What was the motivation behind Kane's first one-day title win against Austin? Was it just to pop a big rating for the next night's re-match? Was it to establish Kane as a true top guy (up to that point he seemed like the usual Undertaker monster-of-the-week who would fade away that year)?
He was supposed to be gone after Wrestlemania, in fact. But he caught fire (ha!) and the rest is history.