The Olympic Gold Medalist has announced his retirement. Kurt Angle will bid goodbye to WWE and his wrestling career at WrestleMania 35, And, it's genuinely a goodbye of one of the greatest entertainers in the history of the business. The 'Hall of Famer' has had a career that would make anyone proud, and we have been privileged to witness his journey.
In this article, we present to you 7 Kurt Angle matches that'd take you through a trip down the memory lane. These are definitely some of his greatest matches, but we haven't ranked them. Moreover, we invite you to tell us your favorite Kurt Angle match, that all of his fans should watch at least one more time. Let's celebrate one of the greatest careers in pro wrestling history.
Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon: King of the Ring 2001
Watch this match because Shane McMahon made it out alive. We mean, it was so brutal that at one point Vince McMahon wanted to stop this fight.
Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar: WrestleMania 19
Watch this as well because Brock Lesnar made it out alive. Why would beastlike Brock Lesnar try a Shooting-Star Press? Because he could do it. However, he nearly broke his neck in this match. Make no mistake, it genuinely was one great match. But, nothing like that moment when Lesnar almost accidentally killed himself. Phew!
#7 Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett: TNA Genesis 2009
Surprising? Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett had a deeply personal and a long rivalry in TNA (now Impact Wrestling). Kurt's issues with alcohol and addiction, his divorce with his wife, Karen, and her subsequent affair and marriage to Jeff became fodder for gossip and a TV feud.
However, besides all the drama, Angle and Jarrett delivered some solid wrestling matches, and the best of their encounters came at TNA's Genesis 2009 when Angle faced Jarrett in a ‘No Disqualification' match.
The two veterans left nothing to wonder for their fans, as they fought everywhere and with everything. The match had some sick spots, most notably an Angle Slam off the ramp through a table. The kind of spot when that makes wonder if Jarrett would end up hurt in real, despite the talent of the wrestlers in action.
Also, two intense and mean chair shots by the competitors on one another towards the end ascertains why it's right that WWE has banned the thing in their organization. Still, Angle plays the intense merciless “Main Event Mafia” here, and he does so... 'Brutally.' The only let down was the end, which saw Angle rolling up Jarrett for the win. Yet, it's a match you would not regret to watch or re-watch today.