As discussed on Flagship Plus, Kurt Angle has never earned a 5-star rated match from Dave Meltzer, which has caused quite a stir on the former Twitter dot com. We’re going to examine whether Meltzer was right or wrong.

The premise is simple: I’m going to watch the best matches of Kurt Angle’s career in search of the elusive 5-star match.

You’ll get comprehensive reviews of each match, and my Accurate Star Rating as an Accurate Star Rater. Watch along and rate them with me in the comments. I’ll be doing them in order, three matches at a time.

Batch #1
Kurt vs. Chris Benoit
Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels
Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit vs Rey Mysterio & Edge

Searching For Angle – The Elusive Kurt Angle 5-Star Match Project – Batch #1

Batch #2

Batch number two is interesting in that it features a couple of Angle matches I had never seen before; the SmackDown 60-minute Iron Man match against Brock Lesnar, and the 2010 Lockdown bout against Mr. Anderson.

Kurt Angle vs The Undertaker
Kurt Angle vs Brock Lesnar
Kurt Angle vs Mr. Anderson


Remaining Matches

  • Kurt Angle vs Shane McMahon – King Of The Ring 2001 (6/24/01) – WWF
  • Kurt Angle vs Desmond Wolfe – Turning Point 2009 (11/15/09) – TNA
  • Kurt Angle, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Shane McMahon, Steve Austin vs Chris Jericho, Kane, Big Show, The Rock, The Undertaker – Survivor Series 2001 (11/18/01) – WWF
  • Kurt Angle vs Steve Austin – SummerSlam 2001 (8/19/01) – WWF

Wild Card Matches

  • Kurt Angle vs Samoa Joe – Genesis 2006 (11/19/06) – TNA
  • Kurt Angle vs AJ Styles – TNA iMPACT! (1/4/10) – TNA
  • Kurt Angle vs Yuji Nagata – Wrestle Kingdom II (1/4/2008) – NJPW