Kurt Angle Once Won Rock Paper Scissors To Earn Right To Be Eliminated First In Elimination Chamber

WWE has a very hi-tech way of decision-making.

Sometimes in WWE, top decisions need to be made and they need to be decided in a very serious and professional manner. Other times, the order of elimination in a WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match is decided by a game of rock paper scissors.

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At WWE New Year's Revolution 2006, John Cena defended his WWE Championship for the first time ever inside of the Elimination Chamber structure. John was going to defend his championship successfully inside the structure and lose it shortly thereafter to Edge, who was not a competitor in the match but did hold the Money in the Bank briefcase, kicking off the rivalry that would last for the latter portion of the decade.

Because of this, the other five men in the match, Shawn Michaels, Carlito, Chris Masters, Kurt Angle, and Kane decided that they did not want to be in the match for a very long time. Kurt Angle, on the latest episode of his podcast, revealed that they decided who would have the right to be eliminated first by way of a game of rock paper scissors.

"The reason I got eliminated early is because I won paper rock scissors. We had a competition, because John Cena was the [WWE] Champion [and] he was going to retain the title in the Elimination Chamber so the other five of us decided everybody wanted to get eliminated early, they didn't want to last the whole match because they weren't gonna win, and I won paper, rock, scissors so I got eliminated first. That doesn't happen very often, but we did it that night."

Kurt Angle went on to be moved to Friday Night SmackDown later that week as he would capture his first-ever WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Later that year, he was moved to ECW, and a couple of months after that, he would leave WWE altogether and spend the bulk of his career in TNA Wrestling.

Elsewhere on this same podcast, Kurt Angle said WWE has reached out to him about appearing on WWE television on the Road to WrestleMania 38. Learn more here.

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