According to a recent report from, former WWE superstar and soon-to-be Hall of Fame inductee, Kurt Angle, recently chatted up the folks over at "Busted Open Radio" to talk about a number of different things, and yours truly, Roman Reigns, did indeed creep into the conversation at one point. While Kurt does think that Roman is very talented, he thinks he got the short end of the stick, so to speak in terms of his swift push to the top after the Shield broke up.

Not so fast there

During the interview, Kurt told them that yeah, Roman definitely got the short end of the stick, but at the same time, he doesn't think it was his fault.

He also thinks WWE did do a fabulous job at pushing him. However, he mentioned that fans usually like to see a star go through the ringer, first, before being able to be the main event so fast, referencing that Reigns main evented freaking Wrestlemania just a year after the Shield broke up.

Maybe a slower rise

In his going-through-the-ringer comment, he thought maybe Reigns should've hit up the US title and Intercontinental titles, first. Then went after the WWE title. He quickly followed that up by saying that it is very hard to deny Roman's talent,though, saying that he's really great in the ring.

So, basically, Kurt does think that Roman is extremely talented. However, his career may have been served better if he wasn't given such a quick rise to the WWE title, and maybe gone after some of the lesser titles that the WWE has to offer, first, to establish a better foundation.

I guess it all comes down to a matter of opinion here. Whatever the case, Reigns will always be a major forced to be reckoned with no matter what the situation is. But it was interesting to hear how things could've played out better for him from one of the best to step in the ring, and to get things from Kurt's point of view.

Reports of a Smackdown return

In some other Reigns news, we're hearing that he might get moved back to the Smackdown roster from various sources. It's also been mentioned that the brand split has allowed them to build more superstars as apposed to just having them all mixed together on both Raw and Smackdown. Vince McMahon said the split keeps the stars fresh as they move back and forth between the two brands.