• Former WWF Champion Says He Wasn’t Upset About Taking A Backseat To The Rock
On the latest edition of his podcast, Kurt Angle talked about taking a backseat to fellow WWF Legend The Rock during the Attitude Era, when both were on top of the World Wrestling Federation, but The Rock (similar to Stone Cold Steve Austin) was obviously the bigger star.
Angle was asked by his co-host if he was upset by the fact that he was the WWF Champion in 2000, but The Rock was still the main event.
Here’s what the 2017 WWE Hall Of Famer had to say:
“Well, you have to remember – The Rock is The Rock. He’s one of the biggest names in the history of the business.
So, if The Rock or Stone Cold or Undertaker main events instead of you, you shouldn’t be that upset. Remember, I was just a rookie. I might have been the World Champion, but these names were bigger than me at that particular time. So I wasn’t upset about that.
As long as I was getting paid as the World Champion, I was okay with anything.”
The co-host then mentioned it’s hard to believe Angle taking a backseat to anybody, given his competitive nature.
This led to Angle saying the following:
“I’m not gonna lie to you. My first year, I was pretty humble. You know, I was trying to get people to like me and try to learn the business as much as I could.
So I wasn’t looking to be like, THE guy my first year. You’re not trying to rock any boats. You’re trying to find your way to learn your craft, and then you were okay with that type of thing.”
Kurt Angle won his first ever WWF World Heavyweight Championship by defeating The Rock at the No Mercy 2000 PPV, but also lost it back to The Great One at No Way Out 2001.
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF New Generation Era Superstar Quebecer Pierre, later known as Jean-Pierre Lafitte (Real name: Carl Ouellet), turns 54 today.
He first debuted on WWF TV in 1993, with his fellow Canadian Tag Team partner Jacques Rougeau (formerly known as The Mountie) as The Quebecers.
They also had a brief stint in Ted Turner’s WCW in 1996 & 1997 as The Amazing French Canadians, before returning to the World Wrestling Federation in 1998.
Nowadays, he’s still an active wrestler on the independent scene, calling himself PCO (short for Pierre Carl Ouellet).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIERRE!