New Hall of Famer and ever Newer Raw GM Kurt Angle spoke with Washington's Top News and touched on a wide range of wrestling topics.
He was asked about his favorite current superstars and had a lot of praise for guys on both rosters.
"Seeing the talent in Cesaro and Kevin Owens, I love the kid. I'm a huge fan of him. What he can do for a guy his size [and] how he's able to move around the way he does, he defies the laws of gravity," Angle said, adding: "There are a lot of talents that I'd love to wrestle: Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins. But as far as reminding me of myself, that [Chad] Gable kid, he's a little bit undersized, but damn he can go!"
The top guy on his Monday night roster is undoubtedly Roman Reigns. Kurt Angle is a fan:
"I love him. The issue with Roman is he was utilized and pushed way too fast. When you skip the U.S. Title, Intercontinental Title, the King of the Ring and go right to the top, fans don't like that. … Half the fans love him; half the fans hate him. Same with [John] Cena. When Cena came in, Vince pushed the hell out of him and fans were like, 'Gosh, dang. This guy's invincible. I hate him!' … If Vince waits it out a bit, fans will start to accept [Roman Reigns], and if they don't, then turn him heel."
Kurt knows a little bit about wanting to be a babyface, but finding a sweet spot as a heel. Vince McMahon had to work to convince him that he'd be best suited as a bad guy.
"I disagreed with him. I told him, 'It's not gonna work, I won a gold medal [with] a broken freakin' neck! People are gonna love me!' He said, 'No, they're gonna hate your guts.' He was right."
You can read the entire interview at this link.