The Complete History of the WWE Championship - Part 7
Kane (June 28, 1998 - June 28, 1998)
Kane, fresh off his feud with The Undertaker, challenged Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWE Championship in a highly entertaining First Blood battle at King of the Ring 1998.
The finish was telegraphed by a pre-match stipulation in which Kane had declared if he lost the match he would set himself on fire.
A petrol canister stood at ringside to hammer the point home. If Kane lost, he would set himself alight!
Thankfully, that traumatic occurrence did not come to pass as Kane would be victorious in the title bout.
The Undertaker interfered, seemingly in favour of Austin, buy accidentally walloped the champion with a steel chair, causing him to bleed profusely.
As per the title match stipulations, Kane was declared the winner. However, the reign would be short lived as he would drop the title to Austin the next night on RAW in another stunning battle.
Published 18 Aug 2019, 10:25 IST