner befitting an impartial administrative figure. When challenged, he has often unleashed Big Red rage on any Superstars who refused to respect the rule of WWE COO Triple H & Stephanie McMahon. And now that The Shield has stopped following the company line, The Devil’s Favorite Demon will partner with The New Age Outlaws at The Showcase of the Immortals to attempt to put The Hounds of Justice in their place.

In a little more than a year’s time, the black-clad trio of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & United States Champion Dean Ambrose has laid waste to the likes of The Undertaker, The Rock, Daniel Bryan and Big Show. All the while, their unique brand of justice has often brought them into an unspoken alliance with The Authority along the way. However, after infighting and jealousy caused The Hounds to suffer heartbreaking defeats to The Wyatt Family, an intense “Shield Summit” on SmackDown brought Reigns, Rollins & Ambrose into a renewed unity that would spell destruction for anyone in their path — including, as it turned out, high-ranking Authority brass.

When Kane began talking down to The Shield and order them to administer beat downs to Big Show and Jerry Lawler respectively, the triumvirate refused to comply, instead turning their assault on the Director of Operations.

In response, Kane enlisted the services of the six-time Tag Team Champions, The New Age Outlaws, to help deliver a retaliatory strike to The Shield during a WWE Tag Team Title No. 1 Contenders Fatal 4-Way Match. It’s hard to ignore that Road Dogg & Billy Gunn have longstanding ties with The Authority’s Triple H, which date back to their days of running roughshod over Superstars as part of DX.

Will the Attitude Era stalwarts make The Shield regret ever crossing their “Authority”? Or will The Hounds of Justice prove on The Grandest Stage of Them All that, when united, the WWE Universe is indeed still their yard? Find out when WrestleMania 30 airs live on WWE Network, Sunday April 6!

Mar 25, 2014

The Miz wasn’t cleared for a match at WWE Hell in a Cell, but he was ready for a fight with The Wyatt Family. Instead, what he and the WWE Universe got was one Hell of a surprise return from one of WWE’s most monstrous figures.

During Sunday night’s WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff, Miz tracked down SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero in an attempt to have a match made for later in the evening that would see The Awesome One battle Bray Wyatt. However, because of the attack Miz suffered at the hands of The Eater of Worlds and The Wyatt Family on SmackDown, he was not medically cleared to compete, and Vickie refused to make the match.

Determined in his quest for retribution, The Awesome One made his way into the AmericanAirlines Arena to call out Bray Wyatt. However, responding to the challenge from an undisclosed location, Bray Wyatt informed The Miz that it pained him to see his potential challenger “broken.” During Wyatt’s diatribe, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan attacked Miz from behind.

Facing another brutal beating , Miz received a shocking assist as fire erupted inside the arena and Kane made his return. The Big Red Monster sent Harper and Rowan fleeing from the ring as The Awesome One and the WWE Universe looked on in shock. However, the WWE Universe was doubly astonished when Kane turned toward The Most-Must See Superstar in WWE History and almost put him through the canvas with a devastating chokeslam.

Although Kane’s return was an unexpected surprise at WWE Hell in a Cell, a bevy of questions remain. Where has The Big Red Monster been since being carried off by The Wyatt Family at SummerSlam? And why did he direct his fiery fury from those who brutally wronged him at The Biggest Party of the Summer to a Superstar who of late has shared a fate similar to his own? The Miz and the WWE Universe deserve some answers…though asking Kane the questions will undoubtedly prove to be Hell.

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Oct 28, 2013

Bray Wyatt def. Kane (Ring of Fire Match)

At The Biggest Party of the Summer, Wyatt proved that he may indeed be the slayer of demons by defeating Kane inside a flame-engulfed squared circle. It didn’t matter that the Ring of Fire Match was designed to keep The Wyatt Family from interfering, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan eventually found a way to ensure Wyatt’s victory.

Though Kane was born in flames, the fire didn’t faze Bray Wyatt in his debut match. Nevertheless, The Big Red Monster was relentless in his quest for retribution against his opponent. The Ring of Fire’s purpose and power was displayed early on as Harper and Rowan tried to enter the ring, only to be prevented by the flames that shot into the air. The elemental danger of the environment was also on display – every time Kane or Wyatt executed a powerful maneuver, flames would suddenly erupt.

Kane maintained momentum throughout the battle, dominating the ambitious and cryptic newcomer as Harper and Rowan frantically tried everything to get inside the ring. An attempt to get a Kendo stick to Bray Wyatt failed when the stick caught fire and one of the firefighters at ringside extinguished the flaming foreign object.

With seemingly nothing stopping him, The Big Red Monster continued to dismantle Wyatt. Following two huge chokeslams, The Devil’s Favorite Demon channeled his brother, The Undertaker, and gestured for a Tombstone Piledriver. However, Harper and Rowan finally overcame the flames using an asbestos blanket and were able to attack Kane.

Attempting to fight them off, Kane was eventually overwhelmed and decimated by Bray Wyatt’s powerful family members. The referee was powerless to stop the match – a victory could only be determined by pinfall or submission. This allowed Wyatt to grab Kane and execute his signature maneuver to secure the victory.

Following the match, Wyatt retreated to his rocking chair and watched as Harper and Rowan used two sets of steel steps to smash Kane’ skull. The lantern-wielding Superstar, with Harper and Rowan in tow, then carried an unconscious Kane away from the STAPLES Center.

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Aug 19, 2013


Kane vs Bray Wyatt

Since making their frightening debut on the July 8 episode of Raw, the menacing Wyatt Family has had their sights set on Kane, brutally assaulting him on two separate occasions. Now, at SummerSlam on Sunday, Aug. 18, The Devil’s Favorite Demon will get a chance at long-awaited vengeance when he goes one-on-one with Bray Wyatt inside a “Ring of Fire.”

Since he was dismantled in The Wyatt Family’s devastatingly memorable unveiling — which resulted in a visit to the local trauma center and kept him out of the All-Stars Money in the Bank Ladder Match at last month’s pay-per-view — Kane has clearly been the focus of the unsettling trio’s fury. Wyatt, along with his vicious sycophants Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, addressed The Devil’s Favorite Demon in between pulverizing R-Truth, Justin Gabriel and 3MB in recent weeks.

The Wyatt Family then again assaulted Kane when The Big Red Machine made his return from injury on the July 29 episode of Raw. Although Kane fought back fiercely, they once again left him downed, and the treacherous trio followed the mauling with a repetition of Wyatt’s ominous, foreboding message to the former WWE Champion: “Follow the buzzards.”

Although it’s unclear exactly what the sermonizing Wyatt meant, it’s apparent the buzzards’ trail is now leading to a massive collision between the deranged newcomer and Kane at The Biggest Party of the Summer. And the much-anticipated battle – which marks Wyatt’s first match in WWE and Kane’s 11th SummerSlam appearance – promises fireworks – or, more appropriately, hellfire.

Few Superstars have the physical ability to contend with a 7-foot tall, 300-pound-plus behemoth, let alone one as experienced and decorated as Kane. Wyatt, however, is nearly 300 lbs. in his own right and has shown in his time at NXT that along with his remarkable power, he has the agility and athleticism of a man half his size.

Then, there are always the massive and ruthless Rowan and Harper waiting in the wings. If Kane is able to deal with the imposing Wyatt, as he has with many of WWE’s greatest Superstars over his storied career, he will likely still have that dangerous and passionately devoted duo to contend with.

Will Kane get fiery vengeance on his puzzling pursuers? Or, will “The Eater of Worlds” and his followers once again leave The Big Red Monster in a heap? Find out on Sunday, Aug. 18, when SummerSlam airs live on pay-per-view.

Aug 6, 2013

Backstage, Daniel Bryan accused Kane of being grumpy and ignoring him. Kane looked down at him and told him he looks like one of seven dwarves. Kane said he’s focussed because he’s never competed in the main event at WrestleMania. “So this is a big deal for me,” Kane said.

Bryan suggested they watch each other’s backs “Team Hell No” style. Bryan offered Kane a hand. Kane hugged Bryan. “Here’s the deal,” Kane said. “You watch my back and I’ll watch my back too.” Kane walked away and Bryan was left shaking his head.

Kane made his entrance followed by Mark Henry, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, and then Chris Jericho. The first four men entered their pods…

3. Mark Henry vs. Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter) vs. Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane in an Elimination Chamber match for a shot at the World Hvt. Championship at WrestleMania 29

Bryan and Jericho started the match. After four minutes of back and forth action, the pod lights flashed and stopped on Swagger’s pod, so Swagger entered the match. Swagger aggressively worked over Bryan and then went after Jericho. He struck Jericho with repeated shots on the steel grating. Bryan recovered and caught Swagger with a knee off the top rope. Bryan threw Jericho inside the ring, suplexed him, and then missed a top rope headbutt. Kane’s pod opened around 8:30.

Kane cleared Swagger from the ring. Bryan rolled up Kane for a two count. Bryan wanted a hug afterward. Kane yelled No!, while Bryan yelled Yes! Bryan pie-faced Kane, who responded with an uppercut. Jericho hoisted Bryan onto his shoulders and Kane clotheslined him off the top for a Doomsday Device. Randy Orton entered the match at 12:40. Kane tried to chokeslam Orton, but he avoided it and slammed Kane into the steel fencing. Orton followed up with a hanging DDT onto the grating. Mark Henry checked into the match around 16:20. He performed the World’s Strongest Slam on Bryan. Daniel Bryan was eliminated by Mark Henry in 16:35.

Henry’s tirade continued as he slammed Orton through the glass on one of the pods. The glass didn’t break, rather it came off the hinges. Moments later, Henry performed the World’s Strongest Slam on Kane. Kane was eliminated by Mark Henry in 18:20.

Orton set up for the RKO, but Jericho pushed him off. Jericho went for the Lionsault, but Orton blocked it and RKO’d Jericho. Chris Jericho was eliminated by Randy Orton in 31:20. Swagger immediately rolled up Orton and pinned him. Randy Orton was pinned by Jack Swagger in 31:25.

Jack Swagger beat Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, Kane, and Daniel Bryan to win the Elimination Chamber match

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Feb 18, 2013

From WWE’s first visit to Brooklyn, N.Y., in more than three decades to the first pay-per-view held in New York City’s most populous borough (most people think it’s Manhattan), WWE TLC 2012 will forever be remembered by the WWE Universe as a night of new beginnings.

Unfortunately for Team Hell No & Ryback, their inaugural trip to the new Barclays Center ended in frustration while their mysterious opponents, The Shield, achieved an important milestone.

The troublemaking threesome of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns seized victory in their WWE debut bout by besting their rivals Sunday evening in the first-ever Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match in WWE history to be decided solely by pinfall or submission. Reigns clinched the win for his side by putting Daniel Bryan through a table with a powerbomb as Ryback and Kane lied helpless.

Though their participation was ordered by decree of WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon less than two weeks ago, the combatants in the Six-Man TLC Match certainly needed little motivation to get amped up for the contest. The Shield introduced themselves to the WWE Universe by targeting Ryback during his WWE Title opportunity against CM Punk at Survivor Series 2012. Explaining the tactics as a symbol of their efforts to shield WWE from what they perceived as “injustice,” Ambrose, Rollins & Reigns then expanded their efforts by attacking Team Hell No and other Superstars without warning.

The reigning WWE Tag Team Champions aligned with Ryback in hopes of taking The Shield upstarts down a notch at WWE TLC. Despite no disqualifications or count-outs in effect as well as an abundant supply of tables, ladders and chairs at their disposal, Team Hell No and the fledgling brute still had their hands full with the NXT invaders.

Both the titleholders and Ryback got the jump on their opponents as the three insurgents approached ringside through the capacity crowd at the Barclays Center. Their initial tactic of divide and conquer appeared to work in the early goings, as the six-sided battle briefly turned into three one-on-one brawls that favored the ring veterans.

Things then took a turn for the extreme as Kane, the only competitor in the match with prior experience in a TLC Match, introduced the first ladder into play. Reigns countered that by bringing the first chair into the melee and using it to neutralize the imposing presence of The Devil’s Favorite Demon.

That theme — constantly and consistently evening the odds — repeated itself through the rest of the match, as the members of The Shield employed a strategy of ganging up on individual opponents whenever possible. As Kane attacked Rollins by sandwiching him in a ladder, Ambrose appeared to level The Big Red Monster with a DDT onto a chair. When Ryback prepared to knock out Ambrose and Rollins by leaving them Shell Shocked, Reigns emerged to break up the attempt. Soon after, the intimidating Ryback found himself on the wrong end of a three-man powerbomb through the Spanish announce Table.

Then The Shield elevated a highly anticipated clash into a true slobberknocker. Ambrose and Rollins propped up a table over the corner of the ring, then promptly used it as a platform from which they hurled Bryan with a superplex. As Kane came to the aid of his partner, Reigns kept him at bay and eventually put the tag titleholder out of commission with a sternum crushing spear through the ringside barrier. And after Bryan’s final attempts to claim victory by making each of the NXT invaders tap out with the “No!” Lock, he fell prey to a timely boot blast by Rollins.

Ryback managed to make the save at that point, but he chose to follow his opponents’ path down the entrance ramp and toward the stage area. He even managed to finish off Rollins by pushing the former NXT competitor off a ladder into a pair of tables stacked high, but that small moral victory left him far from the bout’s final moments.

As Ryback regained his senses near the entrance ramp, Ambrose and Reigns doubled up on the outnumbered Bryan in the middle of the squared circle. The diabolical duo finally put Bryan through a table with a vicious powerbomb, leaving him lifeless on the ring apron. Reigns folded Bryan up for an easy pinfall.

With the win, each member of The Shield now joins a select group of Superstars who won their WWE debut match at a pay-per-view. That group also includes Kane, who defeated Mankind in his first WWE bout at Survivor Series 1997.

Unfortunately for The Big Red Monster, neither he nor his WWE TLC teammates could preclude Ambrose, Rollins & Reigns from accomplishing that feat. And it remains to be seen if anyone in WWE can stop The Shield from imposing their will on the WWE Universe in the weeks and months to come.

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Dec 17, 2012

By order of WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, the ultra-intense Ryback will join forces with WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No to battle The Shield at WWE TLC — in a match that could prove to be the ultimate showdown of pure destruction the like of which the squared circle has not seen in some time.

The stage was originally set for WWE Champion CM Punk to go one-on-one with Ryback, putting the illustrious title he’s held for more than a year on the line in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match against the eternally hungry No. 1 contender.

That all came to a crashing halt, however, on the Dec. 3 edition of Raw when Ryback put The Second City Saint through a table. Less than 24 hours later, Punk would undergo surgery for the injury (FULL STORY), putting the titleholder on the shelf temporarily and leaving a huge void in the upcoming pay-per-view picture.

Despite the unfortunate circumstances that will hold up a Punk vs. Ryback showdown, the match that Mr. McMahon announced via an official statement was, in a way, fate (READ MR.MCMAHON’S STATEMENT). After all, in a pay-per-view dedicated to pain and unpredictability, who better to headline the event than six Superstars hell-bent on complete and utter destruction?

For weeks now, the combination of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins have been running wild, launching seemingly unwarranted attacks on competitor after competitor in the name of “justice.” Through it all, three of their favorite targets have been none other than Ryback, Daniel Bryan and Kane.

In fact, the first time the trio assaulted Ryback at Survivor Series, it effectively cost him the WWE Title and left him hungry for retribution. “Feed [him] more!” (PHOTOS)

The Shield assaulted the dangerous WWE Tag Team Champions on both the Nov. 26 and Dec 3 editions of Raw, allowing the previously reluctant partners to find a whole new reason to be unified. When Kane & Bryan sought retribution against the mysterious trio, it was Ryback who emerged to add to their cause. (WATCH)

Ryback represents the perfect force-of-nature to take on the brutal faction. Since he emerged in WWE last year, the furious Superstar unleashed a non-stop onslaught on everyone in sight. And no one can dispute Kane & Bryan as two of the most ruthless competitors on the roster today.

But as intimidating as they are, time will tell whether it will be enough to overcome their virtually unknown adversaries who have shown, time and time again, they are capably of strategic anarchy. Find out who will emerge victorious when Ryback and Team Hell No lock horns with The Shield at WWE TLC — Sunday Dec. 16 at 8/5 PT, only on pay-per-view.

Dec 5, 2012

Team Ziggler (Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barrett, Damien Sandow & David Otunga) def. Team Foley (Randy Orton, WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No, The Miz & Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston)

As the T-shirt says, it’s not showing off if you back it up. And Dolph Ziggler found himself vindicated, validated and ensconced in WWE history when he fulfilled his own prophecy, and stood tall as the sole survivor of his Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match in Indianapolis.

Backing it up isn’t always the easiest thing to do, however, even if you’re Dolph Ziggler. It didn’t look like things were going to go so great for The Showoff at first, as internal discord threatened to tear his squad apart before the 26th annual Survivor Series even started. His fortunes didn’t immediately improve after the opening bell, either. Trouble struck for Team Ziggler early on when last-minute addition David Otunga (replacing the injured Cody Rhodes) found himself subject to a multi-pronged onslaught from two of Team Foley’s aces, Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston and WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan.

A last-minute reversal by Otunga left Bryan down, though, and the Harvard Law grad summoned Damien Sandow from Ziggler’s ranks. The tag looked promising initially after Sandow floored Bryan with the Elbow of Disdain, but Bryan’s comeback left The Enlightened One so beaten down he actually attempted to leave the match. Kane was having none of it, though, retrieving Sandow mid-retreat and feeding “The Duke of Decency” to the submission technician. Kane tagged himself in to execute the Chokeslam that drew first blood for Team Foley.

Ziggler caught a break, though, after Team Foley nearly collapsed in on itself following Sandow’s elimination. Team Hell No quickly dissolved into their trademark bickering, with Kane going so far as to toss Bryan from the ring. The Showoff capitalized on The Big Red Monster’s preoccupation, hitting Kane with the Zig Zag to send the demon packing. The Miz and Randy Orton nearly came to blows as well, but The Hardcore Legend’s team eventually closed ranks when Kofi sent Ziggler tumbling through the air with a textbook monkey flip, boosting morale considerably for the mismatched fan favorites.

Bryan and Barrett tagged in next, and although the brawling Englishman softened the “No!” man up nicely, Otunga proved unable to capitalize. He was promptly wrenched into the “No!” Lock, submitting to Bryan’s patented hold and bringing the score to 2-1 in favor of Team Foley. Alberto Del Rio attempted to pick up the pieces, but was quickly tossed over the ropes by Bryan. The submission expert tagged in Kofi, but “The Wildcat” was sent to the showers when Del Rio called up Barrett. The Englishman made quick work of the Intercontinental Champion, felling Kofi with the 1-2 combo of the Winds of Change and the thunderous Bull Hammer elbow.

Next up was Randy Orton, who went toe-to-toe with his former Survivor Series counterpart (the two were team captains at last year’s fall classic). When Orton’s attempt to tag in The Miz was unceremoniously rebuked by The Awesome One, Bryan stepped in to resume the attack. A flurry of offense by the WWE Tag Team Champion was cut short when Barrett booted Bryan from the ring and tagged in Del Rio. Amazingly, The Mexican Aristocrat would escape the “No!” Lock and force Bryan to submit to the Cross Armbreaker, giving Team Ziggler the advantage for the first time in the contest.

Orton gave Del Rio a taste of his own medicine, stomping on The Mexican Aristocrat’s arm with great prejudice in an imitation of Del Rio’s own time-honored strategy. The master soon showed the crowd how it was done, going to town on Orton’s arm and summoning Ziggler to finish The Viper off. The Showoff proved unsuccessful, though, and was forced to call Barrett to finish what he started.

If only Orton hadn’t reached Miz first.

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Nov 19, 2012