WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle responded to Ken Jeong's comment recently. Ken recently appeared on The Bump and stated that Kurt Angle has been his inspiration. Ken is an actor and a very notable wrestling fan. Ken also praised Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.
According to Ken, Heenan is the sharpest comedic mind even outside pro-wrestling. Heenan is a WWE Hall of Famer.
WWE Legend Kurt Angle Reponds to Ken Jeong's Comments
"I think Bobby Heenan is literally the sharpest comedic mind in history, not just in sports entertainment, but in history," Jeong said.
"So, definitely WWE is a huge influence on my comedy, even Superstars like Kurt Angle was a huge influence because I... actually I've never told anyone this on an interview, but when I started doing stand-up comedy, because people knew I was a doctor on the side, a doctor at my primary job, and a comedian on the side, and I would tailor my material much like Kurt Angle did, where he's a real Olympic gold medalist, kind of making fun of his image.
"I'd never seen anyone do that in WWE before. Like, a legit, world class athlete not taking himself seriously. That, for me as a comedian, that's what comedy is all about - not taking yourself seriously. I'm a real life MD, and I take my degree seriously, but I don't take myself seriously.
I think WWE at its best is, when you have that self-awareness, is an amazing thing”. Angle actually responded to these comments on Twitter. He thanked Ken. "Thank you @kenjeong for the kind words. I've been a huge fan of yours' for years.
To put me up there with Bobby the Brain is a huge honor. I didn't know you were a doctor prior to your largely successful comedian career. Even More respect to you! #itstrue," Angle wrote. Ken responded to Angle’s tweet and he revealed that he watched Angle’s interview with Steve Austin.
"OMG my emotions. Literally watching your interview with @steveaustinBSR right now on the network!! Thank you for the kindest words and for influencing me and people all over the world in and outside the squared circle.
#itstrue [hands raised emoji]," Jeong wrote. Kurt Angle is regarded as one of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time. He was the first true Olympic Gold medalist in WWE. He retired about a year ago and is no longer an active WWE wrestler. However, he is still quite active in the professional wrestling industry.