Kane is one of the most unique superstars to ever set foot in a WWE ring. The legendary performer has one of the richest backstories in the history of professional wrestling, and a skill set rare for a man of his size. The Big Red Machine has proven himself in the ring on countless occasions, and his recent return to SmackDown Live! suggests that he will continue to do so for many years to come.
Many superstars have come and gone over the years, but Kane never stops coming back. While The Devil's Favourite Demon has no doubt been one of the most consistent WWE performers, he has suffered his fair share of injuries over the years - both as part of a storyline, and in reality - which have resulted in him having to take a break from his career.
But you know what they say: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and this certainly applies to WWE's resident monster. Many times that Kane has left the company, he has returned better than ever, and his comebacks tend to be goosebump-inducing moments. So, with that in mind, let's take a look at all of The Big Red Machine's hellacious returns to the WWE ring.
15. Kane Returns To Attack The Great Khali - The Bash 2009
Plenty of Kane's on-screen returns have been rife with hellfire and brimstone, but unfortunately his 2009 return at The Bash was not one of them. Prior to his meeting with the Punjabi giant, The Big Red Machine had been out of action for a short time because of injuries he had sustained earlier in the year, but he made his big return at The Bash - during Dolph Ziggler's match against The Great Khali.
As Khali readied Ziggler for his signature chop, Kane's music hit. The angered monster made his way to the ring, where he proceeded to attack Khali with a steel chair repeatedly. He then discarded the chair and exited the ring. Due to Khali's size, Kane was unable to attempt the Chokeslam or the Tombstone, both of which are key components in a typically awesome Kane return. Unfortunately, this one was pretty uneventful.
Additionally, another reason why this return ranks as Kane's worst is because it led to his less than stellar feud with The Punjabi Monster, which couldn't hold a candle to their earlier rivalry in 2007.