Kurt Angle has opened up about the possibility of one day managing fellow Olympic star Gable Steveson.
On the face of it, comparisons between Kurt Angle and Gable Steveson are easy to make. Both were stand-out collegiate wrestlers before winning Olympic gold. After reaching the top of the amateur wrestling mountain both men then signed with WWE, although Steveson did so with much more fanfare.
Speaking during a new appearance on “The Wrassingh Show,” Angle was asked about the possibility of managing the star. The WWE Hall of Famer suggested that while he’d have to think about such an opportunity, he doesn’t think it would be a bad idea.
“I would consider it, I’d have to think about it and see what they wanted me to do. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to have me manage Gable Steveson. But I just have to see how he pans out.”
Angle admitted that he doesn’t know how well Steveson is adapting to the professional ranks.
“I don’t know how he’s picking up on the techniques, I don’t know how he’s doing with his promo skills and backstage vignettes. You know you gotta have a lot of charisma to be in the company, especially if you wanna be successful.”
The former World Champion went on to discuss the differences between and amateur and professional wrestling, breaking down how they are really polar opposites.
“In pro-wrestling you have to tell a story,” Angle said. “Not only that, you have to show emotion. In amateur wrestling, you don’t show any emotion. So in pro wrestling, you have to show that you’re excited, scared, angry, mad. That’s part of the business, and that’s part of why the fans get heavily involved with you is from your emotions. So I don’t know if Gable has that yet.”
Gable Steveson signed with WWE in September 2021 and was drafted to Monday Night Raw later. Aside from an appearance at WrestleMania 38 where he was involved in a confrontation with Chad Gable, the star is yet to truly begin his WWE career.
A recent report claimed that the lack of news and appearances by Steveson is a “very bad sign.”
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.