The Big Red Champion

July 28, 1998

The Devil’s Favorite Demon takes “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to hell and back in a First Blood Match at King of the Ring 1998 for the WWE Title, and interference from The Undertaker and Mankind leaves Austin’s face a mask of crimson that rivals Kane’s own. By the time the referee comes to, the damage is done and Kane becomes the WWE Champion ... until the next night, when Austin invokes his rematch clause and reclaims the title.

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