Kurt Angle Reveals Why Vince McMahon Preferred Him Heel
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Kurt Angle Reveals Why Vince McMahon Preferred Him Heel

Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle. Image Credits: Twitter

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who is also a six times World champion in WWE and a former six times TNA Heavyweight champion of the World recently explained why the Chairman of WWE Vince McMahon preferred him as a heel character.

For the most time of his career, Kurt Angle played heel persona and that is something that made him famous. A lot of fans believe that Angle is one of the best Heels not only in the history of WWE but in the history of professional wrestling. Even during his TNA days, he mostly played a heel persona, which was almost identical to his WWE gimmick.

Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle. Image Credits: Twitter

Kurt Angle Reveals Why Vince McMahon Preferred Him Heel

When Angle made his debut in 1999, he was a babyface, but soon he turned heel. WWE followed the old school technique of pushing some new individual, just turning him heel. He had an undefeated streak for quite a time before it was finally broken by the debuting Tazz at Royal Rumble 2000. But WWE had huge plans for him, on the same year he won his first WWE Championship.

He kept on playing his heel persona, at Wrestlemania XIX hi main invented the grandest stage of them all for the first time in his career, and that was the only time as well. But he did give some amazing matches at Wrestlemania, such as is epic clash with Shawn Michaels from WrestleMania 21. In 2006 he parted ways from WWE and joint the Rival promotion of WWE back in the time, TNA Wrestling, where he was also famous as a heel.

Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle. Image Credits: Twitter

Kurt Angle who is also a six times World champion in WWE and a former six times TNA Heavyweight champion of the World recently spoke on a recent episode of The Kurt Angle Show where he explained why the Chairman of WWE Vince McMahon preferred him as a heel character. He said;

“Vince didn’t like me as a babyface.  Every time I ever turned babyface, it was only for a couple months.  I think what it comes down to is I was one of the best wrestlers on the roster.  I was one of the best wrestlers in the world.  Vince just didn’t like me as a babyface because I was more effective as a heel.  I started out as a heel.

Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle. Image Credits: Twitter

“I would preach the three ‘I’s, but I wouldn’t actually back it up.  I would do the opposite.  I would do the lie, cheat, and steal like Eddie Guerrero, but I would say I had intensity, integrity, and intelligence.  Vince liked that about me.  I think I was a better wrestler as a heel because I could control the tempo of the match and I could start making other wrestlers.

“The wrestlers that made me like Undertaker, Austin, Stone Cold, Triple H, I became one of those ring leaders.  It’s easier to work as a heel when you’re a ring leader than it is as a babyface.  My job was to make other wrestlers and make them bigger than they were already.  I did the best job I could, and that entails being the heel.”

H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription

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