Kurt Angle, a veritable legend in the world of professional wrestling, recently took a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about his storied WWE career and the extraordinary talent he's grappled with over the years. Speaking on Dr.
Beau Hightower's widely followed YouTube channel, Angle didn’t hold back, sharing insights and personal reflections on his favorite adversaries inside the squared circle. “Working with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and The Rock was simply electrifying,” Angle enthusiastically recalled.
“Their mastery on the mic was unparalleled, and sharing the ring with them was a hallmark of my career. Those guys were monumental; they were the industry's biggest names at the time”. Angle also fondly recounted his in-ring encounters with the legendary Hulk Hogan, a figure he had admired since his childhood.
“Wrestling Hogan and making him tap out on national television was surreal. Growing up, I was a huge fan of his, and to be able to share that moment in the ring was something truly special,” he reflected. Yet, these iconic figures were just the tip of the iceberg in Angle’s illustrious journey.
The WWE Hall of Famer was quick to highlight other notable names that made a lasting impact on his career. “Brock Lesnar and I had undeniable chemistry in the ring; it was like a dance,” he shared. “Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Shawn Michaels – these guys were the crème de la crème of professional wrestling.
And I can’t forget Rey Mysterio; our bouts were always filled with high-flying excitement and technical prowess”.
Angle's Wrestling Evolution
Angle, who transitioned from being an Olympic Gold Medalist in amateur wrestling to a mainstay in professional wrestling, made his triumphant WWE main roster debut in November 1999.
His tenure was marked by unforgettable storylines and epic showdowns with the very titans of the industry he spoke so highly of, including WrestleMania classics against Benoit, Lesnar, Guerrero, Michaels, and Mysterio. After parting ways with WWE in 2006, Angle graced the rings of TNA and the independent circuit before making a triumphant return to WWE in 2017, capping off his journey with a Hall of Fame induction.
With such an illustrious career and a roster of legendary opponents, Kurt Angle's reflections provide a captivating glimpse into the golden era of professional wrestling, ensuring his legacy lives on in the annals of sports entertainment.