• Kurt Angle On Why He Didn’t Sign With The UFC Despite Being Offered A Contract
During a recent episode of his podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle discussed why he didn’t sign with UFC back when he was still in his prime.
The UFC became real famous & popular during the early & mid 2000s after Dana White became its President in 2001.
Here’s what Angle said about not joining UFC despite being offered a contract:
“Yes, I was interested. I would say around 2001, UFC would start becoming really popular. This was after Dana White purchased the company. By then, I was well into my pro wrestling career.
So I was kind of putting feelers out, watching the product. You know, watching Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz. They all had great programs together. The fights were awesome.
I actually approached UFC again in 2006.
Dana White offered me a contract, but I asked him if I could do TNA and UFC, and he said, you can’t do it. You have to do one or the other, not both.
I had just signed with TNA, and I felt an obligation to continue on with them, and I’m glad I did.
There is no way in hell I was going to do UFC. I was lying to myself. My body just wasn’t healthy enough to do it. It wasn’t healthy enough since the Olympics when I broke my neck the first time.
So, I made the right move. I made the better move by going into pro-wrestling.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 6, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IV’ event.
The card can be found right here:
– The Ultimate Warrior vs. Dusty Wolfe
– Strike Force vs. Barry Horowitz & Dave Wagner
– Ted DiBiase vs. Omar Atlas
– Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Pete Sanchez
– The Hart Foundation vs. Sonny Rogers & Jim Stewart
– Randy Savage Interview
– The Honky Tonk Man vs. Lance Allen