Kurt Angle is among the few wrestlers who surpassed the insane potential anticipated of him. He entered the WWE like a wrecking ball and managed to turn into the face of wrestling at two completely different firms for nearly 20 years. His careers at TNA and the WWE earned him a Corridor of Fame spot in each firms and quite a few world championships.
Though Angle’s resume contains wins over a few of the greatest wrestlers of all time from “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin to Brock Lesnar, there are many losses over Angle’s profession that also go away some followers scratching their heads. This record examines 10 of probably the most unbelievable losses of Kurt Angles’s profession. Wrestling followers may not imagine it is true. Oh, however it’s true!
Many overlook Angle debuted within the Angle Period of the WWE. A forgotten foe he got here throughout and misplaced to was Angle Period staple, Chyna. Throughout an episode of Smackdown in 2000, Chyna competed towards a heel Kurt Angle for the European Championship.
Angle offered Chyna’s expertise properly on this match because it truly regarded prefer it may go both means till Angle struck Chyna with the European Belt, shedding the match through DQ. This match has “Angle” written throughout it as it might by no means make it to air within the fashionable WWE period.
9 Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin has been given a number of possibilities to achieve the WWE and has failed each time. His restricted expertise on the mat combined together with his common promo expertise do him no favors with followers. As of in the present day, Angle’s final official match within the WWE was at Wrestlmanie 35 in a loss to Corbin. This (clear) singles match loss to Baron Corbin is among the most complicated bookings of Angle’s complete profession. It was a transparent try and put Corbin over however did nothing for him as there was nothing plausible about his win and it made followers hate him much more for “beating” a legend like Angle.
Ethan Carter III or EC3 had a ton of potential however did not make a splash within the WWE. He obtained an excellent push in TNA, turning into TNA World Heavyweight Champion on two events. Nonetheless, it was clear he was given greater than he deserved as TNA followers had been by no means all-in on Carter being “the man.”
Towards the tip of Angle’s Influence profession, he was nonetheless TNA World Heavyweight Champion and misplaced the title to Carter. Nevertheless, EC3 wasn’t capable of make an impression within the WWE and has since lived within the mid-card.
Eugene is among the gimmicks the WWE would erase from historical past if they may. A wrestler with “particular wants” would don’t have any likelihood of seeing the sunshine of day, in the present day. Though he was a horrendous gimmick, Eugene did handle to attain a number of enormous wins over his WWE profession. Kurt Angle was a type of victories. He truly beat Angle on back-to-back episodes of Uncooked as soon as through DQ and the opposite through pinfall. The feud between Eugene and Angle was accomplished for extra comedic functions, making it one of many extra cringe-worthy instances of Angle’s profession.
Daivari is among the forgotten wrestlers of the Ruthless Aggression period. His controversies exterior of the ring (all out of his management and extra to do with the gimmick of his character) have overshadowed his excessive factors as a wrestler. Though Daivari was by no means a “dangerous” wrestler, he was by no means at a degree of a stud like Angle, so his win over Angler is complicated. He gained through count-out throughout a “Beat The Clock” match on an episode of Uncooked because of Angle chasing down referee Mike Chioda.
5 Chavo Guerrero
Chavo is a good mid-card wrestler. He held his personal in virtually each firm however may by no means ascend to the primary occasion degree thanks to varied components together with his incapacity to recover from with followers. He was additionally wrongfully typically in comparison with his uncle Eddie Guerrero in WWE his complete profession which did him no favors.
In TNA, he did get a signature win over Angle with the assistance of Hernandez.
4 Wes Brisco
Brisco was the son of a wrestling legend who may by no means stay as much as the hype followers pressed upon him. Wes Brisco confirmed some spurt of greatness early on however was a tough promote for followers since he struggled to face out in a crowd. He was paired with Angle to assist bolster his standing, however that did nothing to assist him. He did handle to shockingly get one win over Angle throughout their storyline, but it surely did little to assist Brisco who’s now extra remembered as a wrestler with a ton of potential who ended up being a bust.
3 Desmond Wolfe
Wolfe suffered from a standard TNA curse, getting misplaced within the shuffle resulting from poor reserving. He was an excellent wrestler and had the potential to be a star, however his reserving and promo expertise at all times held him again. He’s typically solely remembered for his feud with Angle, the place Wolfe was victorious in a road battle on an episode of impression. The story was a giant second for Wolfe however did nothing for his long-term profession and his win is a “head-scratcher” when his legacy is in comparison with Angle’s looking back.
Tyson Tomko failed to seek out success in each the WWE and TNA. He had a push as a monster heel within the WWE however rapidly disappeared after shedding to John Cena. He signed with TNA in 2006 and did nothing memorable exterior a number of moments within the tag staff division. He did get one enormous upset win over Kurt Angle because of AJ Kinds who was a particular visitor referee. The match was a fluke and Tomko’s feud with Angle was additionally, for probably the most half, nothing particular.
1 Garett Bischoff
Hulk Hogan as soon as referred to as Garett Bischoff “the way forward for the wrestling enterprise.” Followers can add that to the record of “horrible issues Hogan has ever stated out loud.” Garett, son of Eric Bischoff, was a product of clear nepotism because it was evident from his first match he was not prepared for a stage on the degree of TNA. Followers despised Bischoff leaping over extra seasoned (and, frankly, higher) expertise, making his complete run in TNA robust to observe. He did handle to get a win over Angle in 2012, which, despite the fact that it occurred through DQ, is a excessive level for Garett’s profession and a low level for Angle’s legacy.