Kane discusses The Undertaker as his mentor

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Kane discusses The Undertaker as his mentor

Kane has won nineteen titles, including three world titles, having held the WWF Championship, the ECW Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship. Kane is also a twelve-time couple champion, having held the World Tag Team Championship nine times, once the WCW Tag Team Championship and twice the WWE Tag Team Championship with several companions.

Among other titles, he also won the Hardcore Championship once, the Intercontinental Championship twice and the 24/7 Championships once. He was also the winner of Money in the Bank in the 2010 edition. Together with The Undertaker, he has formed one of the most iconic tag teams ever.

Kane on The Undertaker as his mentor

In an interview with Radio Times, Kane discussed The Undertaker as his mentor: “That is a hard question because, at different times, WWE has changed, and I hate that question, no offence!

It’s hard because you have different generations. I think The Undertaker character is the greatest character in WWE history. When you talk about the biggest superstars he’s in the top five, but as far as the actual character goes, by far, it’s him.

He was influential in my career from the very start. He was my role model in the ring. I was a huge fan of the character, and also Mark Calaway as a performer and an athlete, he can do stuff a person that size had never done before.

We often forget that because the character is so cool, we forget that part of the Undertaker, this guy who is 6ft 8, 6ft 9, 300lbs and could move like a cat and do all this amazingly athletic stuff. People that big just shouldn’t be able to do that."

Kane also added, "That to me is really what made the Undertaker special. A lot of people could have done the character maybe, not as well as he did, but no-one except him could have brought the athleticism to the character that he did.

When I first came to WWE in 1995 I was struggling and he was the guy that took me to the side and said ‘if you want to stay here you better get into gear’ and that really helped me. I think we had a friendly rivalry over the years, he has a tremendous worth ethic and I believe I did too and that pushed both of us further”.