• Kurt Angle On Who’s The Greatest Wrestler Of All Time
On the newest episode of his weekly ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast, the Olympic Gold Medalist was asked who he would pick as the greatest professional wrestler of all time.
Here’s what Kurt Angle replied:
“It is Bret Hart because I believe that he’s the greatest wrestler of all time. I believe that with his in-ring performance, there’s nobody better.
I would say Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit are close, even myself, but I still put Bret up there.
Don’t get me wrong, a Ric Flair needs to be up there too because he’s The Man. Ric was a great wrestler and could get people interested in the psychology of the match, but he was also very entertaining.
He took a lot of crazy Ric Flair bumps, you knew what he was going to do and you wanted him to do it.
Bret Hart was just the best overall technician I have ever seen in my life.
I did contact Bret. I called him and said, ‘Hey, I want to wrestle you at WrestleMania 18, I think it would be a dream match. You won’t have to do any of the work, I’ll do all the bumping and selling.’ He immediately said no.
I understand now, later on in my career, I started losing a step and I didn’t like what I saw.
When you get older and you start slowing down, you can’t put on the performance that you did in your prime, you don’t want to do it anymore.
A lot of athletes have a lot of pride and I have a lot of pride and Bret does too.
He doesn’t want to wrestle Kurt Angle unless he can perform like he’s in his prime so I get why he said no.”
Kurt Angle retired from pro-wrestling in 2019, after he lost his WrestleMania 35 match against Baron Corbin.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 4, 1992) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1992’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– The British Bulldog vs. The Repo Man
– A Vignette On Crush
– High Energy vs. Kato & Barry Horowitz
– WWF Update
– I.R.S. vs. El Matador Tito Santana
– Tatanka vs. Brian Costello
– Bret Hart & The Bushwhackers vs. The Mountie & The Nasty Boys
– The Ultimate Warrior vs. Skinner
– Ric Flair vs. Jim Powers
– Papa Shango vs. Red Tyler