Kurt Angle on his first WWE IC Title

“I actually thought I was only going to defend one title at WrestleMania"

by Sead Dedovic
Kurt Angle on his first WWE IC Title

Winning the WWE Intercontinental Championship was a huge feat for Kurt Angle back then. In his podcast he talked about it; “I loved the match with Chris, I just didn’t like the finish,” Angle said. “I thought that the referee being outside the ring with Chyna for way too long, just felt like, a little too drawn out.

It just wasn’t, it wasn’t a clever finish, it could’ve been better”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com “No I didn’t know that,” Angle continued. “I actually thought I was only going to defend one title at WrestleMania.

They came up with the idea to have a triple threat and, you know, add Benoit to the mix and both of those guys would beat me for the title at WrestleMania and one of them would hold one and the other one would hold the other”.

Angle discussed being excited to work with Benoit following his coming over from WCW. “I followed Chris, him and Eddie [Guerrero] majorly in WCW,” Angle said. “I loved both of their work and I knew that I could have incredible matches with them.

I was very much looking forward to wrestling Chris”.

Ric Flair

And now about another interesting person. WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair talked about a potential return to the ring in the "To Be The Man" podcast. “When I say it inspires me to want to do it again, it’s not that I couldn’t.

I will stand by this. I wish I hadn’t said it was my last match, and I don’t want to disappoint a bunch of fans by doing it again, but I got myself into good shape. Then I made what turned out to be a drastic mistake by not hydrating, but I feel great.

I feel like as long as you’re healthy, you should do what you want to do when you get to my age. I mean, you know, I feel like we limit ourselves to what people think we should be doing sometimes as opposed to what we’re doing.

What the hell? I can do that and probably better’, and he probably will. You know he’ll look better. He always has and always will”. “I look at the 50 years and I think what makes me different is that there’s nobody I haven’t wrestled.

I look at the cast of characters, I look at the show now and I go, man, it’s so different. I mean, I can’t even see Hansen and Brody wrestling right now. The guys wouldn’t know how to handle them, or Mulligan, I mean, Jesus Christ.

You couldn’t say a word to Jack without him punching somebody? Can you imagine one of the guys giving sh*t to Harley Race? I mean, it’s just a different time”.

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