Kurt Angle knows who he wants to induct him in the Hall of Fame, and it happens to be one of his greatest rivals. According to a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Angle has a quick answer to that question.
The Rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
“That’s a no-brainer," Angle began. "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."
Angle continued, "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 says he hasn't spoken with Vince McMahon yet, but he has had a conversation with Triple H, and it appears like that "one more match" chant might fall on deaf ears.
"I have yet to speak to Vince, but I did talk with Triple H. It was a great conversation. This is all about the Hall of Fame, nothing else, and I'm OK with that. WWE wanted to show their appreciation for my career there. Even though I feel it was short-lived at six-and-a-half years, I made enough of an impact that they felt I was worthy of the Hall of Fame."
You can read the entire interview at this link.