Steel Cage Match
Kane vs. Samoa Joe
Nobody saw this feud coming. Not the fans, not Kane, not Samoa Joe. Not only was this match up a total surprise, but it quickly became the most brutal and violent in recent memory.
After entering the 2003 Royal Rumble at #6 and #7 respectively, Kane and Samoa Joe found themselves in the final two. Both men put on an amazing show and showcased their tenacity and dedication to winning the biggest match of the year.
After Joe eliminated AJ Styles from the match, he looked across the ring and saw his final obstacle: Kane. Knowing Kanes history in the Royal Rumble, Samoa Joe decided to take the fight to him and knew it was all or nothing against The Big Red Machine.
A complete brawl ensued and there seemed to be no obvious winner, until Joe attempted a Muscle Buster on Kane and failed. Kane landed on his feet and embarrassed Joe, quickly grasping his throat for a Chokeslam.
Kane tried to eliminate Joe with the mighty Chokeslam, but Samoa Joe prevailed, holding the ropes and toppling Kane out of the ring. Unfortunately, Joe hit the floor at the exact same time as Kane, resulting in a draw.
Now, after two months of painful attacks and close matches, Kane and Samoa Joe will finally settle their score at WrestleMania 19
in a steel cage! The winner will find themselves as the #1 Contender at SummerSlam, the loser will be cast into the shadows of defeat.
Kane vs. Samoa Joe
Steel Cage Match
Winner will be crowned #1 Contender to the WWF Undisputed Title
After a momentary stare down, Joe is the first to strike, slapping Kane hard in the face
Kane is knocked back a step, but then straightens up as he delivers a quick Uppercut to the throat of Samoa Joe, causing Joe to stumble backwards clutching his neck
Kane doesnt give Joe a chance to recover as he grabs Joe by the back of the head and tries to slam him into the steel cage
Joe gets his foot up and blocks, then throws a hard elbow into Kanes gut
Joe begins to hit stiff Chops to the back of Kane with both hands, relentlessly wearing Kane down! After what seems like hundreds of heavy Chops, Joe grabs Kane by the belt and shoulder and spins him around, tossing him shoulder-first into the unforgiving steel mesh!
-JR It was only a matter of time before their surroundings were used as a weapon!
-King With these two behemoths in the cage, Im surprised it took this long.
Joe watches as Kane tries to pull himself up using the cage, but puts him right back on the ground with a hard kick to the back of Kanes leg
Joe grabs Kanes arm and puts him in a Hammer Lock, holding him in place on his knees with the submission
while keeping Kane in this hold, Joe presses his face against the cage, grinding the top of his forehead against the steel
Kanes mask doesnt protect this part of his head and you can hear a muffled scream come from Kane as the cage tears at his skin
Joe finally lets Kane loose and tosses him to the mat
Joe looks to the crowd with his trademark menacing stare, the crowd not caring who wins or loses, but are just cheering for these two men to tear each other apart
Joe hovers over Kane and begins to pick him up by his hair, until Kane realizes he has to do something and do it quick
Kane gives Joe a hard shot to the gut, causing Joe to let go and hunch over in pain
Kane then hits another hard Uppercut to Joes throat, causing him to straighten up, allowing Kane to bounce off the ropes and hit a Running Big Boot! Joe slams into the mat hard, clutching his jaw and clearly in shear pain!
-JR BAH GAWD! Kane almost took Samoa Joes head clean off!
-King Thatll teach Joe to mess with The Big Red Machine!
Kane leans on his knees for a moment catching his breath, then goes back to work on Joe
he stomps away at him, hitting several hard boots to Joes back and shoulders
Joe coils into a corner, allowing Kane to press his massive boot against Joes face, rubbing him into the steel cage! Joe lets out a painful groan as Kane pushes harder, then with a little tweak of his foot, catches Joes forehead on the cage and tears it open!
-JR Joes showing his true colours now!
-King Nice on JR.
As blood begins to pour from Joes head, Kane gets on his knees and shows how insane he can be
he begins to press Joes face into the cage with his two hands, rubbing his forehead along the mesh and making the cut even deeper
Joe screams in pain, but the look in his eyes says that Kane had better not let him up, or there will be hell to pay
Kane finally ends his brutal attack and stands up, tossing his hair back and fixing his glove
he grabs Joe by the foot and drags him into the centre of the ring
a small trail of blood follows Joe into the centre of the ring as Kane stops dragging him and heads for the turnbuckle
-JR I dont like the looks of this.
Kane positions himself on the top rope, crouched and watching Joe struggle to get up
Joe finally pulls himself to his feet, then turns towards Kane just in time to see The Big Red Machine come crashing down on him with a Flying Clothesline! Kane rolls through to his feet as Joe drops like a rock! Kane stands behind Joe, his arm hoisted in the air! Kane is looking for The Chokeslam from Hell!
-King Kane could end this here! A Chokeslam will put Joe down for the count!
Samoa Joe begins to stir, then pulls bloody self to his feet
Kane waits patiently as Joe rises, then turns towards him
.SLAM! Kanes massive paw grabs Joe by the throat, catching him off-guard! Kane attempts to hoist Joe into the air, but Joe has his leg hooked around Kanes! Unable to get Joe off the ground, Kane lets go and gets frustrated, throwing a huge Clothesline in Joes direction! Samoa Joe ducks, then spins around, grabbing Kane in a Sleeper Hold before he can react
-JR BAH GAWD!
-King Holy cow JR! I didnt know Kane could be thrown around like that!
With a mighty grunt and a lot of brute strength, Samoa Joe manages to plant Kane on his head with a Millennium Suplex! Both men are down and the crowd is on their feet, chants of JOE! JOE! JOE! breaking out in the audience!
Samoa Joe is the first to stir, wiping blood from his eyes and crawling for the cage door
he drags himself towards it and the referee unlocks the cage door, opening it so that Joe can escape
as Joe inches closer, the crowd is in shock as Kane sits up!
-JR Kane sat up! Better get moving Joe!
Kane gets to his feet and walks over to Samoa Joe, who is just pulling himself through the ropes
Kane grabs Joe by both his feet and pulls, causing Joe to plummet to the canvas! The ref shuts the door again and the match continues as Kane reaches down with both hands and wraps them around Joes throat! Kane lifts Joe to his feet, then with a swift jerk, lifts Joe off the ground and tosses him into the cage!
-King WOW! An impressive display of brute force from both men here! This is amazing JR!
The crowd roars again as Kane falls to one knee after tossing Joe like a rag doll into the steel cage
Kane shakes his head and gets back up, attacking Joe with all he has left
Kane lands a few hard shots to Joes face, then lifts him up to his feet
Kane lifts Joe into position, attempting to get him upside down for a Tombstone Piledriver! The crowd buzzes with hope, but Samoa Joe manages to kick his legs and get himself free, falling behind Kane and locking in The Coquina Clutch!!
-JR COQUINA CLUTCH!! SAMOA JOE HAS IT LOCKED IN!!
Kane struggles to stay on his feet, but the lack of air to his head causes him to get weak and fall to his side! Samoa Joe digs and tears at Kanes neck, wrenching on him as hard as he can to keep The Big Red Machine down
after what seems like hours, Joe finally breaks the hold, convinced that Kane is down and out for the count!
Samoa Joe pulls himself to his feet and heads for the cage door
Kane is flat on his back, not moving an inch
Joe smiles as he feels he has the win sealed and waits for the referee to open the cage door
the door finally opens, until someone comes sprinting down the runway!
-JR Its AJ Styles!
-King What the hell is he doing here? He has a match later for the Intercontinental Championship!
As Joe begins to exit the cage, he doesnt see AJ Styles rush up behind the referee and shove him out of the way! Styles grabs the cage door and
..WHAM!! AJ Styles slams the door right into the skull of Samoa Joe!
-JR BAH GAWD!! What an impact! That little bastard has no place out here!
-King AJ Styles vowed revenge on Samoa Joe after Joe eliminated him from the Royal Rumble! This must be Styles idea of revenge!
The crowd boos as AJ Styles backs up the entry way, all smiles at his handy work
he disappears backstage as both men are down in the ring
The steel cage looms over Samoa Joe and Kane, who are both down and not moving
Joe, still bleeding from the forehead and Kane, possibly unconscious from the Coquina Clutch, get a rousing ovation from the fans
finally, both men begin to stir as the fans start a slow clap, cheering on both men
Kane is the first to his feet, stalking Samoa Joe
he raises his arm and signals for The Chokeslam from Hell as Joe begins to get to his feet
both men exhausted, Joe doesnt see the massive arm of Kane come crashing down on his throat
before Joe realizes what is happening, hes lifted nearly 8 feet in the air!
CHOKESLAM ON SAMOA JOE!!
-JR BAH GAWD THATS IT!! JOE IS DONE!!
Kane falls to his knees in shear exhaustion, holding his throat and clearly struggling to breathe
the fans scream and cheer for Kane to exit the cage, but hes barely able to stand
Kane finally pulls himself up using the ropes and begins to ascend a turnbuckle
Kane is looking to go over the top of the cage here! He struggles to get up the turnbuckle and slips a few times, causing the fans to become that more anxious
As Kane gets to the top of the turnbuckle and reaches for the top of the cage, Samoa Joe comes to! He pulls himself to his feet with his last ounce of strength and sees Kane trying to exit the cage!
-JR Samoa Joe is up! This could be bad for Kane!
Joe stumbles towards Kane as he hoists himself towards the top of the cage
..but Samoa Joe grabs his foot! Kane tries to kick Joe free, but is unable to as Joes grip is simply too strong! Samoa Joe manages to turn Kane around and hook his leg, pulling Kane towards him and locking him under his arm!
-JR Oh no King, Samoa Joe attempted this at the Royal Rumble and failed! If he misses this move, its all over for him!
The fans are on their feet in anticipation as Joe hoists Kane onto his shoulder
MUSCLE BUSTER ON KANE!!!
-King My God JR! The ring almost broke!
Both monsters crash to the ring, causing the cage to rattle and shake! The fans go nuts as Joe hits the Muscle Buster on Kane, putting him down for the count!
Samoa Joe begins to stir, his face bloodied and his body exhausted
he drags himself towards the fateful cage door as the referee opens it
Joe sees no sign of anyone, just the ref and the open door
he pulls himself through the ropes and slumps to the arena floor below as the bell rings!
Winner and #1 Contender to the WWF Undisputed Title: Samoa Joe