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Kurt Angle Reveals His Original Retirement Match

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 11, 1992) – WCW Saturday Night

On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.

It was taped at the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl II’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

Steve Austin vs. Marcus Bagwell

WCW Magazine

Clips: Van Vader/El Gigante

Steiner Brothers vs. Buddy Lee Parker & Pat Rose

Van Vader vs. T.C. Carter

Clash XVIII Preview

Cactus Jack & Abdullah vs. Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman

WCW Top 10

Johnny B. Badd vs. Mark Kyle

Terry Taylor vs. Greg Sawyer

Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko & Rick Rude vs. Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat & Ron Simmons

• Kurt Angle Reveals His Original Retirement Match

During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle revealed that his original retirement match was scheduled to be against Jason Jordan at WrestleMania 34.

However, that match couldn’t happen due to Jordan’s neck injury. Vince McMahon then wanted Angle to be a wrestler for another year and Angle then ended up retiring at WrestleMania 35.

Below is what Angle said:

“Yeah, it would have been [my retirement match]. Vince [McMahon] wanted me to go another year.

For the most part, yes Jason [Jordan] would have been my last match and it would have made sense. I adore that kid. He’s so talented and you know he got a lot of heat for being my son and he played the part great that’s why people hated him.

He was being a spoiled brat about everything. He was using me to get what he wanted. It was a great…Vince was great with that.

A lot of fans really did hate him just like Baron Corbin. A lot of people don’t think that’s good, but I think that’s really good. He was really good in the ring, really good.”

Also Read: Kurt Angle Reveals What Jason Jordan Might Need To Do To Make His In-Ring Return After Neck Surgery

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