Kurt Angle has paid tribute to the greatness of Eddie Guerrero.
Heading into WrestleMania 20, Kurt Angle was on a mission to regain the WWE Championship. The man standing in his way was Eddie Guerrero who had won the gold after pinning Brock Lesnar at No Way Out in one of the most famous moments in WWE history.
Once the match was set, Angle did his best to get under the skin of Guerrero, blasting him for being a former drug addict, claiming he would give fans a champion to be proud of.
On the night it was Guerrero who grabbed victory, outsmarting Angle to squeeze out the win. After being trapped in the Ankle Lock, Guerrero untied his boot, so when Angle applied the hold again, the boot came off, enabling Guerrero to roll up his rival and score the win.
Speaking on an episode of The Kurt Angle Show, the veteran paid tribute to Guerrero for coming up with the spot.
“We were on tour the week before. I believe we were in Asia. I believe in Japan. And Eddie stops me. We were going to the hotel, and I was entering my hotel room. and Eddie ran up to me because he was down the hall in a different hotel room.
He runs up to me and says, ‘Hey, Kurt, I just came up with the finish for our WrestleMania match.’ I was like, ‘Well, when Eddie has an idea, it’s usually pretty damn good.’ And when he told me what he wanted to do, I was like, ‘Holy sh*t, man, that’s vintage Eddie Guerrero. Lie, cheat and steal.’ I said, ‘Eddie, you couldn’t have come up with a better finish.’
I mean, him untying his boot. And then I had the ankle lock on it, and it slipped off. And then Eddie rolled me up real quick. What a great finish. It doesn’t get any better than that, especially when you’re talking about characters.
Me being a heel, Eddie being a babyface. Him lying, cheating, and stealing his way to victory. That’s what Eddie always does. It was perfect. It couldn’t be any better. He got it from his father and his uncle and, you know. Yeah, yeah. His brother. I’m sorry. His brother and father. Yeah.”
Kurt Angle Heading Back To WWE
Appearing at Steel City Comic Con, Kurt Angle revealed that he expects to be back with WWE very soon. While the Hall of Famer ruled out wrestling a match, he said he expects to be featured at the Royal Rumble or WrestleMania 40.
Angle was most recently seen on the 30th-anniversary special of Monday Night Raw on January 23rd, 2023.
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