• “I think he was in denial” – Bruce Prichard On Kurt Angle In 2006
On a recent episode of his ‘Something To Wrestle With’ podcast, ‘Brother Love’ Bruce Prichard talked about Kurt Angle leaving the WWE in 2006 and joining Total Nonstop Action! shortly thereafter.
Bruce was asked if he was surprised to see Kurt show up in TNA, to which Prichard replied:
“No. I think Kurt was in denial and I think Kurt needed something. Kurt always needs something to do. So while Kurt may say with his mouth, ‘I need to rest. I need to do that. I need to rejuvenate. I need to do this to recover or what have you.’ He will say the right things, but Kurt’s drive will not allow him to sit and do the things necessary a lot of times.”
Kurt Angle wasn’t only addicted to pain killers in 2006, but was also injecting a lot of Deca-Durabolin (Nandrolone), which is an anabolic steroid that makes you gain muscle-size very quickly.
The pain pills alone were dangerous and had several risks and side effects, that harm the human body, but combined with such a heavy steroid, it’s not worth risking his health and possibly even his life back then.
With that being said, something had to be done to basically protect him from himself.
Kurt Angle ended up wrestling at Total Nonstop Action! (now known as iMPACT Wrestling) for 10 years, from 2006 until 2016.
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 27, 2000) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’ on TBS.
This episode was pre-taped at the First Union Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 2000’ PPV.
The match-card of the show can be found here:
1. Disco Inferno vs. Alex Wright
2. Hardcore Match: Sgt. AWOL vs. Johnny The Bull
3. WCW World Tag Titles: Mark Jindark & Sean O’Haire vs. Jim Duggan & Elix Skipper
4. Handicap Match: Kronik vs. Elix Skipper
5. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera
6. Hardcore Match: Reno vs. Crowbar
7. Scott Steiner vs. Stevie Ray
8. Lance Storm & Jeff Jarrett vs. Lex Luger & Gen. Rection