Originally Posted by bu s3ud
Most of this has probably been said already, but this is the internet, so I will say it again because I can
1. the Shield isn't being portrayed as the traditional "Rookie clique" if you will, they aren't coming right out and saying "Hey, check out the ROH work of these guys!" but they are giving them a bit more credibility going in than the standard rookie treatment (usually reserved for ME debuts, like Del Rio, Sin Cara, (I know, I know, but they were meant to be main event level stars, at least at first!) They are being treated as dangerous, which is good.
2. Current Kane is far from the guy that tore through DX like wet tissue paper in 2000, it's true. Unfortunately for Glenn, the "Big monster" gimmick can quite easily get stale, leading to all sorts of shenanigans to try and keep him relevant, from teaming with RVD, to lighting people on fire, to acting like a normal guy with Big Show. I do agree however, that through all of this, Kane has usually been portrayed as an unstoppable force, but even so, the 3 on 1 attack is bound to catch him off guard once in a while, after all, it's Kane, not Kaneberg.
(Honestly I am just happy they didn't taze him)
3. Glenn is an old man, he can't go on scaring kids and delighting pyrophiles forever, and just like everyone else not named Hogan, he is giving back to the business that built him by helping to build up the new generation. the story here isn't about Kane, and hasn't been since Edge was tying up his fat daddy, the story here is "Look at these tough determined young wrestlers, see how well they kick ass as a team" and for that, Kane did his job perfectly.