“He Sets the Bar Very High” – Kurt Angle Recalls the Most Brutal Match in His WWE Career with Shane McMahon

Published 03/12/2021, 6:30 AM EST


WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has had a ton of incredible matches in his career, not just in the WWE, but also in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. Despite wrestling so many matches, there is one match that the Olympic Gold Medalist considers being the most brutal – his Street Fight against Shane McMahon.

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Kurt Angle reveals his most brutal match, drops high praise for Shane McMahon

Kurt Angle enjoyed a two-decade-long pro wrestling career and fought many battles. But none of his epic battles was like his Street Fight against Shane McMahon at King of the Ring 2001.

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The 1996 Olympic Gold Winner shared a video of the infamous glass-breaking spot of his match against Shane O’Mac on Instagram and showered the latter with high praise.

Angle revealed how this match against Shane is the most brutal match he’s ever been in. Not just that, Angle also mentioned how Shane McMahon raises the bar in every match he’s in and how’s he’s an attraction every time.

Well, even we agree with Kurt Angle. May it be this glass-breaking spot or him leaping off Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania 32, Shane McMahon gives it his all!

What led to the Street Fight at King of the Ring?

Kurt Angle and Shane McMahon got into a rivalry heading into the 2001 King of the Ring. The rivalry began when Shane McMahon interrupted Kurt Angle during a segment on Raw. Therein, McMahon announced the return of WCW and also made fun of the ‘Olympic Hero.’

The mockery didn’t sit well with Angle, and the two started their feud. This feud led to their infamous Street Fight at King of the Ring. Both men used a ton of weapons to make the other stay down, but it went down to the wire!

 

 

 

 

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Angle tried to put Shane through the glass at the entrance. He made multiple attempts, but the glass seemed indestructible, and Shane landed awkwardly on his neck. Despite this, Angle and Shane McMahon completed the spot.

We’ve seen Shane O’Mac pull off some insane stunts throughout his career. He is undoubtedly a tough Superstar, and every praise from Angle for him is justified.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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