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WWE apparently have a massive reason for Kurt Angle tapping out to his own finishing move on Raw

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Crown Jewel saw the return to the ring of the Wrestling Machine, as Kurt Angle was a participant in the first-ever WWE World Cup.

Angle hadn't stepped between the ropes in an in-ring capacity since WrestleMania 34, when he and Ronda Rousey defeated Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, but his appearance in Saudi Arabia was brief.

Defeated by Dolph Ziggler in the first round of the World Cup, it was back to the drawing board for Angle, who's on 'vacation' from his General Manager role on Monday Night Raw.

The Olympic Gold medalist appeared at the start of Raw this past week in his wrestling attire, as he tried to pick a fight with acting GM Baron Corbin, and seemed to get his wish with a one-on-one match, with Angle becoming team captain at Survivor Series should he have won.

As it happened though, Corbin was running from Braun Strowman, so put the Scottish Psychopath Drew McIntyre in his place.

After an early Claymore Kick to Angle, McIntyre goaded the Hall of Famer, and despite a brief fightback, the former NXT Champion used his opponents Angle Slam and Ankle Lock to put him away, a major scalp for the Scot.

Mike Johnson of PW Insider has revealed the reason why WWE went along with this plan - and it's huge news for McIntyre.

Drew McIntyre toppled Hall of Famer Kurt Angle on Raw this week, and WWE apparently have major plans for the Scot.

"It’s very similar to the night that Brock Lesnar just wiped out Hulk Hogan and beat him," stated Johnson on PW Insider Elite radio, per Ringside News.

"They pretty much made it clear that this guy was going to be the guy one day.

"That was kind of the goal here with Drew McIntyre wiping out Kurt Angle and you know Kurt was very aggressive early on but as the longer the match went Drew controlled the flow of it.”

It's now clear to see that WWE really do have huge plans for McIntyre going forward, and Kurt passed the torch along.

He hasn't been pinned or submitted since his main roster re-debut in April, and has pinned the likes of Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.

Vince McMahon apparently liked him in his first run in 2009 as 'The Chosen One', but a push failed to materialise.

This is different though - it's a new McIntyre with a brilliant physique and intensity - and it will be extremely interesting to see what happens when he inevitably crosses paths with the likes of Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar in the squared circle.

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