WWE Hall Of Famer Kane has discussed the storyline where a character posing in his old ring attire tormented him, and how angry Vince McMahon got over an element of the imposter.
It was 2006 when ‘Imposter Kane’ arrived in WWE. Whilst ‘The Big Red Machine’ was no longer wearing the mask which he had when he entered the company, his doppelganger which was played by Doc Gallows wore the original attire.
Speaking at Steel City Con, Glenn Jacobs who played the Kane character in WWE discussed the first meeting he had with Gallows ahead of the imposter character appearing on TV and how he was underwhelmed by one element of the attire.
So I’d gone down and seen Drew’s [Gallows] outfit and stuff and we’d kind of worked a little bit together before he debuted as that, down where NXT was at that time in Georgia and he’s wearing this wig and it was like a synthetic hair wig and it was terrible and I was like, I remember calling I think Johnny Laurinaitis or someone and saying, ‘It’s great but the wig’s gotta go, okay? The wig looks as fake as all get out.’
However, nothing got sorted and Gallows ended up debuting wearing the same wig which left Vince McMahon furious.
They didn’t switch the wig and there he is on live TV with this frizzy hair and Vince went ballistic. Not at him, but at the fact that the thing looked silly and that was actually why that whole thing was ditched was because Vince thought it made such a terrible first impression and actually made Kane, my character look bad because here you have this person — you got this guy with bad hair beating me up basically. But you know, the imposter Kane, you can tell that it was very poorly done.
Kane was beaten by his doppelganger at Vengeance 2006, however the storyline ended the following night on Raw when he unmasked Gallows.
With thanks to POST Wrestling for the transcription.