McMahon wanted to name Kane “Inferno”

Jun 16, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

During a recent interview Kane revealed that Vince McMahon wanted to name him “Inferno.” That name sounded “cartoonish” to Kane, and thankfully, it was eventually changed.

“Undertaker needed an opponent for an upcoming pay per view. I was working in USWA at the time for Jerry Lawler, and I can’t remember if it was Bruce Prichard or Jim Cornette who called me, but I was told to stand by. I got another call later that week and I was told Vince really liked this idea and it wasn’t going to be a one-off, that it’s was going to be a storyline. From there, we were off to the races. The original name of the character was Inferno. I didn’t like that very much. I though it sounded cartoonish.”

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