Kurt Angle Names Three TNA Wrestlers That Should Have Had WWE Runs

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Kurt Angle has named three legendary TNA wrestlers as guys that should have had significant runs in WWE during their careers.

When Kurt Angle left WWE in the summer of 2006 to sign with TNA Wrestling, it shocked the wrestling world while also giving TNA the big name it needed to grow as a brand. For the next decade, Angle faced all of the top talents in TNA.

Some of the biggest names in TNA history were able to leave the company and have success in WWE like former two-time WWE Champion AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Bobby Roode to name a few. However, many big name TNA wrestlers never really got a chance in WWE.

On a recent episode of the WWE & TNA Hall of Famer’s Kurt Angle Show podcast, Angle was asked to name some former TNA wrestlers that should have had successful careers in WWE.

“Oh, that’s hard to pick one. I will say Abyss, he did go to WWE as a producer, but he never wrestled for WWE. I thought he should have been up there. Also, I’d say Christopher Daniels and Kazarian. Those two guys were not only incredible singles wrestlers, they were incredible tag wrestlers. They had it all and those guys were incredible. I actually expected them to end up in WWE and sadly they didn’t, but they’re in AEW now, so that’s just about as good.”

As Angle said, the former Abyss works for WWE as a Producer now, but he did not wrestle for the company. There were times when WWE showed interest in Abyss although he chose to stay in TNA out of loyalty to the company.

Christopher Daniels works for AEW now as the Head of Talent Relations while continuing to wrestle part time. Daniels did do some matches in WWE, but he wasn’t under contract.

Frankie Kazarian has been with AEW for the past four years and is currently in Impact Wrestling as he prepares to challenge Josh Alexander for the Impact World Title at the company’s Over Drive event on November 18th.

H/T Fightful