10 Great WWE Wrestlers Who Had Terrible First World Title Reigns
As one of the scariest men to ever step between the ropes, you'd think Kane would've had a more meaningful run as world champion . He was a skilled, terrifying monster, but rarely ever
got a look in with regards to the WWE Championship. Instead, he found himself as
a tag team specialist for most of his career. Despite this, he did become a world
champion with the company one year after donning the mask. However, the ‘Big Red Machine’ hardly set the world on fire
with his first run as WWF Champion in 1998.
Kane’s reign lasted 19 hours and was won under
dubious circumstances, thanks to Mankind and The Undertaker’s interference. Not
only that, Mick Foley's deranged alter ego and ‘Taker overshadowed Kane’s achievement with their
infamous Hell in a Cell match. After he lost the WWF Championship back to
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin on Raw, it took 12 years for the ‘Devil’s Favourite
Demon’ to win a major WWE title again.
No one can say Kane had a bad
career. Having competed in the 'E for nearly 25 years as a massive, demonic
powerhouse, he managed to carve out a very successful run with the company, asserting himself as a Grand Slam champion with an impressive 12 reigns as a tag team champion.