[RAW] Significance of May 19?


The following is on Wikipedia’s biographical entry for Kane, which may explain why the man goes a little batty whenever the May 19 release date of his movie See No Evil is mentioned:

On May 19, 1998, Kane was revealed to be the result of a furtive union between The Undertaker’s mother and Paul Bearer, an employee at the funeral home in Death Valley owned by The Undertaker’s parents. When Kane and The Undertaker were children, The Undertaker “accidentally” burned down the funeral home, killing their parents and hideously scarring Kane both physically and mentally (the parents of The Undertaker are supposedly buried somewhere on Long Island; during an episode of RAW taped on Long Island, Kane and Bearer ostensibly exhumed their bodies and brought them to the arena). Bearer, who survived the fire, hid Kane in a mental asylum as he grew up and went on to form an alliance with The Undertaker. After suffering mistreatment at the hands of The Undertaker, Bearer opted to bring Kane in to the WWF in order to gain vengeance upon The Undertaker.

Of course, as we found out later, those scars were only mental ones (unless you’re talking about his strange lack of eyebrows). Then again, May 19, 1998, was a Tuesday, so… You can read the rest of the bio here and come to your own conclusion.

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