WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle took some questions on a bonus “Q&A” on AdFreeShows.com. The questions ranged from his wrestling career, his training, Vince McMahon, and how he got back into shape after gaining weight during the pandemic.
Here are some highlights:
Angle said he gained some weight during the pandemic but now has gotten back into shape:
“I gained a lot of weight during this pandemic. I got up to 260. I got by butt down to 210 pounds. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in, even before the Olympics as far as looks. Not on a conditioning level and strength level, but as far as how I look, this is the best I’ve ever looked, and I’m very happy with my progress.”
Angle said Vince McMahon preferred him to be a heel:
“Vince didn’t like me as a babyface. Every time I ever turned babyface, it was only for a couple months. I think what it comes down to is I was one of the best wrestlers on the roster. I was one of the best wrestlers in the world. Vince just didn’t like me as a babyface because I was more effective as a heel. I started out as a heel. I would preach the three ‘I’s, but I wouldn’t actually back it up. I would do the opposite. I would do the lie, cheat, and steal like Eddie Guerrero, but I would say I had intensity, integrity, and intelligence. Vince liked that about me. I think I was a better wrestler as a heel because I could control the tempo of the match and I could start making other wrestlers. The wrestlers that made me like Undertaker, Austin, Stone Cold, Triple H, I became one of those ring leaders. It’s easier to work as a heel when you’re a ring leader than it is as a babyface. My job was to make other wrestlers and make them bigger than they were already. I did the best job I could, and that entails being the heel.”