On this past episode of Monday Night Raw, the highly anticipated debut of the Wyatt Family occurred. Throughout the program, there were segments that brought us into their personal habitat. After the match that pitted Money in the Bank participants Kane and Christian against each other, Bray Wyatt appeared on the TitanTron and cut one last promo before their debut.
Only this time, "We're coming," changed to "We're here."
Walking in the dark arena while only being led by a lantern, Bray Wyatt "blew out" the flame only for the lights to come on seconds later—with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan prepared to gang attack Kane.
This mission was a success.
During the attack, Harper and Rowan rammed one end of the steel steps into the other while Kane's head was in between. This caused Kane to suffer an injury and be carted off on a stretcher.
Per the WWE medical staff, this injury is quite major.
WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann said:
Due to the head and neck trauma suffered by Kane, we precautiously immobilized his cervical spine with a cervical collar. He’s been transported to a local trauma facility and is currently undergoing further evaluation.
This attack is potentially going to turn out costly for former WWE and World Heavyweight champion Kane, who "is now doubtful to compete in the Money in the Bank All-Stars Ladder Match," according to WWE.
Although Kane was one of the least likely participants to win the match, it does bring up the reason why WWE decided to go with this angle. Over the past year, we have seen a softer, more compassionate side of Kane, a far cry from the menacing, black-hearted Kane of old.
Could this storyline be a possible excuse for Kane to be out of action for a while in order to revert to his dark ways to counteract the militia of the Wyatt Family? Or could this be used to bring back the Brothers of Destruction for SummerSlam?
According to Wrestling Inc, both options are viable. It just depends on the status of The Undertaker leading into the pay-per-view. He was last seen on an episode of SmackDown following WrestleMania, where he was jumped by The Shield.
Seemingly, he would jump back into an angle with them when he returns, but it appears as if the Wyatt Family is more of a primary focus right now. A one-off attack by The Undertaker during a match on Raw involving The Shield would suffice, with the Wyatt Family—already feuding with Kane—deciding to jump 'Taker after he has cleared the ring of The Shield. This would lead to a Wyatt Family/Brothers of Destruction match at SummerSlam.
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