In his The Kurt Angle Show, the legendary Kurt Angle talked about NXT Star Gable Steveson and the fact that Stevenson is often compared to him. Kurt Angle thinks that it is not a good thing to make such comparisons at the very start.
He also emphasized that Stevenson is one of the most talented wrestlers. “Well, I feel badly for him because he’s being compared to me at this point in time. He hasn’t even barely started, so I don’t know how his future is going to be.
I know he’s really talented, really athletic. I’m not sure how he is as far as entertainment-wise, but as far as in the ring, I heard he’s really good. But no, I don’t think it’s a fair assessment to compare him to me right now.
I think down the line, you can do that. This is crazy, but people have been coming to me and telling me, ‘Hey, he wrestled Baron Corbin at NXT, and the fans were boobing the heck out of him. Then he pulled his straps down, and the fans got even more pissed.
’”- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Kurt Angle on WWE's intentions
Kurt Angle believes that he has discovered what WWE's intentions are regarding this young wrestler. Gable Steveson will probably become a heel and thus start his career.
WWE thinks that would be a great thing and a great start for him. “You know what? I think that’s something WWE is actually doing. They want to make him a heel. So they’re gonna have them copy and mimic me. That’s what this is, I believe.
I think they’re gonna have him copy and mimic me so he can piss the fans off. So that he starts out as a heel because it’s easier to be a heel starting out than it is a babyface. So I think that I think they’re the ones that actually told him to do this stuff. I really believe that, and I think WWE is brilliant for doing it”.