Kurt Angle, a renowned WWE Hall of Famer, has been integral to numerous captivating storylines throughout his career. However, one particular narrative left him less than impressed, despite not being directly involved in it.
In 2023, the legendary Edge and Lita received thunderous ovations from WWE crowds, garnering immense respect as esteemed Hall of Famers in their own right. Their illustrious careers within the company had solidified their status.
Nevertheless, things took a drastically different turn back in 2005. Boundaries between art and reality became hazy when it was revealed that Edge and Lita had engaged in an affair while he was married. She was in a relationship with Matt Hardy, a fellow WWE superstar.
Hardy made the matter public, leading to his dismissal from WWE and intensifying the visceral animosity toward Edge and Lita. Consequently, the two were paired together on television, despite their relationship having come to an end.
In a somewhat awkward twist, they participated in the infamous live sex celebration on Raw the night after Edge dethroned John Cena to become the WWE Champion.
Reconciliation Through Intense Matches
Eventually, Matt Hardy returned to WWE, and the three individuals managed to set their grievances aside, engaging in a series of brutal and hard-hitting matches.
However, not everyone enjoyed this highly publicized airing of their issues. During an episode of The Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic champion admitted his strong disapproval of the entire storyline, deeming it in poor taste.
Despite comprehending the company's rationale for pursuing such a narrative, Angle couldn't hide his disdain: "You know what? It was so uncomfortable. I closely connected with Edge, Christian, and the Hardy Boys. When they executed that storyline, I wouldn't say I liked it.
It just lacked taste. While I understand Matt Hardy was on board with it, I wasn't. I wouldn't say I liked it at all. I thought it was simply appalling." Meanwhile, in a parallel development, Matt Hardy might find himself flying solo without his brother Jeff for a while in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), as the former WWE Champion appears to have been written off television for a few weeks.
In hindsight, Angle's candid remarks highlighted the delicate balance between pushing boundaries and maintaining respect within professional wrestling storytelling.