Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who is a former six times World champion in WWE and a former six times TNA World Heavyweight champion recently looked back at his feud against Brock Lesnar from 2003 and revealed that there were more matches scheduled between the duo. He also talked about the end of Team Angle.
The feud between Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar started before WrestleMania XIX. This feud mostly took place on Smackdown. Brock Lesnar won the Royal Rumble match to earn a World championship opportunity at WrestleMania XIX. He had two options in his hand, the WWE Champion Kurt Angle and the World Heavyweight Champion Triple H.
Kurt Angle Remembers His Feud With Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar decided to challenge the WWE champion Kurt Angle and the match got official for WrestleMania XIX. It was a great match, in spite there were some memorable botches including that famous botched Shooting Star Press from Brock Lesnar.
The feud between the duo continued after WrestleMania XIX and it turned out to be one of the most entertaining feuds of the year. There were lots of ups and downs throughout the storyline. Unfortunately, it could not continue for long as Angle suffered a neck injury.
Kurt Angle who is a former six times World champion in WWE recently spoke on the Kurt Angle show where he looked back at his feud against Brock Lesnar from 2003 and revealed that there were more matches scheduled between the duo. He also talked about the end of Team Angle. He said;
“They wanted the second biggest pay-per-view of the year [SummerSlam 2003] to be a rematch from WrestleMania 19, Brock Lesnar versus Kurt Angle. So they added Big Show to Vengeance to make it a Triple Threat so that Brock and I could wrestle for the world championship at SummerSlam and it’s gonna go further.
“After that, they wanted me to beat Brock two times in a row because Brock was gonna beat me a month after that in an Iron Man match on SmackDown and then we were tied two to two and we were gonna have a rubber match, the fifth match to see who was the best.
“So, who would win three wins to two and I broke my neck again so, the story died out and it never happened. They didn’t say [who was going to win the fifth match]. I could imagine I was. I imagine I would’ve.”
“Yeah, yeah, I was upset [that Team Angle disbanded] because I thought that this faction would be one of the best factions in the history of the business if we went two, three, four years. I thought Team Angle was really special. I thought we had something great, I thought we could build on it, bring in more wrestlers eventually.
“Maybe even, you know, it wasn’t gonna happen but maybe Brock Lesnar join it for a little bit because he was an amateur wrestler so it was all about amateur wrestlers, bringing them in and I think Team Angle would have become bigger and bigger and it would have continued on, even when I left and retired, I was hoping that Team Angle continued on with amateur wrestlers. So that was my focus, that’s what I wanted to do but unfortunately, that’s not what was in the plans with Vince McMahon.”
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