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Kurt Angle reveals he secretly made the call to lose the X-Division title to Jay Lethal in 2007, Lethal got heat for it

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On this week's "The Kurt Angle Show," Angle talked about dropping the X-Division title to Jay Lethal at No Surrender 2007, and whether or not that decision was made in the ring.

Angle talking about dropping the X-Division Title to Jay Lethal at No Surrender 2007:

"The crazy thing about that match is Jay Lethal wasn't supposed to beat me," Angle said.

"Now understand that at this particular time, they wanted me to hold all the titles. So I was TNA World Heavyweight Champion, I was IWGP champion, I was TNA tag team champion, and I was X-Division champion. They wanted all the gold around me. I felt like, 'You know what? I want to give back to these guys. Why not put Jay Lethal over in the X-Division?' I thought it was a great idea."

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"Of course, we got a little heat for it and Jay Lethal didn't hold that title very long afterwards. I didn't get heat for it, but he did and it was unfortunate.”

Angle was asked if he made that call in the ring:

“No, it was beforehand. I told him let's just not say anything. Don't tell anybody. Let's just put you over, and that's what I did, and I wasn't supposed to. It was a great match and it was a great moment. I thought it was awesome. It couldn't have been better," Angle feels.

"Jay Lethal was such an incredible worker. I loved working with him and I knew we'd have a great match. I just wanted to put the kid over. I was holding all the gold. I didn't need all that gold.”

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