As noted earlier here on the website, WWE heavily alluded to a possible "Ring Of Fire" match between Kane and Bray Wyatt at the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view on Sunday, August 18th, 2013.
During the Wyatt Family segment on RAW last night, Kane appeared on the titantron just as the segment appeared to be wrapping up. Instead of going to commercial after the sheep mask flashed on the screen, Kane appeared and cut a promo on Bray Wyatt, who was still in the ring with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.
Kane told Wyatt that at SummerSlam, even his family won't be able to save him from a "ring of fire." According to one report, it is likely that a Kane vs. Bray Wyatt match will happen at SummerSlam in an "Inferno Match."
The first ever "Inferno Match" was held at the WWE Unforgiven pay-per-view in 1998, and featured Kane taking on his "brother" The Undertaker in a rematch from their bout at WrestleMania XIV. The match featured the two brothers competing in a ring completely surrounded by fire.
Only four more "Inferno Matches" have taken place since the initial match, all of which featured "The Devil's Favorite Demon."
Here is the WWE.com preview of the match:
"Since making their frightening debut on the July 8 episode of Raw, the menacing Wyatt Family has had their sights set on Kane, brutally assaulting him on two separate occasions. Now, at SummerSlam on Sunday, Aug. 18, The Devil’s Favorite Demon will get a chance at long-awaited vengeance when he goes one-on-one with Bray Wyatt inside a “Ring of Fire.”"
Later on in the article, WWE.com echo'd the confusion many had when the match was alluded to during RAW. The official WWE website continued:
"Although it’s unclear exactly what the sermonizing Wyatt meant, it’s apparent the buzzards’ trail is now leading to a massive collision between the deranged newcomer and Kane at The Biggest Party of the Summer. And the much-anticipated battle – which marks Wyatt’s first match in WWE and Kane’s 11th SummerSlam appearance – promises fireworks – or, more appropriately, hellfire."
And finally, while nothing was officially announced on RAW, WWE.com all-but-confirmed a match between the two for SummerSlam. WWE.com closed out their article by writing:
"Will Kane get fiery vengeance on his puzzling pursuers? Or, will “The Eater of Worlds” and his followers once again leave The Big Red Monster in a heap? Find out on Sunday, Aug. 18, when SummerSlam airs live on pay-per-view."
We'll keep you posted as we hear more. You can expect the details of the match to be announced on next week's "go-home" RAW from Sacramento, California.
Just to recap, here is the updated card for WWE's SummerSlam pay-per-view. WWE SummerSlam takes place on Sunday, August 18th, 2013 from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California:
WWE Title Match:
John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan
World Heavyweight Title Match:
Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian
CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar
Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow
Ring Of Fire Inferno Match:
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt
You can expect another match or two to be added at tonight's WWE SmackDown tapings.