Kane last appeared on "Friday Night Smackdown" in late July when he was savagely attacked by Mark Henry. Kane has not appeared since the attack, but a recent teaser video showcased the potential of his return to the WWE. The key moment of this vignette was the ending shot of his classic mask in flames.
History of Masked Kane
When Kane debuted he wore a red and black mask to cover his "disfigured" face that occurred as a result of a childhood house fire. In 2003, Kane lost a match on "WWE Raw" that cost him his mask and he has not worn it ever since.
The unmasked Kane has had just about as much success as the masked Kane. He has won multiple titles including a lengthy World Heavyweight Championship run in 2010. Kane has become one of the elite stars in the WWE and even though he will be in the Undertaker's shadow, he deserves a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Masked Kane Return Feuds
If and when the Masked Kane returns to "Friday Night Smackdown," there is a lot of speculation as to who his future opponents will be. There is no doubt that Kane will want Vengeance on Mark Henry, but he could also blame Randy Orton for not helping him during the brutal attack.
A Kane and Orton feud could go right into Wrestlemania, but the Masked Kane return could coincide with the return of his on-screen brother, the Undertaker. The Undertaker and Kane have faced each other numerous times, but fans would love another Wrestlemania battle between the two that can send off their WWE careers.
A third potential opponent for Kane is a match against his long friend and rival Mick Foley. The return of a Masked Kane could lead to the return of Mick Foley's masked character Mankind. The two characters started out in dark territory and a return to their classic storylines could create great buzz and WWE action for nostalgic fans.
A return to the beginning could be a sign of the end for the "Big Red Monster." Kane should have a one-storyline character that turned into a decade-plus Superstar in the WWE. He has been in numerous successful tag teams including partners like The Undertaker, Big Show, RVD and The Hurricane. He has headlined several WWE pay per view events and was managed by Paul Bearer for several years.
Returning to his roots is the best way to celebrate the Superstar as he may potentially call it quits from the WWE.
"Friday Night Smackdown" airs at 8 pm ET on the SyFy Network.