AFTER weeks of speculation – and secret texts that have threatened to expose a scandal that destroy Kurt Angle’s career and family – Kurt’s big secret will finally be revealed.
In a backstage segment this week, Kurt spoke on the phone with the mystery texter and invited them to Raw this coming Monday and reveal the secret together.
Kurt said to the unknown person: “Neither one of us has anything to be ashamed of. I’m proud of you and I hope you feel the same way about me… I love you.”
But just who was Kurt talking to?
And what is the big secret that could finish his career?
Whatever the story is, it’s sure to be huge news.
SummerSlam is just weeks away – which means this could finally lead to an in-ring return for the former Olympic gold medalist.
We look at the most likely candidates behind Kurt’s mystery scandal – and the chances of them showing up on Raw next Monday.
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Steph was the obvious choice as soon as this storyline began – with fans predicting that she’d return for a power struggle with Kurt over control of Raw.
Kurt’s “I love you” line has complicated the issue – but Kurt and Steph do have romantic history.
Back in 2000, Kurt made a move on the boss’s daughter, starting a love triangle with Triple H that ended prematurely and was never satisfactorily resolved.
Could WWE finally be picking up the loose ends of that storyline? Have Kurt’s return to WWE rekindled their relationship? Have Kurt and Steph had an affair?
What are the chances? Triple H is Kurt’s rumoured opponent for SummerSlam, which would make sense if he’s had an affair with Steph.
But we can’t see WWE portraying Stephanie and Triple H’s marriage as anything but perfect – even in a storyline.
Rumour was that Trips had the original romantic story between nixed Kurt and then-girlfriend Stephanie.
But that doesn’t mean Steph won’t return for a power struggle with Kurt – or he won’t still face Triple H at SummerSlam.
Let’s face it, Triple H has never shied away from nabbing the best match on the card.
The former president of TNA – now GFW Impact Wrestling – shocked the wresting world when she appeared on a WWE Network about Kurt Angle.
It’s rare for WWE to acknowledge the existence of the rival promotion, which WWE doesn’t consider to be anywhere near its own level.
But Kurt worked with Dixie for almost ten years in TNA, so there’s plenty of on and off-screen history between the pair.
Could Dixie show up on Raw as a character? Was he having an affair with her in TNA? Or does she know some terrible secret about his past?
What are the chances? It’s fun to speculate on this but it’s unlikely.
Dixie was one of wrestling’s worst authority figure characters in TNA – and almost ran the company into the ground as real-life president.
Of course, that didn’t stop WWE hiring former WCW head honcho Eric Bischoff. But Dixie doesn’t have the recognition among its casual fans like Bischoff did.
WWE is right about TNA/GFW Impact not being on its level. If Dixie showed up next week, half the WWE fans wouldn’t know who she is.
Former amateur wrestlers Chad Gable and Jason Jordan seem like a natural fit with Kurt – and would be great choices for an all-new “Team Angle”.
There’s no reason to think that Kurt was speaking with a woman on the phone.
Saying “I’m proud of you” could indicate that he was talking to a son – perhaps an illegitimate son, who’s very existence could ruin both his career and family.
Could one of American Alpha be his illegitimate son?
What are the chances? This one is the most plausible – particularly if the son was revealed to be Chad Gable.
Gable has shared history with Kurt as he also competed in the Olympics – they share the amateur wrestler look and some of same moves too.
Chad’s also been featured on TV in a singles role the past few weeks – so WWE has some kind of story or push lined up for him.
The only question is: how does this lead to a match at SummerSlam?
WWE will want to do something as big as possible with Angle for the PPV. And Gable or Jason Jordan are nowhere close to Angle or Triple H in terms of star power.
Perhaps we’ve got this all the wrong way around. Perhaps it’s not Angle being hassled by text, but it’s Angle who’s doing the hassling himself.
Imagine he’s texting Undertaker relentlessly, asking “U OK hun?” and not getting the message that the Deadman is retired and doesn’t want to be Kurt’s friend.
In a last ditch effort to lure him back to WWE, he’s left a voicemail for Taker saying “I love you” and inviting him back to Raw.
The big scandal that could ruin Kurt is that Taker filed a restraining order weeks ago to stop Kurt pestering him and let him enjoy his retirement in peace.
What are the chances? Slim, but it would be sensational if Taker returned for match with Kurt at SummerSlam.
If the lights go out and the bell tolls this Monday on Raw, you’ll know we were right.
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