Kurt Angle Reflects On TNA Wrestling Making Austin Aries World Champion

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WWE Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle took to his The Kurt Angle Show podcast, where he talked about how TNA Wrestling made Austin Aries a World Champion because it was his time as well as how IMPACT really elevated Austin Aries quickly and Aries deserved that.

“No, it was his time. You know, we made a new wrestler. Austin was coming up through the ranks at this particular time. He was fresh. I liked the way they pushed him. They didn’t take their time with him. They really elevated him quickly and he deserved that.”

Angle also talked about how Austin Aries is a great wrestler and deserved everything he got, but Aries is a little arrogant and a bit of a prick as that was a part of him and his character.

“He is a great wrestler. He’s a little arrogant. He’s a little bit of a prick. I’m not gonna lie to you. I kind of like it to be honest with you. Austin can be annoying, but, that’s part of him, that’s part of his character. That’s who he is. I’m glad it was Austin. He was really good. He deserved it.”

Angle then talked about how the Option C idea made Austin Aries and how it gave Aries a shot at the IMPACT World Title as well as how that concept really helped the IMPACT X-Division.

“Yeah. That made him. Give him a shot at the world title. I liked Option C. I think it did help the X Division. There are guys there that did deserve to be in the main event in the heavyweight division and they never got there. So, you know, you look at AJ [Styles] and Christopher Daniels and, and, Samoa Joe, the history is so long with the X Division and they parlayed over to the heavyweight division. After those guys, not many X Division guys came out and went to the heavyweight division. So I think that really helped the X Division by having Option C. Yeah.”

You can check out Kurt Angle’s full comments in the video below.