Steve Austin Says Working With Kurt Angle In 2001 Is His Favorite SummerSlam Moment

Steve Austin names his top SummerSlam moment.

WWE SummerSlam has been home to many moments for "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. In 1997, he was infamously dropped on his head and neck by Owen Hart, but managed to escape with the Intercontinental Title. In 1998, he defended the WWE Title against The Undertaker in the famous Highway To Hell feud. One year later, he competed in the main event with Jesse Ventura as the special guest referee.

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But according to Austin, none of those moments top his 2001 bout against Kurt Angle.

"Going back [to] 2001, working with Kurt Angle," Austin told ESPN when asked about his favorite SummerSlam moment. "I was working as a heel, Kurt was the babyface. Just the physicality of that match, the story that we told. In this world that we live in, I was beating his ass. Taking the crowd on that ride, championship on the line, that was my favorite SummerSlam moment, with Kurt Angle."

The WWE Championship bout between Austin and Angle is widely considered to be one of Austin's best matches of his career.

Austin returned to WWE television at Raw Reunion on July 22, capping off the show with a beer bash and celebrating with the WWE family. You can view the segment by clicking here.

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