One of the most important characters of the famous WWE Attitude Era, as well as fundamental of the Ruthless Aggression Era, that is the time period arrived at the beginning of the 2000s, in the rings of the McMahon-based federation, responds to the name of Kurt Angle, former WWE world champion, but also former TNA world champion and also winner of an Olympic gold medal in Atlanta '96.
The multi-decorated athlete, who in the end also entered the two American Hall of Fame, of the companies in which he served for years, has managed over time to interpret different characters, even becoming General Manager twice for McMahon, or the one who ran an entire TV show, creating matches and managing feuds and thus doing the managerial role that is usually not seen on-screen.
Throughout most of his career, Kurt Angle has almost always played heel roles, especially in the WWE rings, with Vince McMahon confident that Angle is at his best as such and not as a babyface.
Kurt Angle retired at WrestleMania 35
In his last chat on AdFreeShow, Kurt Angle also wanted to tell the reasons that have pushed Vince McMahon to present him as a heel for years, saying: "Vince didn't like me as a babyface.
Whenever I did a turn face, it was only for a couple of months. I think it eventually emerged that I was one of the best wrestlers on the roster. I was one of the best wrestlers in the world. Vince didn't like being a babyface because he thought I was more effective as a heel.
I started as a heel. I pulled out the three 'I's, but then I put them aside a bit. I would have done the opposite. I would have done like Eddie Guerrero 'I Lie, Cheat & Steal', but instead it was 'Intensity, integrity & Intelligence' Vince liked this side of me.
I think I was better as a heel because I was able to control the time in the match and I was able to grow new wrestlers. The ones that made me grow, like Undertaker, Austin, The Rock, Triple H, I eventually became one of these ring leaders.
It is easier to work as a heel when you are a leader of the ring than when you have to babyface. My job was to create other wrestlers, grow them, get them ready. I had the best possible job and I did it as a heel." The tentative plan is that Kurt Angle will show his loyalty to the McMahons by screwing Rollins down the line.
Seeds were planted for a potential match this week on Raw when the pair interacted during a segment. Should Angle not be able to pass a medical, it's still likely that WWE will go ahead of the storyline, but have Kurt Angle hand pick an opponent for Rollins instead. Obviously, option one would be everyone’s preferred choice.