I just read an article on the main site, Wrestling News World, about Kurt Angle mentioning that he is going to give Impact a solid 3 years and then he’ll either retire or do a part time deal. I think this last part may stem from the fact that Lesnar, Rock, Jericho, and Undertaker have been given the ability to work part time for WWE the past couple years. With that planted firmly in mind I started thinking about a contribution he could make in a part time capacity down the road, if all things worked out correctly, which may be saying a LOT for what I’m thinking.
I would love to see a “Hogan/Rock” matchup at WrestleMania in a few years using Kurt Angle in the Hogan passing the torch role. He would be old, and past his prime, but possibly still able to have a solid main even match at the biggest show of the year. He could come in and be built up as a legend, doing mostly speaking and appearances, what have you. They could even have him leading the Hall of Fame class for that year; no matter what he’s said or done lately he easily deserves that honor.
While thinking of this scenario I wondered to myself who he could face in said matchup, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Bo Dallas, maybe Zack Ryder (Ok, that’s clearly a joke, but I’m sure SOMEONE would like that)? My selection is Jack Swagger due to their amateur background, it should be one hell of a matchup, maybe even up with the classic Angle versus Lesnar match of back in the day, hopefully without the botched finish though. The tough part will be making sure Swagger is still around at that time considering his attitude issues and arrest problems that have recently occurred.
I think these two men could put on one hell of a match, even with Angle in the twilight of his career. I could see it as the last match of the night, maybe even with a title on the line (and possibly Swagger’s streak with him possibly being 3-0 after this year and staring down a 5 or 6-0 streak at that point. Hopefully I’m not the only one thinking this and maybe Swagger, Angle, Vince, and Triple H have considered this opportunity.
Having been a fan for ages, and loving when the rare past/present matchups occur I would absolutely love to see this happen. I’ll be keeping my eyes open over the next few years, looking forward to the chance to see the greatest amateur wrestler in pro wrestling history working a match with a younger, bigger, stronger version of himself. I’ve often compared Swagger to a combination of Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle, maybe along the way you could even have a Swagger and Lesnar feud. I hope to see this before Angle gives it up completely, and only hope Jack is able to keep his nose clean enough to pull it off. Will we get to see this happen? Only time will tell.