• Kurt Angle Reveals The One Setback In His WrestleMania 34 Match
During a recent interview with USA Today, WWE Hall of Famer & current RAW General Manager Kurt Angle commented on Bobby Lashley coming back to WWE, who he would like to see Lashley face and pulling a quad muscle because of overtraining before WrestleMania 34.
Below are the highlights:
On Bobby Lashley coming back to WWE:
“That surprised me. I literally didn’t even know about him discussing anything with the company. Bobby was a guy that was overlooked years back. He came into his own at Impact Wrestling. He proved that he’s an incredible sports entertainer, but Bobby was also, you know he always wanted to be a pro wrestler. He wanted to be a sports entertainer. He didn’t necessarily want to be a fighter, but he had to fight to make some great money. So he did what he had to do to provide for his family by being in Bellator. Not that he didn’t enjoy it, but he had more of a love for sports entertainment than he did MMA.”
On who he would like to see Lashley face:
“I’m glad he’s on Raw. I wrestled him many times & I beat him for the world title, he beat me. We had some great matches, and I know he’s capable of doing it. I think one of the matches I’d really be intrigued to see is him versus Brock.”
On pulling a quad muscle because of overtraining before WrestleMania 34:
“The only setback was, again, because of my overtraining, I pulled a muscle in my quad just like I did before Survivor Series. I was more concerned about that than the match itself. I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. When I was training a couple of days prior, I couldn’t push off of my one leg. And I was like ‘oh God, not again.’
Survivor Series was a big let-down for me because I couldn’t really do much. At WrestleMania, I got through the match. I’m not going to say it was my best performance, but I got through the match and I did what I had to do to make sure the match was as good as it was. So I can’t complain. I’m going to start training smarter instead of overtraining and trying to get ready for the Olympics. That’s just who I am. My intensity, I have to step back on it. I have to remember I’m 49 years old, I act like I’m 25.”
• Update On Next Match Plan For Ronda Rousey
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, former SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya joined RAW and reunited with her friend, Ronda Rousey.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Natalya is expected to turn on Ronda and the two will then feud and the rivalry will culminate in a big match.
Natalya is being chosen to work with Ronda because they have trained together in the past and Natalya (who an in-ring veteran) has a pretty good idea what Ronda is capable of doing in the ring.