The newest episode of “The Kurt Angle Present” podcast covers Angle’s rookie 12 months in WWE. Angle was given an undefeated streak and he misplaced it to Taz on the Royal Rumble 2000.
Angle additionally talked about his whiny heel persona, his debut on the Survivor Collection in 1999, successful the Intercontinental and European titles, WrestleMania 2000, Bob Holly’s damaged arm, pimps, vampires, and extra.
Listed here are some highlights from the podcast:
Angle speaking about his match in opposition to Taz at Royal Rumble 2000 and the warmth Taz acquired popping out of that match:
“We determined that Taz would go over. It was his debut. Taz was an enormous title in wrestling. He was a kind of guys that hit the primary occasion stage. So far as any wrestling firm, Taz was actually common. He had an ideal run in ECW. All people knew who he was. It was me giving him a rub, an elevation win, and on the similar time, it’s me getting a rub from anyone who was a most important eventer in a wrestling firm that was very profitable. The entire story was Taz would choke out, nevertheless it was an unlawful choke, so I used to be nonetheless undefeated. That’s what I stated in my very own thoughts after the match. When Taz made me choke out, I stated, ‘That is an unlawful chokehold so I’m nonetheless undefeated. I nonetheless haven’t been crushed.’ It was good warmth.”
On this match, Angle took a backdrop excessive rope and nearly landed on his head from a suplex that prompted Taz to get the fame from the workplace that he was harmful which Taz takes difficulty with to this present day:
Angle responded: Taz isn’t harmful. That was my concept. I informed Taz to offer me a german suplex and throw me actually excessive within the air and I’d flip over to my abdomen. I wished to do a moonsault german suplex and land on my abdomen. I assumed it might look actually vicious and brutal. That was on my name. I’m undecided why Taz didn’t inform the workplace that I’m the one which selected the transfer. Taz was by no means harmful together with his suplexes. He was comparatively secure. I’ve by no means had an issue with him.”
Angle speaking about his match with Bob Holly the place he by accident broke Holly’s arm doing a moonsault:
“I felt actually unhealthy. After I harm Bob, the issue was I didn’t observe the moonsault. I believe I may need hit it one different time earlier than that and I by no means practiced how far out I’d go. So, once I positioned Bob in the midst of the ring, I went up actually excessive and I didn’t exit far. I fell brief and my shins hit his arm. He had a compound fracture. Each bones have been utterly damaged. I used to be flipping out, I used to be like, what are we going to do? I stated, ‘Bob, simply keep down.’ He stated, ‘No, let’s end the match.’ I stated, ‘I don’t bear in mind what’s subsequent.’ He’s calling the match to me and whereas we’re doing it, I’m grabbing his arm to shoot him off the ropes and it’s his damaged arm. He’s like, ‘Oh sh*t. You’re hurting me.’ Each time I’d seize his arm and shoot him off, he would scream actually loud. It was a tough match to complete. It appeared like ceaselessly as a result of he was injured. I didn’t need to harm him anymore than he was. However, Bob’s a foul*ss and he was going to complete the match regardless. After I harm him, I wished to ensure he was okay. I took care of him. I checked up on him. I took him to the hospital. I acquired him meals. I known as him for the subsequent a number of weeks ensuring he was okay. I felt actually unhealthy about what occurred and I wished him to know that I sincerely apologized.”
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