Kane kicked off the show by giving the fans exactly what they wanted: a Kane versus Rollins match. It wouldn’t be Corporate Kane that faced off against Rollins. The Demon Kane was the persona that Rollins had to wrestle. Not only that, this match had a twist. Corporate Kane decided it would be a Lumberjack Match.
Kane Wins Over Rollins on RAW
While the World Heavyweight Title was not at stake, it was apparent that Kane only wanted to get the best of Rollins. With Rollins unable to escape the ring due to the Lumberjacks waiting outside the ring, Kane was able to dominate Rollins for a solid majority of the match. At the end, the Demon Kane cleanly delivered a tombstone piledriver, leaving Rollins unconscious in the middle of the ring.
One of the biggest knocks on Rollins is the fact that he always finds a way to weasel his way into a win. Rollins’ feat of holding onto the WWE Heavyweight Championship is actually quite impressive when you think about it. Since winning the belt at WrestleMania, Rollins has devised methods that ensures he is the competitor wearing the World Heavyweight Title when he leaves the building. Could Kane put a stop to that?
Could Seth Rollins Lose His Title?
Given the result we saw on the last WWE Raw, Rollins could be at risk for losing his title to Kane. Let’s face it though, it’s hard to see Kane winning the WWE title from Rollins. Kane got the W over Rollins in a Lumberjack match and one has to assume that Kane will have an advantage when going into the match at Hell in a Cell. So how does Rollins pull of the win?
Kane and his demonic mentality should put Rollins at a disadvantage. However Rollins seems to always pull out all of the stops as he has shown at recent pay per views. With Rollins having to resort to using people like Jon Stewart in order to win matches over his competitors, it begs the question as to whether or not Seth Rollins will win this match without some sort of controversy.
Tin Foil Hat Time
Another scenario that could play out is that Kane could win the title on Sunday Night, only to lose it the following night on Raw.
That point is brought up because back in the Attitude Era, Kane beat Stone Cold Steve Austin for the Title at First Blood, only to lose it back to Stone Cold the next night on Raw. This encounter made Kane one of the shortest reigning World Heavyweight champions of all time.
Could WWE do a repeat? Another factor to keep consider is the fact that Sheamus has the Money in the Bank briefcase in his possession. Could Sheamus want to enact revenge on Kane for ruining his opportunity to cash in his MITB contract at WWE Night of Champions?