The Beast scores a slightly disappointing 3.52 but then he was always going to split opinion/I’m sure he’s fine counting his millions of dollars on his farm.
|Stone Cold Steve Austin (1)
|William Regal (18)
|Bret Hart (9)
|CM Punk (16)
|Booker T (48)
|Brock Lesnar (30)
|John Cena (17)
|Rob Van Dam (47)
|Becky Lynch (28)
Next up, for number 10 after a comprehensive poll victory, it’s a big one and probably Austin’s biggest threat for the top so far, IT’S TRUE, IT’S DAMN TRUE, IT’S KURT ANGLE!
Strap yourself in because there’s going to a lot to choose from here:
- Angle vs Shawn Stasiak (Survivor Series '99)
- Angle vs Tazz (Royal Rumble 2000)
- Angle vs Jericho vs Benoit (Wrestlemania 2000)
- Angle vs The Rock vs Triple H (Summerslam 2000)
- Angle vs The Rock (No Mercy 2000)
- Six-Man Hell in a Cell (Armageddon 2000)
- Angle vs The Rock (No Way Out 2001)
- Angle vs Benoit (Wrestlemania X-7)
- Angle vs Shane McMahon Street Fight (KOTR 2001)
- Angle vs Steve Austin (Summerslam 2001)
- Team WWF vs The Alliance II (Survivor Series 2001)
- Angle vs Edge Hair vs Hair (Judgement Day 2002)
- Angle vs The Rock vs Undertaker (Vengeance 2002)
- Angle vs Benoit (Royal Rumble 2003)
- Angle vs Lesnar I (Wrestlemania XIX)
- Angle vs Lesnar II (Summerslam 2003)
- Angle vs Lesnar III 60-minute Ironman (Smackdown, September 16th 2003)
- Angle vs John Cena (No Mercy 2003)
- Angle vs Eddie Guerrero (Wrestlemania XX)
- Angle vs Shawn Michaels (Wrestlemania 21)
- Angle vs The Undertaker (No Way Out 2006)
- Angle vs Mysterio vs Orton (Wrestlemania 22)
- Angle vs Samoa Joe (TNA Genesis 2006)
- Angle vs Yuji Nagata (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom II)
- Angle vs Samoa Joe Cage Match (TNA Lockdown 2008)
- Angle vs AJ Styles Last Man Standing (TNA Hard Justice 2008)
- Angle vs Jeff Jarrett (TNA Genesis 2009)
- Angle vs Jeff Hardy (TNA No Surrender 2010)
- Angle & The Shield vs Strowman, Cesaro, Kane, Sheamus & The Miz (WWE TLC 2017)
- Angle & Rousey vs HHH & Stephanie McMahon (Wrestlemania 34)
- Angle vs Big Banter Breakfast Baron Corbin Retirement Match (Wrestlemania 35)
There was a few more latter day TNA matches with people like Bobby Roode, Lashley and EC3 I could have thrown in here but feel we’ve got enough to contend with as it is and hardly anyone will have watched them.
I also had no idea Angle fought in the Tokyo Dome so that’s gone right to the top of my must see list!
would help if I included the poll really wouldn’t it
although I assume everyone is voting 5 anyway so…
funniest but also can switch into an absolute killer, which is a pretty good summary of what makes him the best.
Has there ever been a more over submission move than the Ankle Lock?
5/5 athlete, comedian and wrestler
Probably the crossface by you know who at his peak, but those two in particular made places come unglued
I don’t remember the Brock Lock, no
Straight up 5. Dont think anyone ever took to the business so naturally. He went from being a novice, to main event in like… a year. And it was fully deserved… and he did it during the Attitude Era which had arguably the most stacked upper card of all time.
I just like saying The Brock Lock
Ken Shamrock’s was better
Dunno how you wouldn’t consider him a 5. Funny, serious, legit, exciting all at once. Heck of a career, had some barn burners all over the shop and would probably be my pick for wrestler of the decade for the 00’s.
12 year old me thought he was such a dweeb. Which I guess was his role at the time vs The Rock, HHH, Benoit, etc, all of whom I wanted to smack him down every time.
On reflection he was tremendous at making matches with those guys look and feel so thrilling. Can’t comment beyond the attitude era, but the first one you’ve covered I knew well.
Fave match has to be Hell In A Cell. Iconic.
You missed his best run in the WWE in that case IMO
how are you picking the matches btw? could probs do without the shawn stasiak one!
love this one vs nige