WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently engaged in Q&A session at Steel City Con where he shared insights on his current relationship with WWE and reflected on some of his favorite matches in his illustrious career.
Angle revealed that he still has contract with WWE and that he occasionally collaborates with the company. While he may not be actively wrestling, he mentioned that WWE may have plans for him in the future, possibly involving appearances at events like WrestleMania or Royal Rumble.
When it comes to his favorite matches, Angle held his 2003 Royal Rumble match against Chris Benoit in high regard. He praised Benoit’s intensity, athleticism, and the chemistry they shared in the ring. Another match that stood out for Angle was his bout against The Undertaker at No Way Out 2006. Despite the size difference, they delivered an exceptional match, showcasing The Undertaker’s skills.
However, Angle’s most cherished match was against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 21. He believed it was the greatest match of all time and praised Michaels for his remarkable in-ring abilities and chemistry, despite never having wrestled each other before that encounter.
“Oh, God. This is hard for me to say [some of his favorite matches], but my favorite match of all time was actually against Chris Benoit at the Royal Rumble 2003. He reminded me of me. He had the same intensity. He had the, you know, the same build, same athleticism. And, when we got together, it was a war, really intense matches. But the other matches that I really enjoyed, one was when it was supposed to be at WrestleMania, but Vince McMahon didn’t want to do it because this guy had an undefeated streak, and he didn’t want me to break it. And it was Undertaker No Way Out 2006. I had a really good match with him. That was really special. And especially saying that about a big guy, you know, Undertaker was a 300-pounder, seven foot tall. And to have a match like that with a guy that big is pretty incredible. And that just tells you how good Undertaker was. But the other match, one of my favorites, was Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 21. I really believe, in my mind, it was the greatest match of all time. Shawn and I just clicked. And the crazy thing is, we never worked before that, we never had a match together. And, during the week, we were supposed to, like, get in the ring and practice moves and stuff. We didn’t do any of that. We never even tied up. And to have that kind of chemistry with Shawn that shows how good Shawn was. I mean, everybody considers him the greatest superstar of all time, and I believe he is. He’s that good because he’s never had a bad match. He’s had an incredible match with everybody, and that just shows you how good he is.”
Angle’s perspective offers a unique insight into the world of professional wrestling and the profound impact that certain matches and opponents can have on a wrestler’s career and legacy.
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