Fridge Brilliance/Visual Pun: He does look an awful lot like Orson Welles in Citizen Kane, particularly Charles Foster Kane in his later, "Rosebud" years. His political blog, "The Adventures of Citizen X", takes it even further; if you take the X as a variable, it becomes "The Adventures of Citizen Kane".
THE HURRICANE: "Citizen Kane! I think you're making a mistake with your life. Think about it: you've got a cool costume, you got a cool mask, you're seven feet tall, and you don't fight crime - WASSUPWITDAT? I think you would be a great addition to the Hurrileague, and together with the Hurricane and Mighty Molly...we would be the superest super team that ever lived? Whaddaya say - Hurritwin powers - activate!"
- Also, it's an inversion of the Biblical story, where Cain kiled his brother Abel.
- When you consider the caliber of people The Authority has to deal with in their own circle - an increasingly unbalanced and paranoid Randy Orton, two general managers in Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero who aren't quite Starscreams, but have exhibited the tendency to make power grabs when the opportunity presents itself, and the dangerous Shield, who include possibly one of the most Ax-Crazy guys on the roster in Dean Ambrose, are liable to go rogue at any moment, and could potentially be a huge thorn in The Authority's side if the two ever end up at oddsnote , Kane essentially being the McMahons' second-in-command as opposed to another monstrous goon suddenly makes a lot of sense.
- And about Kane's natural animosity with the Shield as it relates to their time together in the Authority... when you think about the fact that it was the Shield's constant harassment of Team Hell No that really started to bring out the ferocity in Daniel Bryan that helped propel him to the main event, it stands to reason that deep down, Kane would have thought that the Shield were (at least indirectly) to blame for the entire Daniel Bryan situation. Add that to the fact that a large portion of the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown|s the group was handing out had Kane as a primary victim, and it really shouldn't be much surprise that Kane doesn't like them.