Kurt Angle reveals why he was given a big push following his debut

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle explains why he received a big push from Vince McMahon after making his debut.

Kurt Angle in WWE
Kurt Angle in WWE

One of the most honored WWE Superstars in history is Kurt Angle. Due to the company’s hectic schedule, Kurt Angle quit the WWE in 2006. Because of the pain he had been experiencing from years of continuous fighting in the workplace, Kurt had also become hooked to painkillers. Kurt Angle sought a less demanding schedule, but the corporation refused to give it to him. As a result, he quit, only to come back after 12 years and be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Kurt Angle was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2017 and then began his second stint in the WWE.

During his second stint, Kurt Angle mostly was involved in backstage duties like being the General Manager of RAW from 2017 to 2019. He also competed in several matches during his second run in the company. Angle’s contract expired in 2020 and he was offered a new one but he declined as he wanted to concentrate on his health and nutrition business. The Olympic Gold medalist had recently made an appearance on August 29th edition of RAW, when the show was at his hometown Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Kurt Angle was the company’s top superstar during the early 2000s and was one of the vital figures of the brand SmackDown. Kurt is a 4- time WWE Champion and a one-time World Heavyweight Champion. Angle gave an infinite number of great matches in the WWE and feuded with every great there was during his tenure. Angle accomplished almost every thing in the WWE and would have probably even won the MITB Ladder match and Royal Rumble, had he been a part of the company a bit more.

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Kurt Angle reveals why Vince McMahon told him to wear 25 gold medals

Kurt Angle wins the WWE Championship for the first time.
Kurt Angle wins the WWE Championship for the first time.

During the latest edition of the Kurt Angle Show, Kurt Angle revealed the reason why Vince McMahon gave him the push in the company. Kurt remarked that winning the European Championship was a tremendous thing for him. Vince wanted Kurt Angle to wear 25 medals around his neck at the time since it was his first year and the more championships he won, the more obsessive he would become. The finest experience of Kurt Angle’s career, according to him, revealed his true character.

“[Winning the European Championship] was great. It was so fitting for me and my character at that particular time. I was carrying all these gold medals around my neck. When I first started, I actually had 25 of them around my neck. The more titles I won, what Vince McMahon told me was that ‘It’s your rookie year, we’re gonna have you win every title because the more titles you win, the more obsessed you become’. That’s why he wanted me to start out with 25 medals around my neck and not just one. I got to do that and it was a great experience. That was my character and the real me”

Kurt Angle fought his last match in the WWE at WrestleMania 35, where he lost to Happy Corbin, in what may be called as his retirement match. Kurt Angle had expressed disappointment in his final opponent and had stated that he wanted to face John Cena in his retirement match. He recently stated that he had more in him, and there was speculation that Angle and John Cena might face off in a match at WrestleMania 39. 

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