Kurt Angle spent a significant part of his career as a member of the TNA (now Impact Wrestling) roster. He was one of a slew of WWE talents who jumped ship, including Rob Van Dam and Christian Cage. Fans have often wondered what might have been if various other WWE superstars had made the move to TNA.
On the most recent episode of his podcast, Kurt answered a question about who he thought could’ve done well to make the switch. He named Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero as wrestlers he thought would’ve been a great fit.
“Gosh. Chris Jericho, Eddie Guerrero. Those guys, they would have carried the company on their backs. They would have done extremely well. They’ve always done well whether they were in WCW or WWE didn’t matter. I mean AEW now look at Chris Jericho. He’s still going as good as he’s ever been. It’s just unbelievable. But I think those two guys would have been really good for TNA.”
Eddie Guerrero passed away before Angle ever joined TNA, so unfortunately there was never a chance for the two to cross paths in the promotion. While Jericho never wrestled for Impact, some Fozzy songs were used by the company as pay-per-view themes.
During his stint with TNA, Angle worked with rising stars such as Samoa Joe and Bobby Roode. He thinks Jericho and Guerrero could’ve really helped them out. CM Punk credits Eddie Guerrero as one of his wrestling heroes, and the two even squared off in IWA Mid-South.
Kurt Angle spent ten years with Impact, which is longer than his initial WWE run that lasted eight years. He was a six-time TNA World Heavyweight champion. He was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2013.
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