Kurt Angle names the TNA wrestlers he would have brought with him to WWE for an invasion angle.
The WCW Invasion angle from 2001 was often seen as a lost opportunity in the world of professional wrestling. Nearly a decade later, TNA Wrestling was proving itself to be a viable competitor to WWE with names such as Kurt Angle, Sting, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Mick Foley, Booker T, and more. During the heyday of TNA Wrestling's prominence, many fans would fantasy book a potential Invasion angle that would see TNA wrestlers invade WWE.
On the most recent Q&A episode of The Kurt Angle Show podcast, Kurt Angle named which wrestlers he would personally have taken with him if he could choose who would be a part of a TNA Wrestling invasion angle. Kurt Angle chose Sting, who at the time had yet to be ever involved in WWE programming, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, and Abyss. The latter three individuals were key components of TNA Wrestling's youth movement and alternative branding.
Kurt Angle actually stated that he would not have made himself the leader of the invasion, he would have left that honor to Sting.
"Oh, man! Well, Sting for one. AJ, Samoa Joe, and Abyss. Let me bring four. I'd say those four," Kurt Angle said. "You know, I think that we would have been a formidable team, especially having a big guy in Abyss on the team, having the leader in Sting, AJ Styles with his athletic ability, and Joe with his ground-and-pound skills. Those guys would have been incredible. We could have had a great invasion angle."
Ultimately, all of those individuals would end up in WWE, with Abyss being the only one to never have a wrestling career with the company. Recently, Kurt Angle named Abyss and two other TNA Originals as names that he believes should have been able to make it in WWE. Read more here.
The concept of a TNA Wrestling invasion angle was once the subject of a Kayfabe Commentaries 'Guest Booker' episode. Recently, Sean Ross Sapp spoke to the man behind Kayfabe Commentaries, Sean Oliver. Fans can check out the full interview here.
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