Kurt Angle is one of the greatest wrestlers in history. He accomplished so much during his time in the WWE. Angle participated in a number of unforgettable matches. His best matches in the WWE were against Brock Lesnar, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, and Shawn Michaels. Not only did he thrive in the ring, but Kurt Angle was one of the best talkers as well. His promos with Stone Cold Steve Austin and John Cena were hilarious works of art. While he could be funny, Kurt was mainly known for his intensity.
Throughout the history of professional wrestling, there have been only a handful of WWE Superstars as talented as Kurt Angle. Aside from being one of the best performers in sports entertainment history. Kurt is the only Olympic gold medalist to ever win a WWE Championship. His Olympic background was intertwined into nearly every single storyline he participated in. Kurt dominated the WWE roster in the early 2000s. He won the World Heavyweight Championship six times, and he performed in two "Match of the Years."
From 2000-2006, Kurt Angle was one of the highest paid performers in the WWE. However, it wasn't long until Angle was burnt out. In 2006, he asked Vince McMahon for a release from his contract. At first, McMahon was angered, but he eventually let Kurt go. It has been a decade since we have seen Kurt Angle in a WWE ring, and I think it's about time that he returns to his roots.
There are a number of reasons why Kurt Angle should return to the WWE. But, here is our list of the Top 15 Reasons Fans Want To See Kurt Angle Back In The WWE.
15 He Was Money on The Mic
Kurt Angle was not only a brilliant performer, but he was also a master of crowd control. The WWE fans bought into everything that the Olympic gold medalist said. Whether he was a heel or face, Kurt Angle demanded the attention of the crowd. One of the funniest things that Angle ever did was when he came out as Shawn Michaels. Angle wore HBK's wrestling gear, and he was even accompanied to the ring by Sensational Sherri.
14 So He Can Make A Lot Of Money
Throughout his career in the WWE, he portrayed the image of a squeaky clean gold medalist. But, behind the scenes, Angle's life was out of control. He eventually left the WWE in 2006, but it wasn't long until TNA signed him to their lackluster roster. During his time away from the WWE, he became addicted to painkillers and alcohol. Angle's wife of many years left him for Jeff Jarrett, which was embarrassing enough. But, things got even worse from there.
13 He Belongs There
Kurt Angle is an A-class wrestler. He proved that on a number of occasions, but his rivalry with Shawn Michaels in 2005 showcased just how great he truly was. Anyone that can hang with "The Showstopper" deserves a stamp of approval, and Kurt Angle did much more than just hang with HBK. Michaels has even admitted that Angle was one of the best WWE Superstars that he has ever shared the ring with.
12 To School Roman Reigns
11 Everyone Loves A Good Comeback Story
In the early 2000s, Kurt Angle was one of the best wrestlers on the planet. He competed in epic matches against The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels. Angle was on top of the world before his departure from the WWE in 2006. Unfortunately, Kurt Angle hit rock bottom during his time away from the company. His DUIs and mug shots were reported on TMZ. Angle's real life marital problems were webbed into TNA storylines. It's safe to say that the Kurt Angle from today is a far cry from the one in the early 2000s. But, with that being said, there is nothing more that people love than a good comeback story.
10 He Would Be The Best Shoot Wrestler On The Roster
Kurt Angle loved to bring up the fact that he won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling. His accomplishment was even more impressive because of the fact that he won with a broken freaking neck. Angle is by far the greatest real wrestler who has ever competed in the business. The only other active competitor on the WWE roster who has great amateur wrestling skills is Brock Lesnar. Of course, the two have tangled (for real) in the past, and believe it or not, Angle came out on top.
9 He Would Be One Of The Top Guys
Thanks to the many injuries that have plagued the WWE as of late, the roster has felt a bit stale. Aside from Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens, there is really no one else who is young and healthy enough to compete right now. Don't believe me? Just take a look at the list of WWE Superstars who are currently out of action right now due to injury. Seth Rollins, John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, and Tyson Kidd have all been sidelined. To make things even worse for the WWE, two of the best competitors in recent years, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, will most likely never wrestle in a WWE ring again.
8 They Want To See Him Compete Against The Biggest Stars of Today
7 They Want To Chant "You Suck" During His Entrance
6 To Listen To Him Sing
5 His Wrestling Ability
4 The Fans Want Another Milk Bash
In 2001, the fans were treated to the first and only milk bash in WWE history. Outnumbered by the Alliance, which included the WWE Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle drove a milk truck to the ring. Angle then threw cartons of milk at Stone Cold and his alliance. The scene was hilarious, but it got even better when Kurt took out the firehouse. Angle sprayed everyone down with milk, and the crowd went wild. He then stood on top of the milk truck and downed two cartons of milk at the same time.
3 His Shiny Gold Medal
2 The Hall Of Fame
1 They Want One More Match
If Kurt Angle were to retire tomorrow, the WWE fans would be extremely sad. Angle deserves to have his final wrestling match at the grandest stage of them all. Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, and Bret Hart all wrestled a final time at Wrestlemania, and Kurt Angle deserves that privilege as well. Of course, we would love to see Angle have more than one match, but he is prone to injuries.
It would be an honor for us all to see the Olympic gold medalist compete at least one more time in a WWE ring. Angle has already expressed his desire to work with Daniel Bryan in the future. Unfortunately, Bryan has since retired due to injury, but there are still a few WWE Superstars who are worthy of performing against Kurt in his final match. Seth Rollins is someone who could give Kurt everything he needed. It would be an epic showdown between the young lion and the old veteran. Or, the WWE could place Kurt against the Beast known as Brock Lesnar.
Kurt Angle has a history with Lesnar, and a fight to the bitter end would only seem fit for the Olympic gold medalist. No matter who he faces, the WWE fans would watch him compete in one more match for the ages.
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