"Kurt Angle will retire in the WWE! It's true, it's true!"
Imagine if Kurt had uttered these words in 2006, having decided not to ask for a release from his WWE contract.
While in 2006 the WWE had begun the transition to the PG-era, it hadn't fully started yet, as ECW was still around to attempt to please (keyword: attempt) the hardcore-loving fans. Also, the WWE had moved Raw from Spike TV back to the USA network, meaning they had to have fewer risque segments.
I personally feel that with Kurt Angle's goody-goody milk-drinking image, it would have been great to have him in the WWE these last few years. It would have been interesting to see the direction his character would have taken.
Anyhoo, I thought it would be fun to match Ol' Kurt up with some WWE superstars that debuted after his departure from the WWE. While Angle was better in the WWE as a heel, he could be a face too, so I feel confident that he could feud with any superstar, heel or face.
Here we go, in no particular order...