Kurt Angle's 5 best Tag-Team matches
Kurt Angle, the current General Manager of Monday Night RAW returned to the ring recently at October’s TLC event and he is slated to wrestle later on this month as the captain of RAW’s Survivor Series 5-man team. While he has been known as a singles wrestler for the majority of his career, he is a four-time tag team champion, with two reigns coming in WWE and the other two during his tenure in TNA.
Everybody loves talking about Angle’s classic matches against Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker and Samoa Joe, but his great showings in tag team competition often go unnoticed. Since his first two matches back on the WWE roster feature the Olympics Gold Medalist as part of a team, let’s talk about the best tag team matches of Kurt Angle’s career.
#5 Kurt Angle & AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian (Slammiversary X)
Many people don’t realize the fact that Kurt Angle actually spent the majority of his pro wrestling career in TNA. He was in WWE for a little under seven years (November 1999 to August 2006) and with TNA for almost nine and a half years (October 2006 to March 2016). During this time span, he was an insanely decorated champion, holding TNA’s World Title on six different occasions. He is also a 2-time tag team champion, once with Sting and a few years later with AJ Styles. He was also technically the TNA Tag Champions by himself for two weeks before Sting won a match to become the other half of the Tag Champs. It was TNA in the second half of 2007. The less said the better.
Kurt’s partnership with Styles wasn’t long term either, but it certainly wasn’t the convoluted mess that his reign five years earlier was. He held the belts for about a month overall in 2007, and at Slammiversary in 2012 he and Styles defeated “The World Tag Team Champions of The World” in a spectacular match. They would lose the titles back to Daniels and Kazarian 18 days later.
Kurt wasn’t a prolific tag team wrestler, but teaming him up with another one of the best wrestlers in the world in AJ Styles and putting them in the ring with one of the best tag teams in recent memory in Daniels and Kazarian (who are coming up on 6 years as a duo) was certainly the right formula in June of 2012.