• “I actually knew that they were probably going to stick it to me” – Hall Of Famer On Being Booked Poorly By WWE In His Final Run
WWF Attitude Era Legend Kurt Angle was interviewed on an episode of The Paradox Of Sports podcast, where he talked about his 2017-2019 WWE run and defended WWE booking him poorly for most of it, as opposed to him being booked as a main eventer and top level talent during his original 1999-2006 WWF/WWE run.
Here’s what Kurt said:
“I’m not sure what it was. I’m sure it had a lot to do with me leaving the company in 2006. There were some bitter words that were exchanged. So, when I came back, I knew it wouldn’t be the same.
But I wanted to do it for the fans, for the WWE Universe that supported me all those 7 years that I was in WWE. And also supported me in TNA for 11 years. So, I wanted to go back there and have my final matches and retire.
I actually knew that they were probably going to stick it to me, and that was okay. I totally understand. And don’t forget, I had a painkiller problem, I had injured necks, I broke my neck 4 times in WWE. So, they also looked at me as somewhat of a liability and they didn’t want to take a chance with me. I completely understood.”
The 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling retired from professional wrestling after losing his WrestleMania 35 match against Baron Corbin in 2019.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (December 12, 2005) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’ LIVE on the USA Network.
This episode was broadcasted from the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE New Year’s Revolution 2006’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
Elimination Chamber – Qualifying: Kurt Angle vs. Ric Flair
Elimination Chamber – Qualifying: Carlito vs. Shelton Benjamin
Elimination Chamber – Qualifying: Shawn Michaels vs. The Big Show
Elimination Chamber – Qualifying: Chris Masters vs. Viscera
Mickie James vs. Victoria
Elimination Chamber – Qualifying: Kane vs. Triple H
“You Can’t See Me” Blindfold Match: John Cena vs. Daivari