• WWE Announcer Comments On If JBL Gets An Unfair Amount Of Criticism On The Internet
During a recent appearance on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, WWE announcer Tom Phillips talked about working with Renee Young, if JBL gets an unfair amount of criticism on the internet & more.
Below are the highlights:
On working with Renee Young:
“Working with Renee Young – I will say this until my dying day, she taught me how to walk as a broadcaster because I’m in the studio and I’m like, ‘Where do I look? What am I supposed to do?’ She is in there pointing me in the right direction with all of that and I am forever grateful for her.”
On if JBL gets an unfair amount of criticism on the internet:
“Yes, 1000%. I don’t think you learn anything from someone that says, ‘Great job. See you next week.’ If you ask a stupid question, expect a stupid answer. If I go, ‘What’s he gotta do to win this?’ He’s probably got to pin the guy. Ask an intelligent question, you’ll get an intelligent answer from an intelligent human being. JBL is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever gotten to interact with. Everything he is doing on Fox News right now, a self made millionaire and then on top of that one of the most accomplished in-ring guys in a long time to be on commentary…JBL was incredibly good to me. I loved working with him. So, yes I think he gets a bad reputation.”
• Kurt Angle Gives An Update On The Undertaker’s Future, Says RAW Star Is A “Real A$$ Kisser”
During a recent Q&A session on his Facebook page, WWE Hall of Famer & current RAW General Manager Kurt Angle gave an update on The Undertaker’s future, Dean Ambrose’s return status & more.
Below are the highlights:
When was the scariest in ring moment you’ve ever been through?
Angle: When I got knocked out at SummerSlam 2000 against Rock and HHH. I don’t remember anything I did that night. Now that’s scary.
What advice would you give to new scared fathers?
Angle: We are all scared of parenting. Not so much scared, but more stressed about what kind of parent we can be. Will we provide? Will we give them the support they need? Will we spend quality time with our kids? Will they NOT make the same mistakes we’ve made? But, if we just focus on doing our best at this moment in time, we can’t do any better than that. Take a deep breath and be the father you can and should be.
Do you still live by the 3 I’s? And which one is most important to you?
Angle: Yes I do! Intensity Integrity Intelligence. My most important now? Intelligence. I make better choices now than I ever did. Using my brain.
What’s the first thing you do everyday in the morning?
Angle: Stretching and sometimes yoga. It gets me ready for my day. I always go to the gym right after.
Hey Kurt what is the health condition of Dean and is he going to return soon?
Angle: LISTEN EVERYONE. Dean is healing nicely. He will be back soon!!!!! I get this question every week. I know how popular he is but asking me when he will return will not make him return any sooner than he can. He will be back soon. Promise.
Do you still have the cowboy hat from 2001?
Angle: No. Austin kept it. He did actually buy it, so he owns it. I guess. Lol.
What is your best tip to get back into training after years of retirement
Angle: Go easy. Baby steps. No injuries or set backs.
Will The Undertaker Be Wrestling Anymore?
Angle: I think he will. He looks great. He’s an amazing athlete.
Your pick for this year’s Money In The Bank?
Angle: Honestly? He’s a long shot. But Kevin Owens. He seems to always find a way to shine. A real a$$ kisser 🙂