It is no secret that Kurt Angle is seeking a return to the WWE having spent several years now wrestling in TNA but it seems he may have blown his chances after upsetting the one man he will rely upon in his bid to take to a WWE ring once more.
Triple H unhappy
As reported by The Wrestling Observer, Angle is said to have angered HHH by going above his head to Vince McMahon to discuss a possible return to the WWE having already been all but rejected in his pursuit by Triple H himself just days ago.
As Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, Triple H, aka Paul Levesque, is in charge of recruiting and bringing in wrestlers to the organization and as such rightly sees himself as the man in charge of that particular facet of the WWE.
Angle's move clearly undermines Triple H's role therefore and shows that the man who proved so popular in the WWE during the 00s has little respect for his former Attitude Era rival's new role.
HHH's reaction also proves that he is keen to ensure he is respected in his role outside of the ring.
Triple H's front-office role
Levesque was promoted to his front-office position in 2013 after over 20 years in the business but has drawn criticism from some quarters for his handling of the added responsibility.
Some fans have questioned his decisions regarding storylines and the use of certain wrestlers whilst recently released WWE superstar Ricardo Rodriguez came out last week in a public rant against Triple H's lack of professionalism towards him during his time in the company.
Kurt Angle meanwhile has been angling for a return to the WWE for a while now but it is only recently that the former World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist has actually been in contact with those in charge of the organization.
And whilst some fans would undoubtedly be happy to see the former superstar return his actions outside of the ring in years gone by (numerous DUI charges amongst them) may well be what is causing both Vince McMahon and Triple H to hesitate in bringing him back.
Always known as a dedicated wrestler it seems that Angle is unwilling to take no for an answer however. But having chosen to navigate around the official channels in his bid for a WWE slot it remains to be seen whether the veteran can appease Triple H anytime soon.