After being announced as the #2 contender for Rob Van Dam’s TNA World Heavyweight Championship, Kurt Angle failed to make an appearance.
Kurt Angle then announced that he was pulling himself out of the contender’s ranking.
Why is that?
Because Kurt no longer considers himself in the elite. Since March 8th, many new wrestlers, including Rob Van Dam, Jeff Hardy, and Mr. Anderson, have established themselves as the top guys. So for Angle who has already succeeded in Amateur wrestling, Olympic wrestling, and professional, what else is there to do?
Angle has decided to start over and take on every wrestler in the Top 10 ranking. And he promises that each one will be a great match.
Thoughts: An interesting way to look at the Top 10. For Angle to consider himself the best again, he wants to take on every wrestler at the top of the company. The matches most anticipated will be against Kaz, Samoa Joe, Mr. Anderson, Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, and Sting.
Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson
Eric Bischoff announced the main-event to be Sting against Jeff Hardy. A dream match for the ages, as Jeff Hardy has idolized the face painted wrestler for many years.
However, it was the way that the match ended that left fans perplexed. Mr. Anderson coming to the aid of Jeff? Interferring on behalf of Jeff? Raising Hardy’s hand in victory?
For a man who made fun of Jeff Hardy and his Creatures of the Night, Anderson appears to have gained respect for the Rainbow-haired warrior.
Thoughts: Mr. Anderson is an asshole for a reason. Jeff Hardy is right in not trusting him for a second.
What’s Sting’s true story? Why turn heel?
Thoughts: Not a fan of Hulk Hogan or Eric Bischoff, perhaps. They do have history from back in WCW. There’s also the fact that Ric Flair and AJ Styles are heels. He did go through a lot to keep AJ from retiring. He did use his match against Ric Flair for the NWA Heavyweight Championship as an example of one of his crowning moments.
Kaz wanted to talk to Ric Flair? Won the X-Divison Battle Royal to earn the No. 10 spot of TNA’s Top 10 contenders, and Ric Flair appeared at the entrance ramp.
Thoughts: Ric Flair may drop AJ Styles due to his lack of championship gold. Kazarian, who was recently underminded by TNA for making him an uncrowned X-Division Champion, may want to enlist the services of Ric Flair in order to become the next TNA World Heavyweight Champion.