Kurt Angle was RAW General Manager, a position he agreed to take backstage at the WWE Hall of Fame when Vince McMahon approached him about the gig. He agreed to do it as long as he could still wrestle. Angle wanted another run at the top.
WWE wrote an illegitimate son storyline into Angle’s return to the company and fans were wondering for weeks what the big secret would be. During The Kurt Angle Show, the WWE Hall of Famer discussed why WWE picked Jason Jordan as his son over Chad Gable.
Angle was excited either way because American Alpha was a great team. He also envisioned himself becoming WWE Champion with them as Champions alongside him.
“Well, I was excited because I wanted to pair up with Jason and Chad when they were tag team partners and I wanted to wrestle and I wanted to be the World Champion and have them be the Tag Team Champions, just like Team Angle, and I thought it made a lot of sense.”
“They decided that I was going to have an illegitimate son and they weren’t sure who it was going to be and they decided to pick Jason over Chad and, you know, I’m not sure why. It might have been a politically correct move, but I was happy I was excited about it because Jason is a great talent and he was improving every week, his chops were improving, his work was improving. He was getting a lot better. He was on his way to main event status until he hurt his neck. That’s where the program ended and I was stuck high and dry without a partner for the next WrestleMania because that’s who I was going to wrestle was Jason.”
WWE ended Kurt Angle’s career at WrestleMania against Baron Corbin and there was no World Title run for the Olympic Hero. It would have been nice to see that happen, but Vince McMahon obviously had different plans when it came to Kurt Angle’s return to the company.