Indiana University grad Jason Jordan earns tag-team gold on WWE Raw
On Monday Night Raw, Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle revealed that WWE superstar Jason Jordan is his illegitimate son. As this story line takes off, let’s take a closer look at Jordan, a former star wrestler at Indiana University.
Jason Jordan shocked the pro wrestling world Monday night, and he did it not far from his hometown.
The former Indiana University wrestling star was one of the men and women wrestling on WWE’s first live Christmas Day edition of “Monday Night Raw.”
It being a holiday episode, many fans didn’t expect anything newsworthy to happen. For the evening, Jordan was thrown into a tag-team title match by his on-screen illegitimate father, Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle.
His partner, Seth Rollins, was in need of a teammate because of a nasty injury that will leave his fellow Shield member Dean Ambrose on the shelf for several months.
Jordan and Rollins would be facing the dominant, and popular, tag-team champions “The Bar.” But there was no way that this makeshift team of Jordan and Rollins would actually win the belts in Monday night’s main event. Right?
Wrong. Dead wrong. The title change was a Christmas miracle that set social media on fire, and Jordan’s name was trending for the first time since it was revealed that Angle was his pops.
Even sweeter than the shock it created was the fact that it happened in Chicago’s Allstate Area, just 45 miles north of Jordan’s hometown of Tinley Park, Ill.
His tag-team partner seemed pretty stoked about it, too.
This is Jordan’s third stint as a tag-team champion with the WWE, as he previously held the NXT and Smackdown titles with Olympic wrestler Chad Gable in 2016.
But with all due respect to Gable, this title run is the most high-profile of his career as he is hoisting up the gold with a former WWE champion in Rollins. We’re talking about a guy widely considered as one of the best wrestlers in the world today, and so bankable that WWE slapped him on the cover of its latest video game.
Things are looking up for Jordan, but only time will tell how the fans respond.
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