Finished up disc one of the Kane DVD. This might be shocking, but it didn't really suck. Sure there were no instant classics or MOTYs, but there was only one or two matches I'd rate below good. Lots of good matches, a couple of really good ones, but nothing actively bad.
So in a continuation of the Undertaker-feud, Kane vs. Undertaker in an Inferno Match. For the sheer spectacle it's worth a view. Match-wise it's decent, but really - you gotta see the fire explode when they slam each other and what not for that alone.
Next is Undertaker vs. Steve Austin in 1st Blood Match. It's your typical, good Austin-style brawl. They brawl in the ring. The Cell lowers. They brawl in the cell. The cell rises. They brawl in the entrance. Shenanigans occur with the Undertaker hitting Austin and before you know it, Austin is losing because he's bleeding.
Fast-forward to '99 where Kane teams with X-Pac against Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett for the tag titles. WACKY PARTNERS~! Kane and X-Pac win a meaningless match and the belts.
Fast-forward again until the end of '99 to X-Pac vs. Kane in a cage. A surprisingly good and fun match here. The stips say that only X-Pac can win by escape, so when he climbs over - Kane walks out underneath him to catch him. Clever, that. Lots of interference, nullifying the purpose of the cage, but it's still good fun.
Fast-forward one whole year to end of 2000 in a Chris Jericho vs. Kane Last Man Standing match. This what fought over a coffee spill. Another good, fun match with tons of brawls and Jericho doing his best to walk Kane through it. The ending is great, with Jericho knocking over a wall of barrels to keep Kane down.
We end this DVD with Kane/Undertaker vs. Dudleys vs. Edge & Christian. Another fun match, although this is more Dudleys vs. Edge & Christian with Kane and Undertaker tossed in casually. In fact, Haku and Rikishi take 'taker and Kane out of the match. Some nice table teases and it was interesting to see the mid-card interact with a main eventer.
Match of the Day goes to Steve Austin vs. Kane.
"Hogan is trying to get Yokozuna into WCW. Remember, he still has a win he needs to get back" - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter: December 08, 1997