WWE Hall of Famer Kane has revealed why Vince McMahon went “ballistic” about the ‘Imposter Kane’ that debuted in 2006.
The ‘Imposter Kane’ was played by Luke Gallows, but it was the outfit – specifically the wig – that was the reason McMahon had the whole thing pulled from TV.
Speaking in a Q&A at Steel City Con, Kane said:
“He (Vince McMahon) actually — I never really got that much (Vince yelling) because… Vince would more direct his criticism at people producing the matches, okay, because he didn’t want to, you know, he didn’t want to jump on the performers, alright? So I never really got that much.
“In Drew’s (Luke Gallows’) case, it’s kind of funny because they had that short-lived Kane thing, right? That he was the imposter Kane and what happened was…
“So I’d gone down and seen Drew’s outfit and stuff and we’d kind of worked a little bit together before he debuted as that, down where NXT was at that time in Georgia and he’s wearing this wig and it was like a synthetic hair wig and it was terrible and I was like, I remember calling I think Johnny Laurinaitis or someone and saying, ‘It’s great but the wig’s gotta go, okay? The wig looks as fake as all get out’.
“They didn’t switch the wig and there he is on live TV with this frizzy hair and Vince went ballistic. Not at him, but at the fact that the thing looked silly and that was actually why that whole thing was ditched was because Vince thought it made such a terrible impression and actually made Kane, my character look bad because here you have this person – you’ve got this guy with bad hair beating me up basically.”
Kane’s most recent appearance on WWE TV was the September 17 episode of SmackDown in Knoxville, where he presented hometown hero Bianca Belair with a key to the city.
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