Kurt Angle is the first official inductee of the WWE HOF class of 2017. Angle relatively spent a short amount of time in WWE but he was one of the best to do it. Great wrestler, very good on the mic, incredibly funny, he had it all. He had one of if not the best rookie year in WWE and it certainly helped that he came during the attitude era. It was late attitude era but he was amongst the four main stars during that time which so happened to be wrestling GOATs, Rock, HHH and Austin.
As Angle’s induction was announced, people wondered who would induct him? People thought Haas & Benjamin because of Team Angle and they had an incredible run. However, when he spoke to Sports Illustrated, he knew exactly who he wanted to induct him.
Here’s why he wants Austin to induct him.
“That’s a no-brainer. I had just started with WWE and had a program with Austin right after I beat Rock for the world title. I had a quick skit with Stephanie and Triple H, and then it was right on to Austin. We had some memorable feuds and some very funny segments, so he is at the top of my list.”
He also spoke about the influence that Austin had on him
“Steve was one of the most giving individuals. He took me in and allowed me to shine even when it was still his time. I don’t ever compare myself to Stone Cold. He is the guy who elevated wrestling to a level that nobody ever went before, but he enabled me to show my talents when he very well could have said no. He was a very giving individual, and he is one of the guys who had the biggest impact on my career.”
Angle and Austin gave us hilarious memories.
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