Angle was also the captain for Team Raw for the men’s interbrand match at Survivor Series where the red brand emerged victorious. Angle – who turns 49 years next month – has shown that he can still wrestle at a high level, regardless of his age and injury history.
There is already speculation that the Olympic gold medalist will face Triple H at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans, and the build up for that match could happen soon. But Angle also wants to rekindle a rivalry with one of the company’s top superstars, John Cena:
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) November 21, 2017
The history between these two men can be traced back to a 2002 episode of SmackDown. Angle dared someone to come out and challenge, where Cena made his debut, introduced himself and slapped Angle across the face.
Angle would defeat Cena in an ensuing match, and the two legends would face off many times during the Ruthless Aggression Era. Their last one-on-one bout happened on a 2006 episode of Raw, with Angle winning a First Blood match.
While Angle now appears on television full time as a GM-wrestler, Cena only wrestles a few matches a year. But when he does fight, Cena only faces top-tier talent, including A.J. Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Roman Reigns and others.
With Angle expected to build up a feud against Triple H, it’s hard to envision him and Cena having another match any time soon. It would make sense for them to square off at Royal Rumble, or some time after WrestleMania.
The Olympic gold medalist will surely start facing some of the WWE’s top competition in the future. Whether or not that’s the leader of Cenation remains to be seen, but it’s safe to say the fans would welcome it in open arms.
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