WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle is one of the best in-ring performers to have ever stepped foot inside a pro wrestling ring. Angle was also involved in a feud with John Cena in one of his career highlights as well.
While speaking on The Kurt Angle Show Podcast, Kurt Angle talked about the rumors of Triple H burying him over him not being able to be a proper heel in his feud against John Cena.
Both Triple H and Kurt Angle feuded against John Cena in their careers and both were cheered instead of Cena. Angle stated that he never heard of Triple H burying him backstage, but added that he is entitled to his own opinion.
“I didn’t hear anything backstage of Triple H burying me. He’s entitled to his opinion, I can’t do anything about that. I don’t agree with him, I think John Cena, when he came up through the ranks when he started, he was booked as invincible, he hardly ever lost. [WWE] did the same thing with Roman Reigns and look what happened to him, it took a long time for the fans to get with Roman. The fans are a bit rebellious, they don’t want a guy that’s dominant or invincible. They want a guy that’s vulnerable that could win or lose at any time and John was always booked to win.”
“Triple H and I were veterans, better known at the time. Cena was an up and coming talent so they were able to recognize us as more formidable opponents and the more popular wrestlers. It’s an uphill battle for John because they booked him so quickly into the main event as a baby face, that’s really hard to do. Triple H and I being the more experienced veterans, people knew us.”
Kurt Angle would go on to have a great career in WWE and TNA Wrestling, before hanging up his boots at WrestleMania 35, where he lost to Baron Corbin. Angle is currently enjoying life outside of wrestling and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.