Kurt Angle was inducted into both the TNA Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame and is recognized as one of the most technical fighters of any era. In 2010, he was elected by the Wrestling Observer as the best wrestler of the 21st century.
The 53-year-old from Mount Lebanon is the only performer in history to have held the WWE Championship, the heavyweight title, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the IWGP Third Belt Championship.
Angle was also world wrestling champion in 1995, eventually becoming Olympic champion at the 1996 Atlanta Games in the heavyweight category. Kurt officially retired at WrestleMania 35, after losing his last match to Baron Corbin.
Quite a disappointing ending for a legendary athlete. Host of The Zaslow Show, the former Olympic gold medalist wanted to thank The Undertaker for the advice he gave him in the early years of his career. Kurt Angle said: "The Undertaker taught me a lot.
I worked with him quite a bit in the early years of my career and he passed on the basics of wrestling to me. He was really good, as well as super helpful. His mentality isn't complex, but it works perfectly. Letting him guide me was one of the best choices I've ever made."
Returning to the news, the former heavyweight champion has spent fine words for Ronda Rousey: "She has adapted to wrestling much better than she was expected. The emotional and psychological component plays a fundamental role in this business, if you know what I mean.
I was really surprised by his ability to learn quickly. Her progress has been gigantic and hardly anyone could have imagined it. She has always been a formidable champion, but it was not taken for granted that wrestling would become her habitat.
Adapting so quickly to a new context is not for everyone."
Chris Jericho: "Triple H and I never got along"
Two of the most famous personalities related to American pro-wrestling, especially in the last 20-25 years of art in the USA, are undoubtedly Triple H and Chris Jericho, respectively multiple world champions of the Stamford federation, with the first who has seen fit to get married with WWE Chairman's daughter Stephanie McMahon and the second who went to work in the rings of WWE's rival company, AEW.
In fact, in the last two abundant years, Jericho has been one of the key figures in the growth of the now second most important company in the United States, with the All Elite that has grown exponentially in the space of a few months, also thanks to the abundant additions in the roster, with numerous big names that exiting the WWE, either for a desired release or for a dismissal that came suddenly, have magnified the star power and the importance of the shows of the Khan family's company.
In the last episode of the Kurt Angle Show, personal program of the WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, Jericho wanted to talk about the famous hatred that would have been between him and the WWE COO for years, with such rumors that they would have been confirmed by the same athlete.
In his speech in front of his historical colleague Kurt Angle, Y2J in fact wanted to say: "There was a lot of politics at the time. And when I say this, it's not from a spiteful point of view or an angry point of view.
It is simply what it was. So, coming to us, there was a lot of heat between Hunter and me; it involved Chyna. A little bit involved X-Pac as well. But Hunter and I just didn't like each other and I think Hunter got a big boost, like power, that made it even less enjoyable for me.
Of course, even though he never did anything to get my name to be buried by Vince, I'm sure that every time my name came up, he would come up with an 'Oh, that guy? But let's go! ' It's just how the business worked at the time. So, I think we've had a lot to do with this."