Note on the creative process behind the McIntyre-Angle match
According to Sports Illustrated, Vince McMahon was directly involved in Drew McIntyre’s big win over Kurt Angle. Both McMahon and Angle were behind the creative aspects of the match, which was intended to see McIntyre get over in a major way by brutalizing Angle to the point of eliminating any chance he had of becoming the team captain for Team RAW at Survivor Series.
According to the site, Angle met with McMahon prior to the match to come up with a story for it, which Angle then presented to McIntyre. It’s been reported that WWE has big plans for McIntyre going into next year which could involve a major push.