In the main event of Survivor Series 2017 Team Raw took on Team SmackDown in a traditional five-on-five elimination match. In the end it was the red brand who scored the win, but it was a result shrouded in confusion and controversy thanks to Triple h.
With the bout moving towards it’s conclusion, Raw had Triple H, Kurt Angle and Braun Strowman remaining while Shane McMahon was holding out for SmackDown. However, in a strange twist, Triple H hit a Pedigree on Angle and put Shane McMahon on him so that he was eliminated. After seeming aligning with his brother-in-law, he then delivered a Pedigree on McMahon to secure the win for his team. All the time a bemused Braun Strowman stood on the ring apron.
After the match, Triple H celebrated with Strowman being being laid out by the ‘Monster Among Men.’ The storyline eventually led to Angle teaming with Ronda Rousey to defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 34.
Kurt Angle Believes Triple H Could Have Created Magic With Braun Strowman
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, Angle looked back on the surreal conclusion to the match. The WWE Hall of Famer said that he didn’t agree with how it was handled as it made Strowman look like an “idiot.”
“I just don’t agree with what they did with Braun there, I understand him giving me the Pedigree to screw me over and screw me over with the win against Shane [McMahon], that made sense but the thing with Braun Strowman, leaving him hanging there high and dry just made him look like an idiot.”
Angle added that if there would have been a proper program between The Game and Strowman their matches would have been up there with the best.
“I say yes, it [a program between Braun Strowman and Triple H] definitely should have [happened],” Kurt continued. “Not that Triple H turned on Braun but I think he disrespected Braun to a certain degree, because he took me out in front of Braun, so that’s a sign of disrespect. I think that if they would have had a program together, it would have been great and I think that Triple H and Braun Strowman would have had some five-star matches.”
H/t to Fightful