Story: "The supreme rular of the Outworld, Shao Kahn governs the Astral Planes of Shokan and all surounding kingdoms. Five hundred years ago he banished the shapeshifter Shang Tsung into the Mother Realm (Earth) to pay for his crimes. Shang Tsung was to unbalance the furies and create a weakness in Earth's dimensional gates. This weakness in the gates would allow Kahn and his minions to forever walk the Earth and plague its inhabitants to a dark and chaotic existance. Only then would Shang Tsung be cleared of his offensive and the curse be lifted."
1: Sweep kicks and throws do not work against Shao Kahn