WWE Hall Of Famers Edge and Kurt Angle were a huge part of the Attitude Era in the company and truly helped it reach new heights. They were two of the biggest stars in the company at that time and were also engaged in a longstanding feud that started the “You Suck” chants that Kurt Angle is known for.
Edge was simply recognized as a tag team wrestler along with Christian and he was determined to mould himself into a main event level WWE Superstar. However, he needed a perfect opponent for that and that just happened to be Kurt Angle.
While speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Edge talked about branching out as a singles competitor back in 2001 as he first feuded with Kurt Angle. Edge credited Kurt Angle for helping him reach the main event of the company.
“I got there eventually. You helped me get there. Hey, that’s honestly, that’s when the magic happens. When you have two talents or four talents, if it’s a tag team, whatever it is, that they are in this thing together to try and help each other along. To me, the end result of every storyline, every program, every match should be both characters coming out stronger. And, I understand scenarios; it might not be where both can look as strong in a match. I understand that, but there is still a way to make the character look strong in losing whatever it is. But in terms of a storyline, I always liked to think both characters can come out stronger than when they went in, and that should be the goal. And I really truly feel like with both of us, you were already cemented in the main event, and you were helping to bring me up. What that did was that it showed I could hang. And outside of a tag team, because I was kind of labeled as a tag team guy because Christian and I had much success as a team,”
Edge is set to square off against Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at the WWE Money In The Bank pay-per-view on July 18. We will have to wait and see if he will be able to win the match or not.