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Kurt Angle gets upset about spot in WWE list of all time greatest wrestlers, apologizes the next day

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When WWE went back to the well one more time to find another subject to use for a DVD release late last year, they came up with a tried and true concept -- a list of the top 50 superstars of all time.

Once the list was made and released, it served as a reminder that pro wrestling is a business dominated by a group of people that are far more interested in how they appear at any particular moment than they are in being objective and giving an unbiased view on things. Really what it comes down to is the list was made to reflect whoever was in favor with WWE at the time of its conception, which is to say, it's complete bullshit and shouldn't be taken seriously.

That hasn't stopped certain folks from doing exactly that, though, and the latest offender of this is current TNA Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle.

The Olympic hero was apparently just recently exposed to the list and upon learning that he was ranked an unflattering number 34, he flipped his lid. Twitter being the social media giant and on-the-go therapy tool that it is, that's where he chose to air his grievances. He starts with his beef with his spot.

"I was #34 of Wwe All time Greatest? Tell You what, take Me off the list. I'd rather not be on it, if I wasn't top 5. Who Ranks Wrestlers?"

He immediately makes it clear that he wants off the list because he's way too low on it for his liking. He then completely undercuts his own argument by mocking whoever made the list and, by extension, the list itself. Which means he doesn't really have anything to be upset about to begin with. That doesn't stop him from continuing, though.

"I have never been More Insulted By Wwe top 50.#34 to Me Is a kick to the balls! Take Me out of ratings.please.U think fans will buy that crap."

Not only would fans buy that crap, they did buy that crap. Still, his being upset at the list is amazing because he has to know that his ranking is directly affected by the fact that he's one of the lead guys for the WWE's direct competitor. Wrestling politics being what they are, it seems odd he would get so upset over such a thing. But, by the same token, it's easy for guys to get lost within their world and become such blind marks for themselves.

He wasn't completely negative regarding the list, however. In fact, he agreed with the decision to award the number one slot to Shawn Michaels. Then he seems to come to grips with the matter and blows it off.

"Shawn Michaels Deserves #1. He has Been Putting On Awesome Matches for Well Over 20something Years. I Will Not Complain. It is What It Is!!!"

Kurt and I have something in common here. Whether the list is legitimate or not, HBK is definitely number one, no questions asked. But in an almost bizarre turn of events, after going off in these separate tweets on his placement on the list, the very next day Angle changed course. Indeed, he's not only apologizing for his tweets but also saying he's proud of being included in the list at all.

"I Want to Apologize to Everyone that I disrespected with My Comments about Wwe's Rankings. I truly Am Proud to Be in Top 50. Thank U 2 Wwe."

There's a lesson here, Cagesiders. Don't be a mark for yourself and don't get upset over a list that was made with little to no integrity involved in the actual end result.

For those of you that don't remember the full list or just don't want to go searching for it, I've included it after the jump.

1. Shawn Michaels
2. Undertaker
3. Steve Austin
4. Bret Hart
5. Rock
6. Harley Race
7. Ricky Steamboat
8. Andre the Giant
9. Rey Mysterio
10. Roddy Piper
11. Eddie Guerrero
12. HHH
13. Gorgeous George
14. Randy Savage
15. Curt Hennig
16. John Cena
17t. Ric Flair
17t. Dusty Rhodes
19. Edge
20. Jerry Lawler
21. Lou Thesz
22. Terry Funk
23. Hulk Hogan
24. Bruno Sammartino
25. Chris Jericho
26. Ted DiBiase
27. Fabulous Moolah
28. Fred Blassie
29. Randy Orton
30. Pat Patterson
31. Iron Sheik
32. Jimmy Snuka
33. Mick Foley
34. Kurt Angle
35. Buddy Rogers
36. Gorilla Monsoon
37. Junkyard Dog
38. Billy Graham
39. Jake Roberts
40. Big Show
41. Jack Brisco
42. Sgt. Slaughter
43. Kane
44. Nick Bockwinkle
45. Jeff Hardy
46. Dory Funk Jr.
47. Bob Backlund
48. Rick Rude
49. Batista
50. Killer Kowalski