Kurt Angle is a very famous WWE Hall of Famer, and he recently spoke about Gold Medalist Gable Steveson. Kurt spoke about how Gable can work well inside the WWE. Gable is now a RAW superstar after the WWE Draft. However, he hasn’t made a huge impact within the company.
Kurt Angle then spoke about the pressure that will be on Gable once his career really starts her career off as there is already a lot of hype surrounding him. He also spoke about why he believes Gable will be having tons of success with the company.
Kurt Angle Talks About Gable Steveson Potential within the WWE After Draft
“Gable Steveson is a phenomenal athlete, especially for his size,” Angle said. “The kid is a super athlete, I think he’s going to adapt well to pro wrestling.
The only issue is I don’t know his personality. I don’t know how open he is if he’s able to come up with a great character that people will relate to or that people will absolutely hate. “You can be a great wrestler but if you don’t have the character and the promo skills, you’re going to be stuck in the mud.
Someone like Gable Steveson, who is an Olympic Gold Medalist, they’re going to bring him in larger than life. A lot of pressure is going to be put on him just like it was for me. I think Gable is going to do a good job, I think he’s going to adapt very well and I think he’s going to have a lot of success in WWE”.
Many people compare Kurt Angle and Gable Stevenson. They are both Olympic Gold Medalists and are former amateur wrestlers. People have stated on Twitter that he’s “Not the next Kurt Angle”. Angle stated that Gable can become the next Brock Lesnar.
Angle then had special praise for Nigel McGuiness. According to Angle, Nigel was one of his favorite opponents at TNA. According to Angle, Nigel could have been WWE Champion but he could not become one due to the injuries that he received.
“Nigel was so talented, it was endless what success he would have,” Kurt Angle said. “This kid just had some really bad luck. He had something wrong with him, certain disease and that’s what held him back.
I know before he went to TNA, WWE was going to sign him and he ended up blowing out his shoulder so they held off on signing him and he ended up going from ROH to TNA. He did phenomenally, I loved working with him. The problem was he was so damn good and aggressive that he didn’t know how to give back.
He would take my arm and crank it and put it behind my back but he’d put me in a hold where I couldn’t reverse him. I taught him a few things on how to open up for counters so people can get their offense in but Nigel was incredible."