WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle did a Q&A on the recent episode of his podcast on AdFreeShows.com. The Olympic Gold Medalist took questions that spanned his entire pro wrestling career in TNA and WWE.
Here are some highlights:
Kurt Angle was asked his thoughts of TNA recreating the Montreal Screwjob with him and A.J. Styles in 2010:
“I wasn’t all for it. I didn’t think it would work extremely well. The Montreal Screwjob was the real deal, and what we did was not real. I don’t believe you should reenact it, especially if it’s fake. It didn’t work out very well. It didn’t really help us in the ratings. It did absolutely nothing for us. I kind of regret that we did it, because that is such a huge event that occurred in pro wrestling history, and it’s probably one of the most memorable events that ever occurred, Shawn Michaels screwing Bret Hart, obviously Vince McMahon was at the helm of it. That’s a moment you don’t want to copy or duplicate.”
Angle was asked how he is feeling nowadays:
“I’m in extreme pain all day long. I do maintenance on my body all day. I do my neck traction. I have a thing called the Iron Neck, where it trains your neck. I have anti-gravity machine rollers. I stretch. I do a lot of weight training. I work on my body a good 2-3 hours a day. I have to. I’m so banged up now. I sacrificed a lot of my body in professional wrestling, and amateur wrestling. I have to blame both sports, not just one. I’m paying for it now, but I’m managing it. I had a painkiller problem, and I kicked that eight years ago. Not having painkillers anymore is really difficult, but I’m never going back to those, nor do I want to. I’m going to keep doing my body maintenance training, and doing what I’m doing right now.”
Angle talking his and Jeff Jarrett’s situation in TNA when Karen Angle started seeing Jeff:
“Let me clear the air. I asked to be released. I didn’t ask Jeff to be let go, or not be on TV. I asked to be released. Dixie Carter decided not to release me. I said, ‘Well, I can’t really work with Jeff and Karen right now. It’s not a good position for me to be in.’ So she took them off TV. I’m the one who actually brought them back. About six months later, I said, ‘Dixie, it’s time. Bring Jeff back. Let them come back. We’ll do a program. We can air out our personal life on TV, which I think was a big mistake, but we did it. It is what it is. I didn’t have a problem with Jeff. We always got along. He’s never not been my friend. I just don’t think it was a good fit to reignite that storyline from a real-life situation.”