WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle is one of the longest-tenured athletes in the professional wrestling business. In a career spanning over two decades, the Olympic Gold Medallist has seen it all.
During a recent Q&A on Facebook, Kurt was asked which Superstar on the current roster has the potential to carry WWE on his/her shoulder in the years to come.
“You have guys right now that can do it. Some upcoming guys and girls? Finn [Balor]. [Bobby] Roode. [Chad] Gable. Ember Moon. Although I’m not crazy about him personally, [Baron], Corbin will be a huge factor.”
Angle has a history of carrying promotions on his shoulders – ECW, WWF, TNA, NJPW, Lucha Libre AAA. Serving as the on-screen General Manager of Monday Night RAW, Kurt has once again proved to be one of the cornerstones of WWE, despite being excluded from regular in-ring action and engaged in his duties as an authority figure.
WWE’s fifth Grand Slam Champion was also asked to share his thoughts on the development of reigning RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey. Angle had teamed up with Rousey in her WWE debut match against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a Mixed Tag Team showdown at WrestleMania 34.
“Ronda has become an amazing sports entertainer. She caught on so quickly. But, there will come a time where she will need to do some improvising during her matches. That only comes with experience. She has proven herself to be highly respected in the pro ‘rasslin circle, but give her another year or so of experience so she feels 1,000 percent more comfortable. “
“I understand where she is right now because I too was pushed into a spot that only the most experienced wrestlers get to, although I didn’t have the experience. That’s the main event. Ronda is special. She will only get better.”