Kurt Angle has called the Brothers of Destruction, Kane, and The Undertaker the best big men he ever worked with in a wrestling ring.
In a world of giant superstars, the WWE has had no shortage of big men wrestlers over the years. Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show podcast, Angle was discussing the best big men he’d ever faced, two names immediately sprang to the Olympic gold medallist’s mind.
“Kane was great, one of the best big guys I’ve ever worked with. What he did in the ring, he was incredible, a great athlete for his size. Him and Undertaker were the two best big guys I’ve ever got in the ring with. They weren’t heavy on their feet – they were light, they jumped for you when you would give them a suplex. They weren’t very difficult to work with, they were very easy to work with. That’s a huge compliment to anyone that’s that size in the business.”
Kurt Angle would share the ring with former WWE Champion Kane on several occasions throughout their WWE careers. Most notably the two would square off in a highly coveted one-on-one match at WrestleMania X8. Angle would get the better of the ‘Big Red Machine’ on that night.
Angle would share the ring with the legendary Undertaker no less than 80 times between 2000 and 2006. Perhaps their most memorable match came at No Way Out 2006 for the World Heavyweight Championship. Angle would roll through Undertaker’s ‘Hell’s Gate’ submission hold to pin the Deadman and retain his title.
During the show, Kurt Angle would also discuss his critically-acclaimed match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 21. Angle would explain the psychology of the two men starting the match slowly when their rivalry had been so heated.