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WWE legend Jeff Jarrett has insisted that Kurt Angle is "without question right up there in the top three to five" wrestlers of all time.
Hall of Famer Angle, 51, left WWE in 2006 and worked closely with Jarrett under the TNA banner.
Speaking to SPORTbible in an exclusive interview, TNA co-founder Jarrett said that the former WWE superstar's "timing was incredible" and "his storytelling ability [...] was brilliant."
The 52-year-old Hall of Famer explained: "It's almost like any sport: we're only as good as what we did last night because tonight there's another round of games, there's another round of matches, there's another television show, another pay-per-view [...].
"But he is without, in my opinion, without question right up there in the top three to five. He had, especially in his peak career, obviously his athletic ability [and] is right up there second to none.
"But his timing was incredible and his storytelling ability, from a physical standpoint, was brilliant."
Angle, who now works as a backstage producer in WWE, made his sensational return to WWE in 2017.
The WWE legend retired from wrestling last year after his defeat to Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35 in New Jersey.
But Angle, who admitted he had four opponents in mind for his retirement match, was adamant that he was the best in the business during the 2000s.
"From 2001 to 2011, I was on fire; I was the best wrestler in the business for 10 years," Angle told SPORTbible in an exclusive interview last month.
"I started when I was 31, I'd say around 41 or 42 was when I started seeing my level and status going down slowly. I was able to perform the way I wanted to until about 48."
Jarrett made his stunning return to WWE in 2018 -- nearly two decades after he initially left -- as he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
And 'Double J' admitted that he was thrilled to be collaborating with WWE again and working behind the scenes with the live events team.
When asked about his return to WWE, Jarrett responded: "I've been asked these types of questions since I've been back, but the first thing that comes to mind is just... I left in '99.
"And so it's been a bit, and watching it from, basically, we'll say the other side of the fence working from my own company and you don't realise just how big it is.
"It's the largest touring company in the world and now I'm over here in the UK for two [things]: one is to do media for the May tour coming up, BT Sport and everything -- talk and chat with you folks.
"But I'm also here on business as well because I'm working with live events and it's something that... you know, I'm a third-generation promoter, my grandmother started promoting professional wrestling in 1946, so I'm third generation.
"It's been fantastic, it's been really an amazing situation for me to be a part of the WWE and specifically working in the live events department."
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