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The Undertaker and Kane: Are the WWE Superstars really brothers?

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The Undertaker and Kane have been two of the most iconic WWE wrestlers for decades, but are they really brothers?

Since their respective debuts in the early (Undertaker) and late (Kane) 1990s, they have captivated audiences with their intense rivalry and feuds. 

But what if they had more in common than just being enemies? Rumours were plenty back in the late 90s that Kane and The Undertaker are actually brothers.

In this article, we will look back at the start of the iconic feud between the two men and why people thought they might actually be real-life brothers.

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Kane WWE debut: How it all started

Since debuting in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1997, Kane has made a lasting impression on fans. His entrance, complete with pyrotechnics and ominous music, is one of the most iconic in all of professional wrestling. The Undertaker was an established force in the WWF at this time, and many assumed that Kane had come to challenge his brother.

Kane first appeared as a mysterious figure during a battle between Undertaker and Shawn Michaels at Badd Blood: In Your House. He quickly made his presence felt by attacking both men and then making his exit. 

This attack was more than enough to convince fans that these two were indeed brothers who were now pitted against each other in the ring, with Paul Bearer leading the Big Red Machine in his path of destruction.

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Linked by storylines, but really brothers?

The storyline of brothers Kane and The Undertaker was one of the most iconic in WWE history. Two imposing physical presences, they were linked together in a way that transcended just being related by blood. As much as fans wanted to believe they were real-life brothers, it turns out that this was not the case. 

Despite their close connection to each other onscreen, it has been confirmed that there is no relation between them outside of their fictitious wrestling personas. 

This hasn’t tarnished the legacy of these two legendary wrestlers, who have both had long and successful careers in professional wrestling. 

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