The Undertaker bows to Kurt Angle for making a fool of himself even after winning the Olympic gold medal

Kurt Angle, the Olympic gold medalist, is among the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He has participated in some of the worst professional wrestling matches to ever travel the globe. His impact inside the squared circle is truly unparalleled and may never be surpassed by another superstar.

During the Attitude Era, he made his WWE debut and found immediate success. Along with famous superstars like The Undertaker and The Rock, Angle had a memorable tenure during the Attitude Era. After that, during the Ruthless Aggression Era, which also saw Angle leave the WWE, he developed into a more seasoned veteran.

One of the talking points during his Attitude Era run came when he crossed paths with The Undertaker. The Deadman was in the American Badass gimmick during that time and was more expressive in front of the fans. Both veterans crossed paths several times from 2000-2006 that saw several classics between the two.

When they first met, Angle’s career was just starting, so having a rivalry with Taker was huge for a rookie. Their initial rivalry was based on Angle imitating the American Badass gimmick which was hilarious to the WWE Universe. Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Undertaker praised Angle for putting on such a performance despite being an Olympic Gold Medalist.

“He doesn’t get enough credit for how good he really was” stated The Deadman. He further stated “And it’s strange because of his background. For an Olympic Gold medalist, to do what he did and be able to put his ego on the shelf and make himself look like a crazy Idiot week, after week, after week, it was so much fun.”

Undertaker’s statements cannot be overlooked as Angle had one of the best rookie years in the WWE. He went on to win the 2000 King of the Ring competition in addition to holding the Intercontinental and European Championships. However, his rivalry with The Deadman was what made him more familiar with the fans.

Kurt Angle didn’t hold back from poking fun at his rivalry with The Undertaker

During their first meeting in 2000, Angle tried to parody The American Badass in the most hilarious way possible. Angle mocked the gimmick by mocking it in a funny way that even left Undertaker smiling. He would dress you down every week presenting a modified and entertaining version of the American Badass.

Kurt Angle and The Undertaker shared many funny moments during their rivalry
Kurt Angle and The Undertaker shared many funny moments during their rivalry

During one of their segments, Angle would make an identical entrance imitating the American Badass. However the catch was that he made his way to the ring on a scooter. He further stated how Undertaker should ride one of those that made The American Badass furious. The Undertaker took his Bike and tried to run it over the Olympic Gold Medalist before he left the arena.

Angle shared his thoughts on the segment and how everyone enjoyed the segment. “The moped was hilarious. I mean offering a moped to the Undertaker was just ridiculous. It was one of the funnest things I did that year.” Angle said. Angle would later lose to Taker at Fully Loaded 2000, bringing an end to his rivalry with the Dead Man.

Kurt Angle and The Undertaker have a long history in the WWE

During the Attitude Era and the Ruthless Aggression Era, The Undertaker and Kurt Angle engaged in a feud over the WWE Championship. In a 2002 WWE Championship match between the two, Undertaker pinned Angle, although he also submitted at the same time.

Undertaker made a horse-drawn comeback appearance at the 2006 Royal Rumble. He then challenged Kurt Angle for the World Heavyweight Championship, with their fight scheduled to take place at No Way Out. With Angle emerging victorious, it was one of the best World Championship bouts in WWE history. During his interview with Chris Van Vliet, Taker discussed how good Angle was inside the squared circle.

“…when you’re crawling through those ropes you better be ready to go because he might go flat, go!” said the Dead Man. He further stated “I had some really, really good matches with Kurt. He was a machine man.” Kurt’s unmatched dedication and passion for the sport has made him one of the all-time greats and everyone in the company respects and acknowledges that.

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