WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has revealed who he would make the faces of Raw and SmackDown, plus a surprise pick for a future WrestleMania main event.
Heading into Survivor Series, Big E and Roman Reigns stand atop their respective brands holding the WWE and Universal Championships. At the event the two men will meet in a huge contest which has been in the forefront of fans’ minds ever since Big E captured the WWE Title in September.
Speaking on a recent episode of The Kurt Angle Show, available via AdFreeShows, Kurt Angle revealed who he would have as his two tops stars on Raw and SmackDown. Responding to a question sent in from a fan, Angle said that he would choose the “two best in the company,” Roman Reigns and Randy Orton.
“My two champions are the two best in the company, Roman Reigns and Randy Orton,”
Interestingly the Hall of Famer also a a slightly surprising pick for a future WrestleMania main event. Kurt Angle said that he would love to see AJ Styles and Finn Balor clash on the ‘Grandest stage of them all’ as the former Bullet Club members are both “unbelievable” in the ring.
“WrestleMania main event, a new one and one I would love to see would be AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor. I think that match would be incredible, and I would love to see that at WrestleMania as a main event. Both those guys are unbelievable in the ring.”
During the show, Angle also weighed in on the future prospects of NXT 2.0 star Bron Breakker. The former World Champion initially praised the young star saying that he loved his style, but would be cautious about building a company around him.
“Bron is a talented individual,”
“I love his style, he’s very physical. I think the company could do a lot of good with him. I don’t know if he’s the guy that you want to build the company around, but I do believe that he should be one of the very top guys eventually. He’s that talented, he can be something very special if they use him right.”
Bron Breakker is the son of Rick Steiner and nephew of Scott Steiner, something that has been hinted at during commentary, but never directly addressed. Eric Bischoff in particular has been open about his dislike for the Bron Breakker name, believing the young star should be allowed to embrace his rich wrestling heritage.
By contrast, Kurt Angle explained that Breakker should be able to use whichever name he sees fit. Comparing the situation to his own at the star of his WWE career.
“You know what, the kid can decide for himself what he wants to call himself,” Angle said. “I wouldn’t take offense to it. I don’t think it’s a problem.
“[As far as my name] It was always going to be Kurt Angle because Vince said, ‘Let’s use the Olympic Gold Medal and what Kurt has truly accomplished, and let’s make a character out of him.’ He did, and he ran with that character and made me not only legitimate, he made me very funny and entertaining. Kind of a dork, and I liked doing it. I had a blast.”
After making his debut in NXT 2.0 on September 14th, Bron Breakker challenged for the NXT Championship in only his fourth televised match. Breakker went up against Tommaso Ciampa at Halloween Havoc but was ultimately defeated.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.