Vince McMahon: Kurt Angle reveals WWE chairman preferred him as a heel

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Kurt Angle has revealed that Vince McMahon much preferred him as a heel in WWE despite enjoying two big babyface runs with the company. 

Angle, of course, achieved pretty much everything there was to achieve in WWE. 

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017 and is a former four-time WWE Champion, a one-time WCW Champion, a one-time World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion, and also held the European Championship, the Hardcore Championship and the Intercontinental Championship. He is also a former King of the Ring, winning the tournament in 2000.

And speaking during a Q&A session the Kurt Angle Show on Adfreeshows.com, as transcribed by WrestlingNews.Co, the Olympic gold medallist explained: 

“Vince didn’t like me as a babyface. Every time I ever turned babyface, it was only for a couple months. I think what it comes down to is I was one of the best wrestlers on the roster. I was one of the best wrestlers in the world. Vince just didn’t like me as a babyface because I was more effective as a heel. I started out as a heel. I would preach the three ‘I’s, but I wouldn’t actually back it up. I would do the opposite. I would do the lie, cheat, and steal like Eddie Guerrero, but I would say I had intensity, integrity, and intelligence. Vince liked that about me. I think I was a better wrestler as a heel because I could control the tempo of the match and I could start making other wrestlers. The wrestlers that made me like Undertaker, Austin, Stone Cold, Triple H, I became one of those ring leaders. It’s easier to work as a heel when you’re a ring leader than it is as a babyface. My job was to make other wrestlers and make them bigger than they were already. I did the best job I could, and that entails being the heel.”

Kurt went on to wrestle in TNA, of course, and was primarily a heel there too. His return to WWE, though, saw him treated as a legendary babyface, as his befitting his amazing career.

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