When it comes to Kane, the things I admire about him mostly circle around character work. In that field he is amazing, in my opinion way better than the Undertaker. He was an attraction most of his career because of decent gimmicks, presence and solid charisma. Both masked and unmasked Kane were purely amazing. Being a ‘monster’ suited him very well because of terryfing look that would often give me chills when I started watching wrestling as a kid. I even like his character work before he adopted the name ‘Kane’, that dentist gimmick wasn’t bad at all. He was bad on the mic but his gimmicks didn’t really request anything better.
However, when it comes to more important things such as in-ring skills he wasn’t that impressive. Have to admit, he was still far better than the other guys his size but still, his matches were always average at best. Diving clothesline and chokeslam were quite good, but the other moves were not on a decent level at all. Judging solely by his wrestling abilities he never should have been a world champion, but I guess he managed to fill those blank fields with character work so it was relatively ok.
My overall grade would be 6/10. He’s slightly above average mostly because of non-wrestling qualities. Still, better than Roman Reigns in every single aspect which is sad when you look at that guy’s booking.
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