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Yet another Kurt Angle comparison on Chad Gable's résumé

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Chad Gable has been compared to Kurt Angle as a former Olympian turned pro wrestler ever since he signed with the company.

Some people even see a similarity in appearance and said back when Jason Jordan was announced as Kurt's illegitimate son that it should've been Gable instead.

The King of the Ring tournament is the latest thing to draw comparisons on, since Kurt's rise to fame included winning the tournament back in 2000. Some people are now expecting that Chad could end up winning and this go on to receive a big push from then on out.

But it doesn't even end here. Another thing around KOTR that Kurt is well known for is his memorable match against Shane McMahon in 2001. Apart from that match, Kurt wrestled 2 more on the same PPV and they were part of that year's tournament.

Now Chad also scored a win against Shane around KOTR, in his case, when Shane replaced the injured Elias. While not part of the original plan, is there a possibility that they did this on purpose? If they mention the 'coincidence' next week, then it is. If not, it may just be destiny.

Whatever happens from here on out, Chad will have big shoes to fill, especially if he ends up winning the tournament. There is a buzz around him and the live crowds are actually reacting for him. He's got a good chance of getting a breakout push out of this.
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That people are really hoping that Gable will win the tournament baffles me. You'd whine after 2 weeks because he's so damn boring and generic. Seriously, his one defining trait is being short. And that is new.

But hey, gotta be a smark right?
Pretty much this.

The winner should totally be Corbin- guy have busted his ass in every position they put him in, always willing to put people over and can actually draw heat and will do something with this win. He retired Ange at mania and should really transition into a better spot.
 

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That people are really hoping that Gable will win the tournament baffles me. You'd whine after 2 weeks because he's so damn boring and generic. Seriously, his one defining trait is being short. And that is new.

But hey, gotta be a smark right?
Or maybe people actually like him? He is good on the mic (not great but good) and a good in ring worker as well. Can be a fun midcarder and heck stick Kurt Angle with him as his manager. Then have him fight Nakamura for the IC title. WWE barely give anyone characther, in NXT he showed his goofiness and had a charm. Also he is a former Olympian which really should be mentioned more.
 

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Angle himself said in an interview two weeks ago that they should not compare Gable with him while parising his ring skills.
So this is pure WWE crappy pandering to nostalgia.
 

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Gable has the potential to be on his level. He just needs to opportunity to be given so. Its a shame they're treating an Olympic level athlete, a legit shooter, like a fucking joke in these backstage segments but they're making up for it by pushing him.
 

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Or maybe people actually like him? He is good on the mic (not great but good) and a good in ring worker as well. Can be a fun midcarder and heck stick Kurt Angle with him as his manager. Then have him fight Nakamura for the IC title. WWE barely give anyone characther, in NXT he showed his goofiness and had a charm. Also he is a former Olympian which really should be mentioned more.

You're really reaching hard there.
 

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he's more charlie haas than kurt angle.
 

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The King of the Ring favours people like Corbin, I think the possibilities for him winning far outweigh him losing. Plus I think Corbin can actually make thie king stuff work, he is already laughably cheesy.

Gable on the other hand will get a lot of exposure well enough from how far he's gotten in the tournament already, seeing if they keep up this momentum and don;t just forget about him after this tournament ends.

Also anyone calling Gable uncharismatic and boring haven't been watching very long or are just ignorant, because if you watched NxT back in the day you'd know he was actually very charismatic and quite entertaining. He just hasn't had the opportunity to show it on the main roster.
 
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