Kurt Angle Admits Real Reason Why TNA Abruptly Stopped His Title Run: “Management. I Think They Wanted Me to Get Away From the NWA World Title”

Published 02/07/2022, 9:30 AM EST

Kurt Angle has been one of the biggest stars in the professional wrestling world. Every time Kurt stepped inside the ring, he grabbed the fans’ attention. His skills and passion for wrestling are a secret to no one and are admired by several people around the globe.

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The WWE Hall of Famer has appeared and contested in several wrestling promotions. His championship collection is simply astonishing.

But even he had to suffer defeats. And one such defeat came against Christian Cage at the Against All Odds PPV for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship during his time in TNA in 2007.

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On the latest episode of The Kurt Angle Show on AdFreeShows.com, Ishan Chavan of EssentiallySports asked Kurt Angle about TNA’s decision to put him in a feud against Steiner instead of challenging Christian Cage immediately after the unusual finish at the Against All Odds PPV.

Ishan Chavan of EssentiallySports asked if it was something that he didn’t want to do or was it the management’s decision.

Addressing this question, Angle said, “Management. I think they wanted me to get away from the NWA World Title at the time. They didn’t want me to win it right away, and they wanted me to go off and do a program with Scott Steiner.”

“I thought that made great sense because it did get me away from the world title for a couple of months. And then I had the build-up for my world title eventually,” he added.

Further, Kurt admitted he needed a program with Scott Steiner. He claimed he needed a good win after he lost to Christian, and his win against Steiner was a good win for him.

At the Destination X PPV in 2007, Kurt Angle defeated Scott Steiner. Later, he would once again challenge for the world title.

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Christian Cage defeated Kurt Angle for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the Against All Odds PPV

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Christian defeated Kurt Angle for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at Against All Odds PPV in 2007.

But though Kurt and Christian were the only two men taking part in the match, there were others as well who tried to get involved in the match. And Scott Steiner is one such individual.

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Steiner and Tomko tried to cost Angle the win. Though Samoa Joe stopped them in their efforts to get to the ringside, Christian Cage would hit Angle with Scott Steiner’s steel pipe and then performed the Unprettier on Kurt Angle for the win.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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