Kane returned to WWE on tonight's edition of Raw Supershow during the main event of John Cena vs. Mark Henry, wearing a mask. Kane came to the ring and took out Cena before removing a welder's-type mask and exposing the one pictured to your right.
The former World Heavyweight Champion has been off WWE television since July on requested time off. In storyline, Mark Henry "fractured" his tibia, leaving him out at least "three months." I was told this weekend the company planned on bringing him back and programming him with Henry to avenge his storyline injury once Henry completed his program with Big Show.
Kane's return comes as somewhat of a surprise as The Big Red Machine was expected to be held out until next month. Plans for his return began to be pitched at the beginning of November. The first idea was for him to return at Survivor Series then for Royal Rumble. However, as I stated in Sunday's WNW Premium Mailbag, I expected Kane's return to take place on weekly television rather than a pay-per-view because the company had already been airing vignettes promoting his return.