Kurt Angle is a WWE Hall of Famer and one of the best WWE professional wrestlers of all time. He fought some of the best wrestling of his time. However, he is no longer a full-time WWE wrestler as he retired nearly 2 years ago.
The Kurt Angle Show’s first episode recently took place recently, where he spoke about his awesome match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 19.
Kurt Angle on The Biggest Payday of His Career
“I knew before the Rumble,” Angle said.
“I knew that Vince wanted a program between Brock and I. Brock had just started like maybe 6 months prior, he was relatively new but he was kicking butt. He had a big impact on the business, he had all the tools necessary to become a hugely successful pro wrestler.
He’s one of the best technical workers in the business, especially when he wants to sell for you. “I remember a match between him and AJ Styles a couple of years ago [at Survivor Series 2017], he said what about this AJ kid? I said he’s really good, if you sell for him Brock, you’ll have a 5-star match.
That was the type of match I wanted to have with Brock [at WrestleMania 19]. Brock had to sell in order to make the fans believe that I could win”. He then stated that he and Brock did not start off on the right foot.
“Someone asked him how he’d do against me in an amateur wrestling match and Brock said I’d crush him, I’m too big for him,” Angle said. “That was like, okay we have a problem, I’m going to have to confront Brock because when the boys start talking it gets really crazy.
“It actually broke the ice between us, now we could start communicating and feel comfortable around each other. Within a couple of weeks, we were traveling together. When we were doing the program together, we were traveling together, Big Show, Brock and I”.
He then revealed his biggest payday. Apparently, his match with Brock Lesnar was not his highest payday. It was his match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 21 where he earned his biggest payday. “My match with Shawn Michaels [at WrestleMania 21] was my biggest payday,” Kurt Angle said.
“It was a feature match, Shawn and myself, no title on the line. It was a dream match and I think that’s why Vince paid me more. I main evented WrestleMania 19, sort of WrestleMania 20 because I was in a title match, WrestleMania 22 in a world title match but I made the same money in all 3 of those main events. Shawn’s match I made a little bit more”.