Former WWE star says there was an idea for him to be Kane’s brother Abel

During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, former WWE star Matt Morgan talked about how there was an idea for him to play Kane’s brother Abel while he was still wrestling for the OVW developmental system in 2004…

“Johnny Ace and Stephanie [McMahon] wanted me to wear a mask to work on my body language, right. And so I remember Jim Cornette just being like, ‘What? What are you doing? He’s like our top babyface champion. Why have you got to wear this? This is stupid.’ And I’ll always be grateful to Jimmy for that. I love Jimmy. And anyway, so they put me in this stupid mask, and Jimmy found a way to make it work because he’s freaking brilliant.”

The idea ended up being dropped and Morgan debuted on the main without the mask and was given a stuttering gimmick instead. Morgan’s comments can be heard at around 46:45 into the podcast.