This is an opinionated question as people have different answers to the Mount Rushmore question of listing their top 4 of all-time wrestlers.
While he initially talked about WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, but at the end, he didn’t feel like Lesnar didn’t quite qualify for a spot.
“With Brock, in most cases they would pass him up,” Angle said. “I think it’s because he’s not a guy—he’s a man of very few words. He goes in that ring and performs as good, if not better, than anyone in the world, but in sports entertainment you have got to have something behind that. So, if you are talking about Mount Rushmore then you are talking about the overall entertainment—how people get wowed and what they say to people, to the fans, and how they pertain themselves in their character.”
This is where he would then name fellow WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair are two wrestlers who would be included.
“A guy like Shawn Michaels would be on the Mount Rushmore, Ric Flair would be on Mount Rushmore,” Angle said. “I don’t see Brock as an overall athlete that would be up there. But don’t get me wrong, what he does in the ring, no-one does better.”
Finally, Angle noted how he couldn’t put himself thus he named two of the biggest stars in the history of the business, Steve Austin and The Rock.
“‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and The Rock,” Angle revealed. “I would never put myself up there, it’s just not who I am. I imagine some people do, but when I think about Mount Rushmore, I don’t think of myself.”