• “Listen, you’ve got to tone it down” – Vince McMahon To WWF Legend
On a recent episode of his weekly podcast ‘The Kurt Angle Show’, the Olympic Hero talked about his famous 2-out-of-3 falls match against Chris Benoit at the WWF Judgment Day 2001 pay-per-view.
Kurt revealed that he was louder than other WWF Wrestlers while calling stuff in the ring, which is actually a lost art nowadays (with matches being fully scripted), but was a common thing during the good old days.
WWF promoter Mr. McMahon was upset about hearing him calling moves & high spots in the ring, so Vince told Angle to tone it down.
Here’s what the 2017 WWE Hall Of Famer had to say:
“Vince McMahon, he told me, yeah. He said, ‘Listen, you’ve got to tone it down, the TV is picking up on you calling the spots’. And I said, ‘Vince, I can’t help it. I want my opponent to know where he is going in any particular moment’.
So, I called the match, not only for my opponent but for myself too, and I’m pretty loud with it. I’ve always been that way.
I never changed, even though Vince McMahon talked to me a couple more times, I still did it.
I just felt being safe more than sorry was a better choice.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 14, 1995) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Mark of the Quad in Moline, Illinois and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House’ PPV, that took place later on the same day.
The card can be found right here:
– Hakushi vs. Sonny Rogers
– Adam Bomb vs. The Black Phantom
– Jean Pierre LaFitte vs. Butler Stevens
– Bob Holly vs. Barry Horowitz
– Henry Godwinn vs. Gary Scott
– Diesel Interview
– Yokozuna & Owen Hart vs. Kevin Kruger & Gary Anderson