I apologize for the quality of this one. October in 2002 brought some awesome goodness on the Smackdown side. I want to focus on that timeframe with the next several videos. Let’s kick it off with this match between Edge and Kurt Angle. Earlier in 2002, they had a feud which led to Angle losing his hair. Edge and Rey Mysterio formed a team as they were entered into the WWE Tag Team Championship tournament. Angle had formed an alliance with Chris Benoit. Here is a singles match between Edge and Angle in the middle of all this.
Kurt Angle had defeated Austin to win the WWF Championship in his hometown of Pittsburgh at Unforgiven 2001. Austin had been off TV for a couple of weeks after that loss, and was then granted a rematch for this episode of RAW. The Invasion angle may have been botched, but it did offer plenty of memorable moments, this being one of them.
Jeff Hardy won the TNA World Championship at Bound for Glory 2012, and makes his first title defense here on an episode of iMPACT! The two put on a pretty good match, shall we say near the **** range?
To close out September today and tomorrow, we’ll go with the brand split era and the Smackdown side of things. Benoit and Angle had the classics ***** encounter at Royal Rumble 2003, but before that at Unforgiven 2002, they paired off in another great match, this one has an ending that hearkens back to their WM X-7 encounter.
While revisiting the Mega Powers angle in your SNME re-rants, where you would rank that in the "best angles ever" debate. It started in October 87 on SNME and if you end it at WM5 it's till nearly a year and a half of perfect slow burn. It elevated Savage to full time main eventer forever and drew shit loads of money. I'm born in 82 and grew up a WWF fan. For my money, that was the best ever. Austin/Hart Foundation 97, Austin/McMahon 98, and the NWO are up there too in my opinion.
Certainly it was the biggest money drawing angle ever for a single match. Creatively as well I'd have no problem putting it up there. It was the kind of year long planning they just don't do anymore.
Does he pass the physical……
Where would he fit in if active……
Should he return an active performer, obviously the clock would be ticking. Who would you prefer to see him dance with and in what capacity, assuming his activity would be regulated?
A handful I'd like to throw out there, for one time nostalgia matches, are HHH, Taker, Cena & Batista, all money main event matches.
If available, I'd most prefer to see Punk, Lesnar, Bryan, & Cesaro involved with Angle in a short series of matches where a "rubber" match is needed. Assuming The Shield folds, throw in Reigns.
And to close things out, find a few super friends to battle the Wyatts with. Maybe tag with guys like Big E, Swagger & Henry, bring back Team Angle, or go all out and tag with Cena & Sheamus.
Either way, his time is limited, but there's a dozen fine looking matches right there.
Angle vs Bryan, right now, would get mad buzz, maybe the most,
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