WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle has not returned to pro wrestling since his retirement but has made appearances on WWE television from time to time. He is certainly one of the best pro wrestlers to have ever graced the squared circle. He had a tremendous career in WWE, spanning multiple World Title runs and incredible matches. Now it appears that Angle opened up about major scrapped WrestleMania plans with The Undertaker.
He faced off against the best of the best the pro wrestling world has to offer. This includes The Undertaker, against whom he had one of the best feuds in WWE history. The Undertaker was also an imposing figure in the company and Angle is more than aware of that fact during the ‘Plane Ride From Hell.’
The Deadman and The Olympic Gold Medalist had one of the best matches in WWE history at No Way Out 2006, where The Undertaker challenged Kurt Angle for the World Heavyweight Championship. Kurt Angle beat The Deadman and fans were simply elated.
While speaking on his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, Kurt Angle revealed that The Undertaker directly asked Vince McMahon to face him at WrestleMania. However, McMahon shot down the request for a good reason.
“It didn’t happen. The reason why, we were trying to get it to happen in 2006. Undertaker and myself, Undertaker went to Vince [McMahon] and said Listen, ‘I want to wrestle Angle at WrestleMania.’ And at this particular time up until then, Undertaker did not have a WrestleMania type of match that he wanted.
He wanted to do it with me. And Vince was like ‘ain’t gonna happen because Kurt’s our champion, and Undertaker, I don’t want you to beat Kurt for the World Title, because I don’t want you to be the World Champion right now. And Undertaker, I don’t want you to lose your undefeated streak so you guys aren’t going to do it. What we’re going to do is we’re going to have it the month before at No Way Out.”
Kurt Angle also regretted not having huge merchandise sales like Steve Austin and John Cena. Regardless, he has a lot of things going on in his life and that is all that matters to him right now.
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