Shawn Michaels: Kurt Angle Underrated in WWE Hall of Fame

Shawn Michaels reflects on iconic WrestleMania moments with legends.

by Noman Rasool
Shawn Michaels: Kurt Angle Underrated in WWE Hall of Fame

Shawn Michaels recently shared insights on WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle's unique prowess and often overlooked contributions to wrestling during a special segment on WWE’s YouTube channel. The event was held ahead of "WWE NXT" Stand and Deliver, featuring Michaels alongside rising stars Carmelo Hayes, Trick Williams, and Roxanne Perez.

During the session, Michaels revisited some of his most memorable WrestleMania matches, including his notable bout with Angle at WrestleMania 21. He emphasized Angle's meticulous approach to the sport, suggesting that the Olympic Gold Medalist does not receive the accolades he deserves for his meticulous attention to detail in the ring.

“Probably a guy that doesn’t get as much credit as he should for attention to detail ... he looks like a scary son of a gun when he wants to go," Michaels remarked. He further encouraged the younger wrestlers, "You got to go out there and not be afraid to just don't have any inhibitions inside you, just go out there trying to make each other's stuff look the best”.

Michaels also opened up about the immense pressure he felt when he first faced Angle at WrestleMania, highlighting the high expectations set due to their impressive skills and fan anticipation. “This was one that I felt a bunch of pressure in, you know what I mean? First time, Kurt and I, WrestleMania.

This one on paper, this has got to be fantastic. Believe it or not, both he and I felt the pressure of that, and you know you always want to deliver on the hype”.

Prepping for Victory

Additionally, Michaels watched his WrestleMania 23 match against John Cena with Williams, which served as a preparatory session for Williams' upcoming match against Hayes at Stand and Deliver.

The session proved beneficial as Williams emerged victorious in the event. Through these discussions, Michaels not only provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his legendary career but also highlighted the critical elements of wrestling that contribute to a successful and memorable match.

His commentary not only sheds light on Angle's significant yet underrecognized contributions to the sport but also serves as an educational tool for the next generation of WWE stars.

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