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“I should have broken my neck and had a concussion” – WWF Legend Recalls Rough Spot During Match With Chris Benoit

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• “I should have broken my neck and had a concussion” – WWF Legend Recalls Rough Spot During Match With Chris Benoit

On a recent episode of his weekly ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast, our Olympic Hero spoke about a Steel Cage match he wrestled against ‘The Crippler’ Chris Benoit on the July 11, 2001 episode of Monday Night RAW, where he revealed that he almost broke his neck during the encounter.

The match was kind of stiff – as pretty much expected with those two – and even included a German Suplex off the top rope.

Here’s what Kurt had to say:

“You know what? I took a German Suplex from Chris Benoit on the top rope in a cage match. I landed right on my head.

I should have broken my neck and had a concussion. I don’t know how I survived through that.

Chris Benoit threw a German Suplex on me, and I landed right on the back of my head, literally 5 feet below.

So, we were up high on the top rope, leaning on the cage, and he German Suplexed me in the middle of the ring. I mean, I landed right on my head!”

Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit had quite a rivalry during the early 2000s with several classic matches, including their battles at:

– WWF Insurrextion 2000 (Winner: Kurt Angle)

– WWF WrestleMania X-Seven (Winner: Kurt Angle)

– WWF Backlash 2001 (Winner: Chris Benoit)

– WWF Insurrextion 2001 (Winner: Chris Benoit)

– WWF Judgment Day 2001 (Winner: Kurt Angle)

– WWE Unforgiven 2002 (Winner: Chris Benoit)

– WWE Royal Rumble 2003 (Winner: Kurt Angle)

… along with their singles & tag team matches that took place on WWF/WWE’s weekly TV shows RAW & SmackDown over the years.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 20, 1993) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1993’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Doink The Clown vs. Bob Backlund

– King of the Ring Highlights

– El Matador vs. Scrub

– Papa Shango vs. Scrub

– Mr. Perfect vs. Scrub

– The Headshrinkers vs. Scrubs

– Owen Hart vs. Scrub

        
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