Of all the rivalries that Kurt Angle has had during his illustrious WWE career, his feud with Triple H is undoubtedly the one that has remained most etched in the memory of fans and insiders. The storyline with The Game began in the rookie year of the former Olympic gold medalist and was made even more intriguing by the involvement of Stephanie McMahon, who was romantically linked to the Atlanta hero.
Angle teamed up with Triple H and Stephanie in a tag team match against The Dudley Boyz in 2000. Despite the victory at the end of a spectacular match, most fans mostly remember the post-match celebration, which saw Vince's daughter.
letting go of a long hug with Angle.
Kurt Angle has been one of the WWE symbols of the last 20 years
During the latest edition of his show on 'AdFreeShows.com', the 52-year-old from Mount Lebanon said that Stephanie had planned that segment with the aim of unleashing Triple H's wrath.
“Stephanie McMahon told me she was planning to hug me and climb on top of me to celebrate the victory. I was a bit confused, I didn't want to be involved in such a thing at the beginning of my career. I didn't want to piss anyone off.
I found myself in a very difficult situation that I would not have wished anyone”- said Kurt Angle, whose official retirement from the ring took place at WrestleMania 35 against Baron Corbin. Angle then recalled another significant match in his freshman year, the one against Hardcore Holly, who broke his arm.
“I felt really bad. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't my mistake that caused his injury. I freaked out, I still hadn't learned how to handle that kind of situation. We tried to finish the match, but every time I grabbed his arm he felt excruciating pain.
It wasn't long before the epilogue, but it seemed like an eternity. I didn't want to make him suffer more than he was already doing." The former WWE Champion recently spoke with Conrad Thompson for another episode of 'The Kurt Angle Show' on AdFreeShow.com.
Angle discussed the notable match with Taz, and he recalled how the WWE newcomer was quite a popular name in the business at the time. "Well, Taz. We decided that Taz would go over. It was his debut. Taz was a big name in wrestling, so he was one of those guys that, you know, hit main event level; as far as any wrestling company, Taz was really popular. He had a great run in ECW. Everybody knew who he was."