During the recent European tour, WWE Superstar Kane was interviewed by Top Rope Press. In that session, he commented about the reasons which have led to the noteworthy success of Smackdown Live.
Kane stated that the fans have been enjoying the performances by the blue brand superstars, with that being the reason why they tuned in every week. The Big Red Machine admitted that the red brand has been the flagship show of the company for several years but such perceptions changed when Smackdown started to air live on Tuesdays.
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The two-hour format of the blue brand, which features a suitable balance between in-ring action and segments, has helped it to become the better show, according to Kane.
Kane believes that RAW has a disadvantage with the three-hour format as it is difficult to produce the amount of required content every week. For years, Smackdown was treated as the secondary show of the WWE but the recent changes to its format have helped elevate its’ status. Kane went on to say:
“I think that SmackDown is really going places where it probably wasn’t capable of going a few years ago.”
As he is one of the oldest members of the WWE roster, Kane was asked about the secret to a lengthy career in the pro-wrestling industry. He answered:
“I think that the key to the longevity is being able to reinvent yourself and to adopt and incorporate different things into your character.”
The former World Champion stated that the likes of Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Triple H etc had been able to enjoy lengthy careers because they were always open to change. He also suggested that wrestlers must be ready to step out of their comfort zone and adapt accordingly.
Kane insisted that he has “never been afraid to do” so, and that was the reason why he accepted the tag team run with Daniel Bryan. He mentioned that his involvement in the Team Hell No marked a significant departure from the original persona of Kane.
Here’s a video segment that shows Kane’s character, as a part of Team Hell No:
Kane made his WWE debut during a brutal Hell in a Cell encounter between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels at Bad Blood 1997.
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