Kurt Angle reflects on ending to 2017 men’s Survivor Series match, felt like no else mattered but Triple H

Kurt Angle looks back on the ending of the 2017 men's Survivor Series match. He did not agree with how some of it played out

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The ending to the 2017 men’s Survivor Series 5-on-5 match discussed by Kurt Angle. 

Headlining the 2017 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view was a Team Raw versus Team SmackDown five-on-five elimination tag. 

Team Raw consisted of Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Triple H, Finn Balor and Samoa Joe. On SmackDown’s team was Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura. The ending of the match saw Triple H turn on Kurt Angle to get him eliminated. Triple H then pinned Shane McMahon to win the match, leaving himself and Strowman as the sole survivors. 

Kurt Angle discussed the finish of the match on his podcast and feels it came off like no one else mattered but Triple H. He also felt Strowman did not come off well. Angle added that it did make sense for Levesque to turn on him because they were building to the mixed tag at WrestleMania 34

Yes [2017 men’s Survivor Series match turned into the ‘Triple H’ show] and I didn’t agree with that, especially making Braun [Strowman] look like a complete asshole. I’m not sure what they were trying to accomplish at that point. I know that Triple H wanted to get the win, I understand that but the way they did that just made it look like, you know, nobody else mattered but Triple H and that’s not what you wanna do with talent that you’re building. 

They could have done it a different way [build to Angle & HHH being mixed tag at WrestleMania 34]. I just don’t think they should’ve let Braun Strowman hang there high and dry. 

It was a decent match. It wasn’t great, it wasn’t awesome, it was just a good match. It’s not gonna be memorable, nobody’s gonna remember this years from now. It was just a decent match. Nobody was excited, nobody was high-fiving each other. It was just handshake, good match. 

It was used to help build the match [with] Ronda [Rousey], myself and Triple H and Stephanie [McMahon] so, I understand why they planted the seed. I just don’t agree with what they did with Braun there. I understand him giving me the Pedigree, screwing me over and screw me over with the win against Shane [McMahon], that made sense but the thing with Braun Strowman of him hanging there high and dry just made him look like an idiot. 

The 2022 Survivor Series was headlined by The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso & Solo Sikoa) emerging victorious from WarGames by defeating Kevin Owens, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Butch & Ridge Holland. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit The Kurt Angle Show with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

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