And I am here to say, I think it’s worth it for WWE to deviate from the script. It’s time for the Big Red Monster to become a Big Red World Champion once again.
It’s been a long time since he held a major singles title, and there was a stretch there where I figured his tag title reign with Daniel Bryan was his token final title run. He has been a good soldier, after all. He’s been around as long as pretty much anyone on the roster today. He’s seen it all, done it all and then some. He’s backed up Seth Rollins, saved him, kept him World Champion-and so many other roles. So why can’t he finally get his measure of (storyline) revenge on the young talent?
And aside from a nice reward and a final run before he rides off into the sunset, I do think it’s time for a change. And I think what better way to change things up than by having Rollins defeated by Kane, at Hell In A Cell. Maybe Kane holds the title for minutes. Maybe only days or weeks. But change it up, give a veteran a run, and put Rollins (and potentially others) in the role of hunter, not hunted.
Will it happen? Hard to say. I kind of figured if Rollins was going to drop it, it would have been to Sting, to give that legend his own token title run-and we all know how that turned out. But I think a run, however brief, makes a lot of sense for Kane, and can make a lot of sense for Rollins. Even if you give Kane the win, just to have Rollins invoke the rematch clause, be it at the following night’s RAW, or next month’s Survivor Series, it changes things up enough-even if you have Rollins regain it quickly. I could live with Rollins only briefly being without the title, because in the right situation it will boost Rollins yet again.
What do you think? Would you embrace another Kane championship reign?