Kane will always be tied to The Undertaker not only due to their storyline connection but also the success that they had together. Once Kane made his debut as the character in 1997 during Taker’s Hell in a Cell match against Shawn Michaels, it led to a long and successful career for the “Big Red Machine.”
Throughout the years they have battled each other in matches as well as team up together. Their most notable matches took place at WrestleMania, which is the biggest event of the year for the WWE. The first match was WrestleMania 14 in 1998 and the second contest went down at WrestleMania 20 in 2004.
Kane opened up on his relationship with The Undertaker while speaking with WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin on the Steve Austin Show.
“We already had a conversation two years prior when I was Isaac Yankem. That’s a lot of the reason that when I got the Fake Diesel character that it was a lot more successful because I realized what I had to do because Mark already had a conversation, but after the Kane deal it wasn’t like he ever stood up and said it, but I understood. A lot of times, again, I’d mess up and feel bad about it and the reason I’d feel bad is because I felt like I’d let him down. He had invested so much in the character. The first night I dropped him. I tombstone pile drived The Undertaker.
That never happens. That made me right off the bat and anything I would do to mess that up hurt him because he had done that for me. I would go to him once and awhile and say, ‘So and so wants me to do this,’ and he’d counsel me, ‘Do whatever you want to do, but I wouldn’t do that, if I was in your spot.’ That was awesome for me.”
H/T to WrestleZone for the transcription