Kane made his iconic debut at In Your House: Badd Blood in 1997 during the Hell In A Cell Match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. Kane came out and immediately made an impact as he delivered the Tombstone Piledriver to the Undertaker.
During Something To Wrestle With, Bruce Prichard talked about the original plans WWE had for Kane on the main roster. This would have seen Brother Love as his manager.
The plan was ultimately cancelled by Vince McMahon after one promo run-through.
“We actually had an idea for me to come back and end up managing Kane with dark red hair…Now, this was 1997-ish, maybe ’98, so it had to be right after that [Kane debuted at Badd Blood in October 1997]. Shortly after that. But the idea was that my hair was red, basically, the color of Undertaker’s hair and the idea was that I was going to come back under the auspices of helping The Undertaker feud with his brother Kane. We would basically do a kind of a switch, but after the promos, Vince [McMahon], classic Vince, can tell you that you’re a piece of sh*t and that it really sucks by telling you how great you are. Then you walk away feeling good but just sh*t all over.
[Imitating McMahon] ‘Goddamnit pal, that’s not a heel promo, that’s a babyface promo. Goddamn that was strong. Strong, Strong. Way to go.’”