During this week's episode of 'The Kurt Angle Show' on AdFreeShows.com, the Olympic hero talked about WWE No Way Out 2002. In that PPV, Kurt Angle won against Triple H by becoming the first WWE title contender for Wrestlemania 18.
On the NWO's arrival in WWE in early 2002, Kurt Angle revealed: "Well, there were mixed feelings, I think because of some things that happened in the past. I don't really know them. I've heard some stories. But you know, the NWO, those guys might bury some people's careers.
I never thought of anything to be honest with you, but that was the rumor and thought that went around in the locker room."
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About him being worried about the NWO: “Some guys were worried.
But I wasn't worried as I was totally confident in my ability to fight. I knew I was one of the best wrestlers at this particular time and I could entertain the fans. I was really good at what I did and I wasn't afraid of the arrival of Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall." On the collaboration with The Rock: "There is no one who cuts a promo like him, and not only that, his skills in the ring are incredible.
He is one of the best athletes I've ever been in the ring with and it was a lot of fun to work with. him. The Rock and I have worked together many times, over 100 times, so it was really easy to play every match. We talked a lot about how to make and play matches to make them different.
The Rock and I were so comfortable working together which was fantastic. We had a lot of fun". If he was surprised at Steve Austin returning for a match at this year's Wrestlemania "I'm surprised and I'm not surprised. I mean, he's been out for so long.
But you know, as long as he's healthy and he's in able to do that, can't wait for him to come back. For me, it makes perfect sense to have them face Kevin Owens. You know, Kevin took the path of Stone Cold. I think this is probably the best matchup for Stone Cold right now.
Kevin, he can get into that ring. He's very athletic, especially for his size. He's perfect." Kurt recently brought up the topic on The Kurt Angle Show and said his current shape is better than what it was before the Olympics: “I gained a lot of weight during this pandemic.
I got up to 260, and I got my butt down to 210 pounds, so I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in, even before the Olympics as far as looks, not on a conditioning level or a strength level. As far as how I look, this is the best I’ve ever looked, and I’m really happy with my progress”.