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 imagined to be on the present due to his neck points. He additionally reveals that he was imagined to drop the title on the SmackDown earlier than WrestleMania and Chris Benoit was imagined to be his alternative within the match in opposition to Lesnar. Angle additionally talked about his points with ache capsules, Lesnar’s botched capturing star press, and extra.
Listed here are some highlights from the podcast:
Angle mentioned he feared Brock Lesnar was critically injured doing the capturing star press of their match at WrestleMania XIX:
“When Brock was within the nook, I used to be looking of the nook of my eye once I was laying within the ring. When he went to leap, he hesitated and did a pause, and simply mentioned, ‘Oh, f*ck it. I’m going to go.’ I believe that hesitation precipitated him to fall off steadiness ahead, so he couldn’t get a full rotation when he turned backwards to flip. He didn’t fairly make it. I knew, gosh, when he landed, I assumed he was useless. I assumed he broke his neck. I assumed he was useless. He wasn’t responding. I mentioned, ‘Brock, are you okay?’ He wasn’t saying something. I went over and I lined him and mentioned, ‘You bought to kick, you bought to kick’ as a result of I didn’t wish to maintain that title for an additional day. I used to be egocentric hoping Brock would kick out so I wouldn’t have to carry the title. He kicked out and I informed him, ‘Are you able to rise up?’ He mentioned, ‘I don’t know.’ I mentioned, ‘Alright, I’ll raise you up.’ I went to raise him up and I mentioned, ‘After I get you up, scoop me up within the air, F5 me and canopy me.’ I mentioned, ‘Are you able to do it?’ He mentioned, ‘I believe so.’ He went and did it. He lined me. He gained, one, two, three. Afterward, he was so matted. He was confused. He didn’t know the place he was. He was supposed to return over and choose me up and hug me. We had been imagined to turn out to be associates. He wasn’t coming over. I informed the ref, ‘Inform him to return over. I’m down promoting. He’s supposed to select me up.’ He wasn’t coming so I walked to him and I hugged him. I mentioned, ‘Are you alright?’ He mentioned, ‘I don’t know.’ We bought within the again and we had an ambulance ready for him to take him to the hospital and he wouldn’t go. He was not going to go. He was being cussed. He was fairly pissed off. I needed to speak him into getting within the ambulance to go to the hospital. Ultimately, he did.”
Angle mentioned if he wasn’t injured, he was imagined to have a protracted title reign:
“I used to be imagined to go on a prolonged title run, so this modified due to my neck. I in all probability would have held the title till the next Mania. It was laborious to simply accept as a result of when you concentrate on that, all the principle occasions you’ll do with the world title, you’re going to make a boatload of cash that yr and that was all taken away from me. It’s sort of miserable, however what are you going to do?”
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— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) January 28, 2021