On an episode of his weekly ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast, our Olympic Hero revealed that back in 2005, Vince McMahon allowed him and Shawn Michaels to decide the winner of their WrestleMania 21 match.
Here’s what Kurt Angle had to say:
“Listen, there’s no doubt in my mind that if Shawn was going to lose at WrestleMania to me, I’m gonna have to pay it back. There’s no doubt about it.
Yes, that’s how it works. And I don’t blame him. I was willing to do that, because he did me a huge favour.
Actually, Vince didn’t have a winner for WrestleMania. He had us work it out between ourselves.
And Shawn said, ‘Listen, I’ll put you over’. Because I know, this is what he said, and I totally forgot this.
He said, ‘You know what, you’re gonna end up doing a program with Cena afterward, and what you need is a good win right now’.
So that is why I knew that I was going to work with Cena, even though I didn’t, I thought I was going to work with Cena.
Yeah, because Shawn told me, you should get the win right here because you’re going to be paired up against John Cena after this.”
Kurt Angle ended up defeating Shawn Michaels via submission at the ‘WWE WrestleMania 21: Goes Hollywood’ pay-per-view on April 3rd 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Shawn Michaels later got his win back at the ‘WWE Vengeance 2005’ PPV on June 26th 2005.
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