Kurt Angle On Not Winning The Undisputed Title
Kurt Angle recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet and revealed that he was supposed to be the man to win the Undisputed title until Vince McMahon changed his mind and decided to give Chris Jericho the push.
“Vince McMahon came to me two weeks prior and said ‘We’re going to give you the strap again. You’re going to be the Undisputed Champion. I thought that was pretty cool, considering that the pool was Chris Jericho, The Rock, and Austin. Those three are the best of all time. I knew going into it, I was going to win.
“Five days before (the event), Vince gives me a call and says ‘I really want to give it to Jericho. I really think he could benefit from it.’ I agreed. If anybody needs it and can run with it, it would be Chris Jericho. I was very honored that Vince had enough respect for me to tell me about the switch. For Jericho, it benefited him. It put him in that title picture and main event. Chris was always up there. He was such an important factor in the company because he could make anyone look good. He was one of our supported assets. I have more respect for him today than I ever did before. I can’t believe the things he can do now.”
Jason Jordan Working On WWE Return?
On the same interview with Van Vliet, Angle also revealed that Jason Jordan may be trying to work his way back into the ring, almost two years after his untimely retirement from the ring due to a neck injury.
“He’s good. I do expect him to come back. He’s still waiting. He’s still having problems with his circulation and using his left hand. So, he’s gonna have to wait a little bit longer. He might need another surgery. That might be the reason why he’s not functioning properly. He got his strength and his size back up. He looks just like he did before.”