‘The Olympic Gold Medallist’ Kurt Angle has locked down the problem with WWE booking, stating nothing is structured or as neat as it was in previous years.
When the former WWE Champion returned to the company in 2017, he expected to be greeted with a main event run and several championships prior to his planned retirement two years later. Instead, Angle found himself instead playing a bit-part role as the General Manager of Monday Night Raw and filling in when talent couldn’t make a show.
Far below his initial expectations, Kurt Angle puts his final run in the company down to WWE’s booking. Speaking on his Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic Gold Medalist talked about how the company didn’t finalise WrestleMania 35 until a week before the event.
“It was really hard to guess who was going to wrestle who. Things weren’t structured out as neatly as in prior years. They usually have the WrestleMania cards by December at the very latest, this one it wasn’t ready for quite some time. I don’t think they put together the whole card entirely till the week before [WrestleMania 35].”
Angle’s final WWE bout came at the aforementioned WrestleMania 35 when he lost in an unspectacular effort to Baron Corbin who would use the momentum to win the King of the Ring tournament and continue his career under the King Corbin moniker.
Credit for the interview: The Kurt Angle Show
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.