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Kurt Angle Explains Why Christian Cage Could Claim To Be The G.O.A.T

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Kurt Angle says new IMPACT Champion Christian Cage could have become the absolute greatest to ever lace up a pair of wrestling boots.

Angle had high praise for his former Team ECK partner Christian Cage on an edition of The Kurt Angle Show [available via]. The Olympic gold medallist began by reminiscing about the times he spent with Cage, Edge, and Rhyno before calling Christian Cage underrated and underappreciated:

“Every once in a while we touch base. He’s such a good guy. We were best friends, you know, Edge, Christian, myself, and Rhyno. We really were best friends. We spent a lot of time together and that time was so valuable. I’ll never forget what he did for me. What he did for the business. Christian is one of the most underrated professional wrestlers of all time. This guy should actually already be in the Hall of Fame. That’s how good he was and, I don’t know, I mean, I think someday he will be. I just think that he’s been underappreciated.”

Christian Cage made headlines on the first episode of AEW Rampage when he defeated The Belt Collector Kenny Omega for the IMPACT World Championship. In doing so, Cage also collected the TNA World Title belt that had been part of Omega’s extensive collection.

Such success will come as no surprise to Kurt Angle, who says Cage could have been the greatest of all time:

“He could have very well been the best professional wrestler of all time. That’s how good he was. He was creative putting the matches together. His timing was impeccable. He was one of the absolute best I’ve ever worked with.”

Christian Cage’s first gold in AEW came in Angle’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA but Cage already has his sights set on more success. He will challenge Kenny Omega again at All Out on the 5th of September for the AEW World Championship.

h/t Fightful for the transcription