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WWE News:  Original plans for Kane to have another brother revealed

19.91K   //    07 Dec 2017, 11:08 IST

Undertaker and K
Undertaker and Kane was close to having another sibling in 2003

What's the story?

On this week's edition of The Wrestling Inc. Podcast, they were joined by two-time former TNA Tag Team Champion, Matt Morgan, who revealed some interesting information. Morgan stated that back when he was in WWE, there were plans in place to be the brother of Kane and go by the name Abel.

In case you didn't know...

Matt Morgan made his biggest impact in professional wrestling as part of the Fortune stable, but in between his stints with the WWE and TNA, Morgan was an American Gladiator. In 2009, NBC revived the American Gladiators competition show that was made popular from 1989 to 1996.

The heart of the matter

When Morgan was training in the developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, then lead booker and part owner, Jim Cornette, came up with the idea of Morgan losing a match where "the loser leaves town" and return to the company masked and known as The Blueprint (his actual nickname in TNA).

All of this was to groom him to be able to perform with a mask and be the brother of Kane. Morgan would say the following about the prospect of that gimmick:

"And I would've killed for that! I would've worn a hood gladly for that just because I'm a huge 'Taker and Kane fan. What leads to Kane leads to 'Taker, right? Nine-year-old Matt Morgan inside was going bananas."

In the end, the idea was nixed all the way from the top, by Vince McMahon.

What's next?

Matt Morgan made a surprise return to Impact Wrestling this year as a part of Jeremy Borash's team when he feuded with play-by-play announcer Josh Mathews. Then the company was known as Global Force Wrestling and when they changed their plans and started to tour, he left again.

Though he's not officially retired from professional wrestling, he is now in the world of politics where he was elected a commissioner for the city of Longwood, Florida.

At the age of 41, and in phenomenal shape, the potential of Morgan to return to the ring could happen sometime down the road.


Author's take

I enjoyed Matt Morgan's work as "The Blueprint" in Impact Wrestling, so I believe if they went through with the gimmick of being Kane's brother, it could have ended up being something very interesting.

This was about the time when Kane became unmasked for the first time, I wonder if they went through with this story with Morgan, if that would delay the unmasking, or if it would have ever happened.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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