• “You want to be the best, you have got to steal moves from the best” – Former WWE Champion Admits Stealing A Move From Bret Hart
During a recent edition of his podcast, Kurt Angle revealed that he “stole” a move from Old School WWF Legend Bret “The Hitman” Hart for his World Heavyweight Title defense in the main event of the WWE No Way Out 2006 PPV against The Undertaker.
Below are the highlights:
On using Bret Hart’s ‘Figure-Four Leglock around the ring post’ spot:
“Well, The Undertaker brought it up because he said Bret Hart used to do it with him, and so I thought it was a pretty cool move, and I think we might have even done the hit on the post.
I have done that a couple of times. I got it out of Bret Hart’s playbook. You know, you want to be the best, you have got to steal moves from the best (laughs).
You know, it was a great spot in the match, and it worked out really well.”
On whether he studied Old School WWF tapes:
“I didn’t study old tapes because I was told not to. Psychology changed, you know, when the Attitude Era came around, there was a lot more action. It wasn’t, you know, you didn’t start off slow. I think everybody was starting with punches, nobody was tying up.
It was just the intensity level of the Attitude Era. You didn’t tell a story in the match, you didn’t wrestle much. The thing is, you get attacked backstage, you go out there, and you’re mad and attack him back, during your match, the GM will book the match. You go out and have the match, and instead of starting with a tie-up in wrestling, you are mad because he attacked you backstage. So, you start beating him up.
So, I didn’t want to watch tapes of old school wrestling matches. I wanted to watch tapes of previous, or the present product and what they were doing. So, I watched a lot of Stone Cold, Rock, Triple H. Once I got to know him, Shawn Michaels. You know, Undertaker, I watched a lot of their stuff.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 6, 1999) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired the last ever episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was pre-taped at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio and featured mid-card matches & highlight videos on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania XV’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– X-Pac vs. Tiger Ali Singh
– Bob Holly vs. Flash Flannagan
– Val Venis vs. The Blue Meanie
– Al Snow vs. Droz
– Mideon vs. Test