• Kurt Angle Blames WWF Legend For Going Off-Script A Lot
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast, our Olympic Hero revealed that during the WWF Attitude Era days, The Rock went off-script a lot, which made it difficult for The Great One’s storyline rivals to know how to react.
The Rock and Kurt Angle had a long feud in 2000 & 2001, including great matches at No Mercy 2000 & No Way Out 2000, as well as multi-man matches at SummerSlam 2000, Rebellion 2000 & Armageddon 2000.
Here’s what the Olympic Gold Medalist had to say:
“Yeah, I mean, he improvised a lot. So you didn’t know what he was going to say. Even when you knew what the script was, he didn’t follow the script entirely. So, you didn’t know if you’re going to crack up or start crying.
I mean, Rock was one of the best promo guys in the business, and he is one of the most entertaining guys. You just didn’t know what he was going to say, and you had to be ready.”
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Veteran “Sweet” Stan Lane (Real name: Wallace Lane) celebrates his 68th birthday today.
Most fans will always remember him as one half of legendary Old School Territory Tag Teams ‘The Fabulous Ones’ (with Steve Keirn) and ‘The Midnight Express’ (with Bobby Eaton).
In 1993, Stan Lane retired from active competition and joined the World Wrestling Federation as an announcer, until he left the promotion in 1995.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN LANE!