Kurt Angle Reveals Who Believes Could Have Been “The New Team Angle”

Kurt Angle with Team Angle

Kurt Angle has revealed the identity of the former WWE Tag Team who he believes could have become the “new Team Angle.”

At the end of 2002, Kurt Angle was standing atop SmackDown as the World Champion. A position that was strengthened further when he was “gifted” Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin by Paul Heyman. Team Angle as the faction became known, existed to keep the WWE Championship on Angle, but that didn’t stop the newcomers going on to win the WWE Tag Team Championships in their own right.

Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show [available on AdFreeShows.com] Kurt Angle revealed who he thought could have been the “new Team Angle” many years later.

Angle initially discussed managing Chad Gable and Otis before detailing how he turned down the chance to manage Riddle.

“I wouldn’t mind doing it, not only are they great amateur wrestlers but they’re very entertaining too, especially Otis. I think I might have been able to be a part of that but it started after I left the company. There wasn’t a possibility of me coming back and managing them.”

“The WWE did offer me to manage Matt Riddle but I didn’t take it at the time because I had other commitments. Otis and Chad Gable that would’ve been awesome, we would’ve had a lot of fun doing those segments.”

Expanding further Angle said that he had wanted to create a new Team Angle with Gable and his former partner Jason Jordan.

“I wanted to do that, I’m not sure why Vince didn’t decide to do that. Instead, he made Jason Jordan my son and Chad Gable had no relationship to me whatsoever. I would’ve probably done the opposite but I also think that those guys would’ve been the new Team Angle.”

“It would’ve been a really good run, I’m not sure why Vince didn’t want to do it. It’s actually very disappointing because Team Angle didn’t get to the level it could have. Team Angle only survived for like eight months, it wasn’t a long period for that faction so to reignite it with Chad Gable and Otis or Jason Jordan would’ve been incredible. I think we could’ve done that for three or four years and had a great run.”

h/t Wrestling Inc.

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