On the latest episode of “The Kurt Angle Show” on AdFreeShows.com, Angle and Conrad Thompson cover WrestleMania 35 and Angle’s retirement.
Angle goes into detail on how he learned that Baron Corbin would be his opponent and he reveals that he wanted John Cena to be his final opponent. Angle gave his thoughts on getting booked to get attacked by Lars Sullivan on Raw, what went wrong during his short run with The Shield, why he turned down offers to return to WWE, and more.
Here are some highlights:
Angle said we need more wrestlers with gimmicks:
“We need some gimmicky characters. A lot of wrestlers have turned into high flying technical bad*sses. Everybody wants to be a bad*ss. Nobody wants to be entertaining or funny or have an odd character. Everybody wants to be the cool guy or the cool girl. There are some really interesting individuals in WWE. The Fiend is one of them. Billie Kay, I love the way she rambles on. She’s just different. They need characters like that. It works extremely well for the company. It adds another depth to the programming. What Alexa is doing right now that the Fiend is gone, this is good TV. A lot of fans may not like it, but they’re going to be drawn to it. It’s really different and it’s really cool. I think we need to get more into more storyline related TV shows where wrestling is kind of a soap opera but we got away from that for a while. We became ‘I’m better than you. No, I’m better than you. Let’s have a match.’ Those gimmicky characters really help.”
WWE released Angle during the pandemic cuts but was offered various jobs with them a month later:
“They offered me a job a month later. They offered me a job to coach at NXT. They offered me a job to manage Matt Riddle. They offered me a Hall of Fame legends contract. I turned down all three because of my new company, Physically Fit Nutrition at Physicallyfit.com”
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