Kurt Angle signed with WWE in 1998 and he turned an prompt star. His brother Eric Angle then tried to comply with his footsteps when he joined the corporate two years later in 2000.
In the course of the newest episode of his podcast, the Olympic Gold Medallist talked about quite a lot of issues together with his brother’s run with the corporate and extra.
Recalling some scrapped plans for the duo, Kurt revealed that the corporate needed them to be a tag workforce. Nonetheless, the plans by no means materialized due to the discharge of his brother:
“That was the plan, they needed Eric and I too tag collectively, they thought if Eric improved sufficient he’d be an ideal tag workforce accomplice for me, we might have a great run as a tag workforce for some time. Sadly, he bought damage and it by no means transpired.”
Eric Angle made his WWE debut throughout the Survivor Sequence PPV in 2000. He helped his brother in retaining the WWE championship in opposition to the Undertaker by switching locations with Kurt Angle.
He was then signed to a improvement contract and despatched to OVW. Sadly for Eric, he tore a ligament in his arm and went by means of 9 surgical procedures to assist right the issues along with his biceps.
Whereas Eric Angle did make a return to WWE TV for a short run in March 2003, his run with the corporate didn’t final lengthy after that. He was launched from his contract the identical yr.