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Charlie Haas Says He Was “His Own Worst Enemy” During WWE Run

Team Angle - Kurt Angle, Charlie Haas, Shelton Benjamin

Former WWE Superstar Charlie Haas has admitted that he “hated” how his run with the company ended, suggesting that he was his own worst enemy.

Charlie Haas signed with WWE towards the tail end of the year 2000 after impressing in a try-out match at Madison Square Garden. Haas arrived on the main roster a little over two years later, joining forces with Shelton Benjamin and Kurt Angle to form Team Angle.

Haas and Benjamin later dubbed themselves ‘The World’s Greatest Tag Team’ winning the WWE Tag Team Championships. Haas briefly left the company in 2005, before returning a year later. However, after a run as a singles competitor under numerous gimmicks, Haas was released in February 2010.

During a recent appearance on the Kurt Angle Show, available via AdFreeShows, Charlie Haas admitted that he hated how his time with the company came to an end. The former Tag Team Champion said that he lost sight of who he was, becoming his own worst enemy.

“I didn’t know who I was and they could tell,” Haas said. “They put all these characters on me and I did it in a way that I wasn’t going to disrespect them. I was going to honour them, I did it to the best of my ability. I wasn’t happy with the way it ended, I hated it, I wish my career could’ve gone better, I wish I had some IC title runs or the US title. I just didn’t know who I was, I was lost and I was my own worst enemy.”

Elsewhere during the conversation, Haas recalled just how much winning the Tag Team Championships alongside Benjamin meant to him.

“I’ve never been so happy in my life,” Haas mentioned. “We won it and beat the Guerreros. Kurt had the World Title and we had all the titles. You couldn’t ask for a better storyline and I’m just glad because we didn’t sink. I’m glad that we were able to keep our composure, stay humble and I’m just glad that it worked out. I’ve always told Shelton ‘I think you’re a guardian angel that [my brother] Russ sent me.’ Shelton and I are still best friends, he was the best man at my wedding, godfather to [my daughter] and he’s my brother man.”

Speaking earlier in 2021, Haas said that he believed that Team Angle was broken up too early.

H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.