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Chris Benoit Didn’t Like His 2002 Match Against WWF Legend

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• Chris Benoit Didn’t Like His 2002 Match Against WWF Legend

On an episode of his weekly ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast, our Olympic Hero spoke about his singles match against fellow WWF Attitude Era veteran ‘The Crippler’ Chris Benoit at the WWE Unforgiven 2002 PPV.

Here’s what Angle said about Benoit’s reaction to the match:

“Yeah, he was upset. You know what? When you are a perfectionist like Chris Benoit, sometimes things didn’t go the way he wanted them to go. They weren’t smooth. They were a little rough and edgy.

So, Chris just felt like things were choppy and edgy and not as quite smooth as he wanted them. But that’s what’s good about the wrestling match.

In a real fight, you’re going to have choppiness, and you know, you’re not going to be able to be smooth the whole time, things are going to get rough and rugged.

The same thing happened with our match at the 2003 Royal Rumble. I wrestled him for the WWE Championship, and he got a standing ovation afterwards. I thought it was a horrible match, and I watched it back, and I was like, ‘Holy sh*t, this was a great match. This was the best match I ever had.’”

Chris Benoit left Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling after the WCW Souled Out 2000 pay-per-view and joined the World Wrestling Federation in February 2000.

He stayed with the company (later WWE) until the infamous tragedy took place in June 2007.

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• Old School WCW Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 67th birthday of Old School WCW Veteran Al Green (Real name: Alfred Dobalo).

In 1990 & 1991, he wrestled as “Blade”, teaming with Steel (Kevin Nash) as ‘The Master Blasters’, before in 1992 Green changed his name to “Rage”, one half of ‘The Wrecking Crew’.

After touring Japan & Europe during the mid-90s, he returned to World Championship Wrestling in the summer of 1998 and wrestled for them until he was released in March 2000, but was used for the most part as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’.


October 15, 1955 – June 14, 2013

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