“A Technical Masterpiece” – WWE Legend Kurt Angle Gets Nostalgic After Watching Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro on SmackDown

Published 01/17/2021, 7:15 AM EST
Kurt Angle, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)


Cesaro defeated Daniel Bryan on WWE SmackDown’s January 15, 2021 edition in one of the best matches we had seen in weeks. WWE Legend Kurt Angle reacted to the match, comparing it to the matches he had against Chris Benoit back in the day.

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Both Superstars dominated the match in parts. At the end, Cesaro and Bryan tried to lock in their respective submission finishers. As both failed, Bryan tried to take down Cesaro with a Running Knee, but the latter countered with an uppercut and secured the victory.

 

This was the second time in 2021 that Daniel Bryan and Cesaro have met inside the ring. Earlier, in January 2021, Daniel Bryan and Otis teamed up to battle Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura. In that match, Bryan took down Nakamura to secure the win.

The rivalry between Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit

Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle achieved success rather early in their pro-wrestling careers. Regardless of how their legacy ended, both of them are considered two of the greatest wrestlers in the history of WWE.

Benoit and Angle first faced off at WrestleMania 2000. At that time, Angle was the Intercontinental Champion and the European Champion.

He had to engage in two back-to-back triple threat matches against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit. He lost both his titles as Y2J walked away with the European title and Benoit secured the Intercontinental title.

The rivalry between Angle and Benoit spread far and wide throughout the WWE Universe. Both of them performed at par with each other, which made the clash even more interesting for the viewers.

The feud lasted for almost three years, and during this time, both of them competed in several matches. Starting from Judgement Day 2001, where Angle put his Olympic medals on the line to Royal Rumble 2003, this rivalry was one of the most intense WWE creations.

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The Wrestling Machine’s return to WWE

Kurt Angle was supposed to be present at WWE Legends Night, but he did not turn up. In a Q&A session on Facebook, he explained the reason he could not attend the event.

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Currently, he is invested in growing his nutritional company and has taken a step back from returning to the WWE ring.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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