WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently took to his The Kurt Angle Show podcast, where he discussed the original plans WWE had for him at WrestleMania XIX in 2003 and that is he was supposed to win the WWE Title by defeating “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar, who was undefeated at the time, but Kurt broke his neck prior to the show and he had to lost to Lesnar and give him the title because he had to have surgery.
Kurt Angle said:
“What I think they were trying to do was, Brock was undefeated at this point in time kicking ass, taking names. and they wanted him to win the title. He won the title and he only held it for a couple of months, I believe. I was next in line to have a good title reign. They didn’t want me to be Brock at Survivor Series because I was going to wrestle Brock at WrestleMania XIX, five months later, and during that time, I was supposed to beat Brock, but I broke my neck beforehand, so I had to do the job for Brock and lose to him and give him the title because I had to have surgery. So they didn’t want me to beat Brock two times in a row. So Big Show beat Brock Lesnar, then I beat Big Show. That way, I didn’t beat Brock twice, even though he ended up beating me at WrestleMania because I broke my neck.”