On the subject of the shoot fight between Lesnar and Angle, Prichard recalled that other WWE wrestlers were stirring the pot to get the two to fight. Apparently, the tussle lasted only eight seconds because WWE Chairman Vince McMahon rushed in and put a stop to it.
“Weeks or maybe even months of the boys stirring the pot. Here you’ve got two world class athletes in Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar. Both amateur [wrestlers], both at the top of their game, both legitimate tough guys. So the boys kind of poking both bears with sharp sticks and guys going to Brock Lesnar and saying, ‘hey Brock, Kurt said he’d take you no problem.’ And then going to Kurt and saying, ‘wow, did you hear what Brock said about you? He said he’d take those Olympic gold medals and shove them up your ass if he ever had the opportunity.’ And this goes on and on and on and on and on. Kurt and Brock didn’t say s–t to each other and there was no argument and there was no nothing, but the talent would get each one of the riled up in their own way leading up to I found them both out in the ring at the same time together and it wasn’t a heated ‘f–k you – f–k you’ at all. It was like, ‘okay, you want to try, let’s go.’ And the entire encounter lasted maybe eight seconds because as they started to lock up, Vince McMahon came out onto the floor and saw what was going on in the ring and abruptly, ‘hey, Goddamnit! Knock it off!’ and put a stop to it pretty quick, so there was no winner. There was no loser.”
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With it beginning to look like Mick Foley’s time as RAW General Manager is coming to an end, WWE should select The Olympic Gold Medalist, Kurt Angle to replace him.
After being gone for over 10 years, Kurt Angle will finally return to the WWE when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame, the night before WrestleMania 33. With his return on the horizon, and it looking like Angle wants to become a regular member of WWE programming again, the best move would be moving him to RAW as the General Manager.
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Kurt Angle told Gorilla Position that he would be interested in managing Smackdown Tag Team Champions American Alpha.
Angle, who won six world titles while competing for WWE between 1998 and 2006, will be inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame in March.
The 48-year-old hopes to wrestle for WWE again but says he would also be keen to nurture Chad Gable and Jason Jordan, who won Smackdown’s twin titles from The Wyatt Family in December.
Angle took gold in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, while Gable competed in the Greco-Roman class at the 2012 Games in London.
“I love watching American Alpha,” said Angle. “They have such a gift.
“They remind me so much of Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin in the old Team Angle, while this Gable kid also reminds me a little bit of myself, so I would be happy to manage them to some extent.
Angle confirmed that he will not compete at WrestleMania 33 on April 2 – but says there is a host of wrestlers on WWE’s “well-groomed” roster that he would like to face in the future.
“I will not be wrestling at WrestleMania but we will find out soon after that whether I will wrestle [for WWE] or not,” added Angle.
“There are so many guys I would love to work with because the roster is so well-groomed – you have Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, Rusev, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles.
“I would also love to go again with Randy Orton, John Cena, Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker – Taker versus Angle would be an awesome WrestleMania match.”
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that there are plans for Kurt Angle to do at least some wrestling for WWE in the near future. The 2017 WWE Hall of Famer will be inducted during WrestleMania 33 weekend but there’s no word yet on if he will get into the ring that weekend. The Observer notes that Angle still has to pass a physical and would likely be used on a very limited basis.
Angle recently spoke with Forbes and commented on possibly wrestling for WWE:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if I do a few more matches somewhere down the line, but they haven’t talked about it so it’s not official. This Hall of Fame thing is just the beginning, so let’s see how it goes and we’ll go from there.”
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He added, “As a wrestler, we have to watch everything if we really wanna excel. And one of the cool things I think about John Cena is, I think he’s super loved by all. But, it’s just a cool thing, sometimes, to boo him. But just because they boo him, doesn’t mean they don’t like him…Just like Kurt Angle’s music, when the fans chant ‘You suck! You suck!’ I remember chanting along, just because it was cool at the time, but I loved Kurt Angle. He was the greatest wrestler, he still is. It is just something to be said about having that ‘cool’ factor to you. It’s cool to boo him, but we still love him. But, yeah, I think 16 times [is great], and I’m sure there will be more.”
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On legendary Kurt Angle being inducted to the WWE Hall Of Fame…
“It’s always hard to say who is the best ever, but if he’s not the best he’s one of the best.
“He is absolutely unbelievable.
“His work ethic is out of this world. His passion for wrestling, his ability of what he can do in the ring is just unmatched.
“I wished I was able to singles match with him at some point but wasn’t able to. But was able to do a tag match. And behind the scenes, juts talking to him, and trying to get advice for advice.
“He wasn’t a guy who just cared for himself, he cared about the whole product in general.
“He watched every match. He would come into the building, get his gear and watch all the matches.
“If a guy like that who accomplished all he accomplished worked as hard as he did and still had that passion, everybody else on that card or in that company should have twice the passion, and make twice the effort.
“A super nice guy and always willing to give a helping hand to anyone who asked. That’s so important.
“Some guys who have done everything in their careers might not be the nicest, they just be like: ‘Ah I’m good.’ Like they are happy with their accomplishment, but don’t necessarily care about what happens in the business, but a guy like Kurt was always willing to give back to wrestling which is great to see.”
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On Friday, March 31, 2017, former four-time WWE champion Kurt Angle is going to walk into the Amway Center and hear chants of “you suck.” To many, it’s an aggressive display of disapproval. To Angle, it’ll be comfort food from the adoring WWE Universe that he left over ten years ago.
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Soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently spoke with Pro Wrestling Stories and below are some highlights:
On his WWE Hall of Fame induction:
“I was pretty surprised that I got the call this early. You know, at forty-eight years of age. I’m not even done with my wrestling career! I got a call from Triple H and he said how they wanted to induct me into the WWE Hall of Fame. That just puts an exclamation point to my pro wrestling career. I’ve been inducted into every hall of fame but the WWE in both amateur and pro, so this is definitely a huge honor.”
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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently talked about what Kurt Angle should do if he was looking to once again fight in the WWE. Ross said although the Olympic gold medallist “looked great” during his fight in England in October, he was sceptical that fighting often in the WWE would not be in the wrestler’s best interest.
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