Kurt Angle Reveals the Real Reason behind His Title Loss to Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 19

Published 03/24/2021, 9:40 AM EDT


Kurt Angle missed out on an opportunity for a long title reign when he broke his neck. He had dreamt of the increase in ratings, earnings, and overall achievements, but alas, fate had other plans for the former WWE Superstar.

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During his conversation with Conrad Thompson, Angle revealed that the ending of his match against Brock Lesnar was supposed to be something else.

“I was supposed to go on a lengthy title run so this was changed because of my neck. I probably would have held the title to the falling mania. So, it was hard to accept because when you think about that, all the main events you would do, the world title, you’re going to make a boatload of money that year. That was all taken away from me. So you know, it’s kind of depressing.”

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Brock Lesnar almost suffered a life-threatening botch during his match against Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 19. However, Angle ensured the storyline was followed and helped Lesnar defeat him.

How did Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle come together for WrestleMania?

Brock Lesnar was on a winning streak since he defeated The Rock at SummerSlam and secured the WWE Championship title. He defended the title against The Undertaker at Hell in a Cell.

However, Paul Heyman double-crossed Lesnar and he lost to Big Show at Survivor Series. At the 2003 Royal Rumble, Lesnar defeated Big Show to enter the 30-man match. Eventually, he won the Rumble match to earn a title shot at WrestleMania.

Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

On the other hand, Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit in a 5-star classic to keep his title. This victory secured Angle’s spot at WrestleMania.

Now, at a SmackDown episode, Kurt Angle pinned Lesnar but Stephanie McMahon ensured ‘The Beast’ got a second chance to battle Lesnar for the title.

The match was the epitome of in-ring skills by two of the biggest Superstars who have walked the squared circle.

Brock Lesnar proved himself to be the wrestler who could defeat the Olympic gold medalist. Not only was it an incredible achievement but also evidence of his capability as a pro-wrestler.

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What are the former Superstars currently doing?

As of now, there is no news of Brock Lesnar returning. He might return at the upcoming WrestleMania, but chances are bleak.

On the other hand, Kurt Angle refused different roles from WWE to focus on his own nutrition brand.

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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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