This past Sunday at Hardcore Justice, Kurt Angle became the TNA World champion for the record fifth time. On the way to becoming the champ, Kurt used a steel chair on Sting because he wanted his integrity back.
Usually the line between fan favorite and villain in TNA varies from week to week. Prime example: Mr. Anderson. Was he a face this week? But Kurt’s heel turn actually has a back story, dating back to when Jeff Jarrett started seeing Kurt’s former wife Karen.
Dixie Carter assured Kurt that nothing was going on. We all know how that all turned out – Mr. & Mrs. Jarrett, while Kurt was left with the promise that he would be the face of the company, and the task of helping the development of younger talents.
Then came Hulk Hogan. On Sunday, Hogan inadvertently offered Angle the golden opportunity to regain his integrity by stripping Dixie’s white knight, Sting, of the TNA World title. Why? Because Hulk Hogan informed Kurt that Dixie was aware of Jarrett’s advances to Karen, and never did anything about it.
Even though Kurt has since come out on top in from 6-month feud with Jeff Jarrett, has remarried, has a new baby girl, and is currently training for the 2012 Olympics in London, the light of this new information has provoked Kurt Angle.
It wasn’t anything personal with Sting, he’s just been attempting to get Dixie’s company back. Kurt no longer wants that to happen. Under Hulk’s leadership, Kurt Angle will be the face of the company. As for the young talents, Kurt vowed to take them out one by one until there is only Kurt Angle left.
As such, Kurt attacked Crimson at the end of Impact Wrestling Thursday night, exposed the injured right knee, and proceeded to twist his ankle in between the ring ropes. The undefeated Crimson may have been taken out of the Bound for Glory Series Tournament. If so, Angle just avoided the biggest threat to his TNA World Title.
Does this mean that Kurt Angle is a part of Immortal? All signs point to that conclusion, especially after embracing Hulk Hogan following the physical assault on Sting. This being the case, doesn’t Angle realize that if he sides with Immortal, he will be in direct alliance with his sworn enemy and his ex-wife? Isn’t this the reason why he turned on Dixie in the first place?
Since Immortal officially ousted Mr. Anderson out of the group, a spot has opened for Angle.
Soon enough, Abyss may also be ousted from Immortal since he has yet been forgiven, by Eric Bischoff, for failing to destroy the X Division. Bischoff forced “The Monster” to stand in to listen as he informed the X wrestlers about the importance now being placed in the division.
Among the wrestlers, Austin Aries requested a moment of Bischoff’s time. “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” may perhaps provide his services to Immortal in the not so distant future, since he also shares the same dislike for the X Division guys, who will now all be cruiserweights. Bischoff still not understanding the concept of wrestling renewed, (read story here), has ordered a weight limit of 220-or less. Yes, the days of Abyss, Samoa Joe, and Kurt Angle in the X Division are over.