Well, it’s not as if we couldn’t see this coming.
In fact, as soon as Raw General Manager Kurt Angle started getting mysterious blackmail texts (via Corey Graves), rumors pointed to the story being a way to bring Stephanie McMahon and Triple H back to the screen. Given their history, and Angle’s long-stated position he would return to wrestling in a WWE ring eventually, it made sense WWE would think Trips vs. Angle is a match worthy of a “Big Four” pay-per-view (PPV) like SummerSlam or WrestleMania.
And, according to a conversation between Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio (subscription required but recommended), that’s where we’re headed.
It happens as Alvarez brings up a popular fan theory tying Angle’s texts to the Enzo Amore & Big Cass mystery attacker angle, and Meltzer reveals the Kurt vs. Hunter plan to shoot it down:
BA: Although, somebody on Twitter DM'd me with a storyline here. They said, "What if Kurt Angle is the one who attacked Enzo, and Cass I guess, and somebody caught it on tape and Corey Graves has footage and that's why Angle says it will destroy his reputation, it will destroy him as the GM." We all know Corey Graves hates Enzo...
DM: Then how, uh, how do we get to Angle and Triple H?
BA: Is that where we're going?
BA: How 'bout that. I'll have to think about this.
This is going to be a controversial plan among some fans who’d prefer to see Angle work with people he hasn’t wrestled before - especially with the Olympic gold medalist himself out there teasing talents like Finn Bálor as prospective opponents.
But it’s certainly not surprising WWE would see a program between two Hall of Famers as a money match. And throw in the “power struggle” angle between authority figures they love to use?
What do you think, Cagesiders? Are we getting Angle vs. Haitch? Do we want it?