Kane Given Title Due To Retirement Plans, Update On Steamboat’s Condition

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— Ricky Steamboat is still in the hospital and he continues to deal with a great deal of head pain. It’s been several weeks now and people are getting concerned. WWE had plans for Steamboat to be part of the Summerslam main event months ago, but Bret Hart ended up being his replacement.

— Kane was awarded the WWE World Heavyweight Championship partly due to the belief that he will be retiring in the near future. With his win at Money in the Bank, Kane also set a record for having the longest period of time between World title reigns at 12 years. The previous record was set by Bob Backlund, who lost the WWE Title in 1983 and won it again in 1994.