Kurt Angle and Triple H led Team Raw to victory in the 5-on-5 main event match at Survivor Series last Sunday. Angle, the team captain, received a Pedigree from The Game, so he could pin brother-in-law Shane McMahon to close out the match.
At first, Jason Jordan was supposed to wrestle alongside his storyline father, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe and Finn Balor. But just six days before the show, WWE had Jordan get kayfabe hurt by Bray Wyatt, allowing Triple H to come out and declare himself as the final member of Team Raw.
Though Angle and Triple H put in a good effort in the match, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that both men wrestled while legitimately injured. Details of the injuries weren’t clear, but Meltzer’s report claimed that the injuries came on WWE’s recent European tour.
Triple H (48), and Angle (49 in December) may have lost a few steps, but both men have kept themselves in tremendous shape and are still capable of putting on main event matches. Prior to his WWE return, Angle needed clearance from doctors before he could compete in-ring again.
The Olympic gold medalist made his return at the TLC pay-per-view event, replacing Roman Reigns to help The Shield defeat Team Miz in a 3-on-5 match.
Triple H appeared on WWE tours in South America and Europe, replacing Reigns who missed a month with the mumps virus. Now running NXT and operating in the WWE’s main office, the Cerebral Assassin only wrestles a few televised matches a year now.
It’s been widely rumored that Angle and Triple H will face off at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans. The Game stated that he would be interested in doing a match against the Raw GM, and WWE already started building toward it at Survivor Series and on Monday’s episode of Raw.
If these two legends do clash on the Grandest Stage of Them All, we can only hope that they’ll both be healthy and fully good to go.
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