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.