Although in recent years he has been away from the ring more than in it as he focused more attention on running for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, he recently made a surprise return to action and has had a feud going with Braun Strowman for the last few weeks.
Over his two decades in the WWE, Kane has won 11 tag team championships (with a host of different partners), two Intercontinental Championships and two or three World Championships (depending on how you count them). And while none of those numbers are WWE records, The Big Red Machine does hold a bunch of records. Here are five of them.
5. MOST TOTAL WWE MATCHES
Depending on where you get the information, you might find different numbers, but either way, Kane has probably participated in over 1,600 matches in the WWE! That is a big number, but it looks even bigger when you put it in context.
The Superstar in the number two spot is The Big Show with around 1,400 matches and the face that runs the place, John Cena is number three on the list at around 1,300. And in case you were wondering, his “brother” The Undertaker is right around the 800 match mark. Basically half of Kane’s incredible total.
4. MOST ROYAL RUMBLE MATCHES & MATCH TIME
While his brother The Undertaker is more synonymous with WrestleMania than any other Superstar in the history of the WWE, the same should be true for Kane and the Royal Rumble.
While Kane never actually won the Royal Rumble, he participated in more than any other superstar with 19 and his total Royal Rumble match time is a ridiculous 1115 minutes and 28 seconds. And as with most of Kane’s records, this one is even more impressive when put into perspective.
The superstar with the second most Royal Rumble appearances is Shawn Michaels with 13. And as for the total match time for The Heartbreak Kid, well it is over 300 minutes less at 773 minutes and 56 seconds!
And Kane’s Royal Rumble records don’t end there.
3. MOST ROYAL RUMBLE ELIMINATIONS
When it comes to most Royal Rumble eliminations ever Kane again finds himself standing atop the list. In his long career, The Big Red Machine has eliminated 42 other participants in Royal Rumble matches, which puts him three ahead of second place— none other than Shawn Michaels who stands at 39.
And also, up until the 2014 Royal Rumble, Kane also held the record for most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble event with 11. However, at the 2014 event, Roman Reigns took over that record when he eliminated 12 other superstars.
2. MOST WWE UNFORGIVEN MATCHES
For new fans to the WWE, this one might not make any sense. So, for those of you how don’t know—or don’t remember—Unforgiven was a now-defunct WWE Pay-per-view event.
The first Unforgiven took place in April of 1999 as an In Your House event (which featured the famous Inferno Match between Kane and The Undertaker) and ran under its own branding yearly starting in September of 1999. The last Unforgiven pay-per-view took place on Sept. 7, 2008.
So, in all, there were 11 Unforgiven shows and Kane holds the record for most Unforgiven matches with 10! The Devil’s Favorite Demon only missed one.
1.MOST PAY-PER-VIEW MATCHES
Not only is he the king of the Royal Rumble and Unforgiven pay-per-views, Kane could be called the pay-per-view king in general as The Big Red Monster has actually made more WWE pay-per-view appearances than any superstar in history.
Kane has appeared in 171 pay-per-views, which puts him five ahead of his Brothers Of Destruction partner The Undertaker, eight ahead of Triple H and 18 in front of John Cena.
Kane can sometimes be overlooked when discussing the greatest and most important superstars in the history of the WWE. But this record—along with the total matches record —are maybe the best examples of the man’s stature and continued ability to be relevant and perform at a high level over the course of two decades and through a multitude of different WWE eras.
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