Kurt Angle has thrust his name back into the news with recent announcement that he has signed with Bellator MMA. Don’t get your hopes up though, it’s not a contract to compete in a real fight. Just a promotional deal that has him signing autographs and making appearances to promote Bellator.
During a recent interview with Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc, Angle spilled the beans that The Undertaker originally approached him about being the guy to end his impressive undefeated streak at WrestleMania, an honor that would eventually go to the returning Brock Lesnar.
I was champion in 2006 and Undertaker approached me and said he wanted to face me at WrestleMania. Until then, Undertaker didn’t have a WrestleMania moment with a five star match. He thought he could have that with me, and he was considering possibly losing as long as he had that moment he wanted, and I don’t blame him. Vince said no way, and I agreed with Vince.
I don’t think Undertaker should ever have lost at WrestleMania, I think he should have been undefeated forever. They made their choice, and if you’re going to do it with anybody, do it with Brock Lesnar, because he’s as legit as it gets. Me and Undertaker ended up having our match at No Way Out 2006. If you ever see that match, it was definitely a WrestleMania type of match.
We’re not sure we want to live in a world where Kurt Angle has a WrestleMania win over the The Undertaker. Then again, we’re not sure we like that a part-time employee like Lesnar ended up being the guy either. Our feelings can be summed up with the following photo: