What could have been. Winning a championship can mean a lot for a wrestler as you never know what kinds of doors it will open. A first title can be a huge step forward in a wrestler’s career and wrestling promotions often spend quite a bit of time getting ready to make such a switch. Now a former WWE star has revealed that he was set to win a title but it never actually took place due to a backstage situation
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During an interview with Wrestlingnews.co, former WWE star Gangrel revealed that he was set to win the European Title at some point in 1999. However, Gangrel said that he did not win the title due to being punished over a backstage situation. Gangrel said that an unnamed backstage worker taping someone else attempting to sell him steroids. While Gangrel was in the area and spoke to the person, he claims that he did nothing wrong and had nothing to do with it, but was punished by having his title win dropped as a result. Gangrel never won a championship during his time in WWE (1998-2001).
Gangrel was an interesting star in WWE. Check out what he did during his run with the company:
Opinion: While Gangrel is a little vague on some of the details in the story, I could absolutely see something like this taking place. The European Title went all over the place at different times and Gangrel winning the title certainly wouldn’t have been a surprise. Gangrel was someone with some great charisma and this certainly doesn’t feel like it is that far out of reality.
What do you think of Gangrel? What would the title win have meant to him? Let us know in the comments below.
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