In the final match of his first WWE stint, Kurt Angle faced a hotly contested superstar like Sabu. In an episode of ECW which took place in August 2006, the former Olympic hero found himself challenging a very successful athlete at the time.
While he was known and appreciated for his great work at ECW, Sabu also had a reputation for being reckless and too careless when he performed in the ring. During the last edition of his now famous show, the former world champion made it clear, trusting that he had never had problems working with Sabu.
"You know what? The rumor that it was very complicated to deal with him was not true, I have never had a single problem with Sabu. He was not at all stiff or reckless as was often repeated. I was aware that he had a reputation for being a tough guy, but I have to admit I had a great time.
He was kind, helpful and very professional,"crevealed Kurt Angle, who retired from the scene at WrestleMania 35. Sabu was a hardcore specialist, an approach dictated by a specific need. "He was able to fight very well in traditional form.
Nothing stopped him from being a great performer, even without having to resort to all those stunts. He loved doing hardcore stuff because it was a shortcut that allowed him to thrill the audience. He used his extraordinary athleticism to make the matches more intense and spectacular," he explained.
Angle also worked with a legend of the likes of The Rock: "He had the ability to improvise anything. You didn't know what he was going to say until the second before. Even when the script was already fixed, he never followed it in full.
Rock was one of the greatest performers I've ever seen, it was so much fun interacting with him. You had to be ready and let it drag you along." In recent weeks, rumors have been spread of The Rock's possible return to WrestleMania 38.
Will Brock Lesnar fight in AEW?
In recent days, AEW, also named All Elite Wrestling, has been in the news for the latest rumors that have approached two former WWE stars such as CM Punk and even Daniel Bryan to the company of Tony Khan.
In the last few hours the rumors have increased and have also seen a rumor that would be incredible: the second most important wrestling company in the world would also be thinking of The Beast Incarnate, one of the most important stars of the WWE of the last twenty years, none other than Brock Lesnar.
Some rumors even say that the wrestler has already signed a contract. It all started when someone sent a message to colleagues from Wrestling Observer Newsletter stating that a historical and very important source in wrestling would tell them that Brock Lesnar had signed a deal with a company outside WWE.
Rumors have increased and it has been argued that this company was indeed the AEW. During the last episode of the Mat Men podcast, colleague Andrew Zarian took stock of the actual situation of The Beast. Here are his words: "I can tell you with absolute certainty that Brock Lesnar did not sign with AEW.
They may have spoken occasionally, but never anything serious. That's all I know and I can tell you what they told me. I also spoke to Dave Meltzer and he also confirmed that it is not true, Brock Lesnar has not signed with All Elite Wrestling."
Brock Lesnar has been absent from WWE rings and wrestling in general since last year when he was defeated at Wrestlemania 36. Latest rumors say that Vince McMahon's company is very interested in the wrestler's return and Zarian continued: "Brock hasn't signed with WWE yet.
I know WWE wants him and honestly if I'm WWE I think: How do you let go. one like him. I think it would be stupid and in fact the fact that WWE doesn't sink the blow for his return has made some wrestling fans think that WWE wants to sell.
Usually when someone wants to sell he has to save money as possible but I think you must also sell with the maximum of your earnings."