Originally Posted by grey1994
why do ppl make such a big deal out of the mask? There is absolutely no difference other than cosmetic. I mean really ppl it's the same guy
I'm guessing from your user name that you're too young to remember anything about masked Kane from 1997 - 1998.
Saying there's no difference is pretty ignorant. Yeah, same guy, but the character is absolutely different. You had a mysterious monster under the control of Paul Bearer, scarred from the flames of the fire caused by his brother, The Undertaker, coming back to seek revenge. He didn't speak, no one thought he could speak, people wanted to see the disfigured and scarred face underneath the mask.
All at the same time, he was absolutely terrifying. His debut, ripping the door off the hinges, leaving The Undertaker with a look in his eyes that we've never seen before at that time, and he easily beats him down...
Spent months making random appearances, beating down jobbers and mid-carders, even setting a guy on fire. Gave me nightmares. Just his power and mystique was incredible to watch and gave fans the fear that his lack of stability could put them in harms way.
I won't continue to go on... But yeah, how's that in any way the same as his current character?