This week's episode of Raw was a solid show I will admit and there were a few highlights or points that we can discuss. However, there is one moment from the show that absolutely fits this article series perfectly. Even though early on I thought that Ronda's promo was what I would be writing about due to my issues with her character change and constant acknowledgment of the entertainment aspects of wrestling. Either way though there is no doubt that Kurt Angle was and will always be the measuring stick for amateur wrestlers making the transition to wrestling.
As Angle mentioned during the promo it was 23 years ago that he won a gold medal with a broken freakin neck. Following his Olympic win in 1996 he would soon make the move to pro-wrestling signing with the WWE and the rest is history. Angle spent time in both the old Trax warehouse where the company use to train talent, time in Memphis and was actually trained by Dory Funk Jr. Angle is the only pro-wrestler ever to hold the WWE Championship, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship, TNA World Heavyweight Championship, WCW World Heavyweight Championship, and IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. During his career the Hall of Famer has won the King of the Ring and King of the Mountain as well as earning the Triple Crown in both WWE and TNA.
Overall there is no doubt that Kurt Angle has had an incredible career within the 24 x 24 squared circle and deserves to go out the biggest stage the company has to offer. The only question there is now is who will be the final man to meet the "Olympic Gold Meadlist" in a WWE ring. Well we will find that out soon enough either way though thank you for everything Kurt, you deserve this one last ride.
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