– Dave Meltzer On Kurt Angle Not Doing Anything When Triple H Attacked His “Son”
During a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Live, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez discussed Triple H Pedigreeing Jason Jordan and Kurt Angle not doing anything. Below is their discussion:
Meltzer: The one thing I didn’t like on that segment, it was really good the way it was all done, but when Triple H gave Jason Jordan the pedigree, I thought Kurt just standing there doing nothing made him look really bad. And actually there was a lot that made Kurt look really bad.
I think that was kind of like the theme of the show – to make Kurt look bad. I guess I should be used to it. They did the same thing with Mick Foley. That’s kind of the role I guess, that they hire somebody and their role is to put the McMahons over at every turn.
I mean it’s really bad to say this, but if this was somewhat legit and a guy does that right in front of you to your son, you’re taking a chair and you’re whacking him in the head. There’s no two ways about it. You’re not just standing there and watching.
I remember they used to do that in WCW with Ric Flair, but that was by design to make him look bad and here it’s not by design to make Kurt look bad as much as to make Triple H look good. I thought that was really not well done.
Alvarez: So Kurt goes – You’re not ready for Sunday. Jason says – I’ve seen you work through injuries. I can do the same. Kurt says – I need your 100 percent, not 90 percent. My job is on the line here. Jason’s begging him.
Meltzer: You know what the problem this is? The problem is it’s Kurt Angle saying this. It makes no sense. I mean anyone in the world could say this, but Kurt Angle can’t say this. Kurt Angle’s entire life has been about an injury, you know I mean.
Alvarez: You’re right, except the storyline is that if his team loses he’s getting fired.
Meltzer: So what? Kurt Angle had to go to the Olympics. If he wasn’t 100 percent and if somebody else went to the Olympics and said to him…..
Alvarez: Well that’s the whole impetus for Jason Jordan turning on his dad because Kurt should know that. And he should give his son that opportunity, but he’s not. I mean Kurt doesn’t have faith in his son.
Meltzer: I mean the whole thing is like if you have any knowledge of Kurt, it’s like if it was somebody else…. it was like Mick Foley, would have been just as bad because he couldn’t have done that either. But I mean if it was like any other general manager, well they couldn’t do a Daniel Bryan either, could you?
You can’t do with Shane. I think like that unfortunately because of the nature of pro wrestling. I don’t know who you could have done it with, but it’s just like Kurt being like that …you know… you’re 90 percent, it’s like how can Kurt Angle say that with his history. It’s just ridiculous.
Alvarez: But it’s his history. It’s not Jason Jordan’s history. If he were hurt he would still do the match, but he does not have faith in his son. That’s the impetus for this whole turn right here. Jordon has to bring every single thing you just said.
– Does Chris Jericho Consider Himself A Legend?
During a recent interview with TV Insider, former WWF Champion Chris Jericho was asked if he considers himself a Legend. Below is what Y2J said:
“I think I would be a pretty big a$$hole to call myself a legend. Some people say that I have some sort of legendary status. And if someone says that, thank you very much. I’m more than happy to accept that. It’s hard for you to call yourself a legend. Although I did call myself the living legend in WWE. So, if you look back in 2004, my character definitely thought he was a legend.
Me, I’m just a guy who likes to do a lot of different things. I don’t put boundaries on myself. When I was a kid, I wanted to be in a rock ‘n’ roll band and a wrestler. I’ve done both those things at very high levels. That has enabled me to do other stuff like write books, do podcasts, YouTube shows.
I have a great fanbase that follows me into whatever I do because they know I put a thousand percent into every project I’m a part of. And I turn down a lot of stuff too.”