Conrad Thompson has launched a brand new podcast with Kurt Angle on AdFreeShows.com. On the debut episode of “The Kurt Angle Present,” Angle and Thompson cowl WrestleMania XIX. Angle dropped the WWE Championship to Brock Lesnar on that present.
On this present, Angle reveals that he was not purported to be on the present due to his neck points. He additionally reveals that he was purported to drop the title on the SmackDown earlier than WrestleMania and Chris Benoit was purported to be his alternative within the match towards Lesnar. Angle additionally talked about his points with ache capsules, Lesnar’s botched taking pictures star press, and extra.
Listed here are some highlights from the podcast:
Angle received injured twice towards Lesnar so Angle was requested, “Is Brock harmful to work with?”
“Nicely, it was really my fault the second time. The primary time it occurred was when he slung me into the nook sideways and my head whiplashed at No Method Out. The second was about eight months later. I got here again two months after WrestleMania. I wrestled the following six months. We had a present the place Brock needed to hit Chris Benoit and myself with chairs. Chris instructed him earlier ‘I would like you to swing sideways due to my neck.’ He had surgical procedure on his neck a pair years prior and didn’t need to reinjure it. I forgot to inform Brock that, so when Brock introduced the chair, he introduced it exhausting and went over prime, proper on prime of my head. My vertebrae cracked, three of them cracked instantly and I knew my neck was screwed. I knew it once more. I used to be in dire straits and I used to be going to be out for some time and I used to be. That’s after I took the GM job after that occurred.”
Angle talked about why he didn’t need to have full fusion surgical procedure on his neck:
“Dr Youngblood did inform me he must fuse greater than two (vertebrae). He didn’t say 4, however I used to be guessing three. I knew if I did that, I wouldn’t be capable of wrestle anymore. So, it’s loopy how God works in loopy methods. Once I received dwelling, one other physician referred to as me and gave me an possibility. It was a tricky choice as a result of Dr. Youngblood was so respected. He did assist Rhyno and Edge and Austin, however to should retire within the prime of my profession, I simply wasn’t prepared for that. So I made the selection to have the minimal surgical procedure and proceed to wrestle. I’m not going to deceive you. I’m struggling now for it. My neck, I really feel it daily. I ended up having two extra surgical procedures after that on my neck. They have been restore surgical procedures simply to repair it up. These are all non permanent surgical procedures. Sometime I’m going to should have a giant surgical procedure. I’m making an attempt to carry off so long as I can. Once I do, I can be out of fee for a yr and I must have the large halo on my neck for 3 months or 4 months. Undoubtedly not throughout the pandemic I wasn’t going to do something, particularly with my children being at dwelling and I’ve to handle them and watch them and oversee every little thing. For me to be laid up in a mattress for 4 months or six months shouldn’t be going to work. I do my every day upkeep daily for my neck and my again and my knees and all that stuff. I proceed to do it. It will get me via the day, so I’m happy with it proper now.”
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It’s True. It’s rattling true. I am taking the three i’s to the podcast world, as I be a part of @HeyHeyItsConrad to have a look again at my most memorable matches & moments.@TheAnglePod debuts Sunday 2/7 in all places! Catch Ep. 1 WrestleMania 19 proper now at https://t.co/TdaEPfP7LA pic.twitter.com/VvKq4bLMRa
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) January 28, 2021