Kurt Angle reveals why Vince McMahon threatened to fire WWE crew



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Kurt Angle reveals why Vince McMahon threatened to fire WWE crew

Kurt Angle is the only superstar in history to have held the WWE Championship, the heavyweight belt, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the IWGP Third Belt Championship. The 52-year-old from Mount Lebanon was also world champion in wrestling in 1995 and won the Olympic gold medal in Atlanta in 1996 in the same speciality.

The WWE Hall of Famer retired to WrestleMania 35, losing sharply to Baron Corbin in a match that disappointed the expectations of almost all fans. In a recent interview with Pat McAfee, Angle said WWE boss Vince McMahon threatened to fire the entire WWE crew if he laughed during Kurt and Stone Cold Steve Austin segments.

Kurt Angle on his chemistry with Stone Cold Steve Austin

“My first year in WWE was by far my favorite, mostly thanks to the work I've done with The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker. Our skits with Stone Cold were simply priceless.

We had great chemistry and had a blast. It worked very well in the eyes of the fans. I don't think Vince McMahon didn't think we'd have that kind of chemistry either. Vince said - anyone who laughed during the segment - would be fired.

Lots of people laughed before the segment was over. They were really hilarious moments,” said Kurt Angle. “Some of the things that came out of Austin's mouth and mine weren't written in the script. There was no real script, Vince just suggested what we should talk about.

There was a really fruitful collaboration with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon," he added. Kurt received important advice from Vince early in his career: “He told me I needed to slow down, otherwise I wouldn't have made it.

I couldn't always give 120%. Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Triple H also reiterated it to me”. After the end of his in-ring career, Kurt Angle became a backstage producer in WWE in 2019. But, just a year into his new role, he was released by the company due to WWE reducing their budget because of the pandemic.

He did make two appearances on WWE television after his release, both involving Riddle. Kurt Angle wished that he also had a match with Daniel Bryan when he returned to WWE. The Olympic gold medalist revealed during the latest episode of 'The Kurt Angle Show' on AdFreeShows that he was trying to secure a match with Daniel Bryan.

However, Daniel Bryan was on another brand at the time, and WWE had no plans to trade the former WWE Champion for a Kurt Angle match. "I think I had him in the Rumble or the Battle Royal in Saudi Arabia, but he was the number one guy that I wanted.

He was my dream match of current wrestlers that were wrestling today. I asked for him, but I, unfortunately, didn't get him. I believe he was on the other show at that time, and so they didn't have any plans of trading him over or letting him wrestler one match with me."