Kane. Where do I begin?
How about the fact that he isn't Kane? He hasn't acted as Kane in 10 years. I'm not just talking about the mask ruining his character but also the fact that he isn't referred to as the 'big red machine' anymore. The way he doesnt do those situps after hes been knocked out. The way hes more than happy to job to everybody tarnishing that scary 1997 monster. The guy lost a loser takes off mask match and then he decides to take his shirt off aswell and his wig. He had one of the coolest gimmicks and attires in wrestling history and he ruins it. His current attire is awful. He looks like a bondage slave and it doesnt disguise the fact that he tarnished his legacy by revealing his stupid Homer Simpson face. Then there is his wrestling matches which are just plain tedious. His moveset is more limited than John Cena. Sidewalk slam-pin for 2 count- clothesline from top rope-look for the chokeslam. Fucking boring. Oh and he hasn't had a great match since Judgement Day 2001. Everything since then has been poor or mediocre. Go on tell me i'm wrong.
I wish every wrestler from the AE well but not this guy. Please Glenn I know you'r a nice intelligent guy but please get the fuck off my screen. It may be too late to save Kane's reputation but you can still save me from boredom.
I feel like I couldn't disagree more (respectfully, of course). The Kane character would have gotten stale as hell if he had never gotten past the voice-box, head-turning, glove-grabbing monster--I'm not saying at all that wasn't him at his best, but at some point some changes do need to happen. Seriously, how much longer do you think the scary, masked, fire-wielding monster could have gone on for reasonably? Unmasked Kane tends to get a bad rep, but only because he had to live up to 1997-1999 standards--trying to look at it objectively, there were definitely some amazing moments during his unmasked era (and personally, I liked it a lot--he had menacing evil moments on-par with stuff from the AE). The one thing I can agree on is that while there's a time and place for Kane to be funny, I don't think he should ever be a comedy character (the man's practically on a Santino/R-Truth level currently).
But all this is really beside the point if you're talking "legacy." I could understand if Glenn as a person went the Scott Hall/Roddy Piper route and showed up to everything intoxicated, but the man has stayed faithfully committed to a character for 15 years now and is one of the most respected, professional guys in WWE. Hell, even Taker got a break from the Deadman gimmick for a few years--would you say his legacy is tarnished because he wasn't Taker? Most of what you say regarding Kane's "legacy" just comes down to you not liking his attires, move-sets, and face as well as the fact that he hasn't been doing the exact same gimmick for 15 years. Also, you complain about his limited, repetitive moveset, yet you don't like how he doesn't do the "sitting up" thing anymore? Because that would never get stale...It's astounding to me how you claim that in 11 years ("since 2001"), he hasn't had ONE single match that was better than "mediocre." Even someone who absolutely despises everything about Kane could manage to find one good match.
And I'm pretty sure that he's constantly referred to as the "Big Red Monster
" even today. Admittedly, I'm not sure if he's still referred to as the "Big Red Machine
" but we're just splitting hairs at that point.