Every wrestler waits for that match that defines their career. Ricky Steamboat vs “Macho Man” Randy Savage at WrestleMania III, Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant at WrestleMania III, Sting vs Ric Flair at Clash of the Champions…. Those matches were defining moments because we all remember while watching it that we were witnessing something special.
A few weeks prior to this year’s Bound for Glory event, Sting made mention of his match with Ric Flair before challenging Magnus to a match at the pay-per-view. Sting’s goal for the match was to pass the torch to Magnus, someone he considers worthy. Unfortunately–and for those of you who saw the match, feel free to agree or disagree–the match between Sting and Magnus fell short of “defining”.
The “show-stealing” match of that evening’s event was Bobby Roode vs Kurt Angle. Yes, the match was met with mix reviews because Hebner’s kid accidentally assisted Roode in reaching the bottom rope; and Kurt, after the match, refused to be stretchered out of the arena, and instead walked away. This left some fans speculating the legitimacy of the finish. All criticism aside, that match was freak’n awesome.
The Bound for Glory rematch between Roode and Angle on IMPACT Wrestling didn’t yield a better outcome, except this time around Angle didn’t get up. The physical toll that Angle has been placing on his body in each of his encounters with the “IT Factor” is a testament to Bobby Roode’s technical ability.
Here you have Bobby Roode who has come a long way from his Bound for Glory (2011) main event push. The taste of glory Roode experienced while wrestling Kurt Angle for the World title transformed him from a decorated tag team specialist, to establishing himself as the “IT Factor” of professional wrestling. Roode did this by being the longest reigning TNA World Heavyweight champion in the company’s history, and by consistently giving it all in the ring whether if it’s the top of the card as the World Champion, or in the middle contending for the Tag Team championships.
The reason that Sting vs Magnus failed to be a defining match is because you cannot plan when a defining moment happens, it just does. And while we may never get a chance to see a 5-star match between Bobby Roode and Kurt Angle, this feud will define Bobby Roode’s career because there is something special about the chemistry these two have while on the microphone and inside the squared circle.
Answer the Question: Do you consider Bobby Roode vs Kurt Angle as a Defining Feud?
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[Watch this clip of Kurt Angle vs Bobby Roode from IMPACT Wrestling courtesy of TNA’s Official YouTube channel]