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Kurt Angle Talks About Almost Ending Taker’s Streak, TNA’s Recent Changes, More

– Kurt Angle recently did an interview with the WrestleCast show in the UK. Here are some highlights:

How he almost ended Undertaker’s streak back at WrestleMania 22:
“It was considered back in 2006. The person who wanted to do it was Undertaker himself. I was flattered, for him to go to Vince McMahon and pitch it. Undertaker at that point never had a five-star Wrestlemania moment match. He figured that the only one he could do it was me, at the time. Thank God a couple of years later he had Shawn Michaels, and it worked. But Undertaker really wanted to have that match, he asked Vince to push our match back from No Way Out to WrestleMania and, since I was champion they wanted me to keep the title, Undertaker was willing to take the loss. To me that meant a lot because Undertaker had a lot of respect for me — and I had more respect for him than he did for me.”

TNA and “Wrestling Matters”:
“We’re starting to have matches where we have finishes now. We’re not trying to protect both wrestlers. That’s the way it should be because as a fan you get frustrated if you watch a whole show and all you see is DQs or run-ins and matches that don’t have finishes, it’s like ‘Gosh, I just invested all that time in watching a show and the main event ended up being a schmoz’.”

His past addiction problems:
“I had an issue in WWE and I think that’s the reason Vince McMahon and I became so distant. I did get myself in a position where I had a painkiller problem. I had to get myself out of it and I did that without going to rehab. I worked full time and had to go through a lot of withdrawal. I’ll never touch it again. I learned a lesson from that. Any wrestlers, or people that want to be wrestlers, that is not the thing you want to do. Stay away from that. It’s the devil. It’s not going to help you in any way or fashion. All it’s going to do is make you an addict.”

  • Joshy

    Who better then kanyon?

  • Gary

    damn i even call you out and you dont say shit to me? did i scare u bro?

  • venom

    I am sure that is what everybody on here thinks of you. I certainly hope you are at work, getting paid while being on here. That would be sad to see you troll around on here on your free time.

  • venom

    Angle is rather off in TNA. How would he feud with in WWE? Swagger? Not worth it.

  • BigPoppaDaddyCool


    i was making a point like are you kidding me? at that troll, i like angle always have, i know all his fueds, i personally dont feel he would fit with wwe right now, i just dont kno wat they would do with him, i could be wrong

  • Bill

    @BigPoppaDaddyCool, what about his feuds with The Rock, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, & all of his hilarious comedy? I barely even think about his feud with Mark Henry….

  • Darren

    Yeah they wanted Angle to keep the title at wm22 soo bad he dropped it to Rey Mysterio……

  • Soulshroude

    Kurt Angle seems to be at it again with his “worship me” compliments to himself. I doubt Taker asked for a match with Angle. I would like it verified with either WWe officials or Taker himself for credibility.

  • Camille

    @CM Sucks yeah which is why they had ECW wrestlers on their show and promoted the first ECW PPV AMIRITE. I know, facts just get in the way on the internet.


    no they went to wcw becuz wwe didnt want to have anything to do with Extreme Crappy Wrestling At the time

  • Jonesy

    I wish people would stop saying Eric Bischoff stole the talent. The talent made a decision to go work for wcw because it was way better pay and an income where they could support their families.

  • venom


    I agree with you 100%

  • jimbo jones

    I would say theyre boring now, but in the old ECW they did some cool stuff. ECW under paul heyman was a decent organization til bischoff started stealing his talent. WWE/ECW was crap even with the originals. I do agree that their gimmicks/characters have run their courses though.

  • venom

    Sandman is boring. Sandman and Dreamer = lame.

  • Spandex0

    He probably doesn’t even watch wrestling and is clearly just on here to piss people off. Let’s just ignore him. Twat!

  • Saintsman

    Two words. Web Troll.

  • BigPoppaDaddyCool

    why??? what did he do??? NOTHING!!!!!

  • Bill

    I really wish Kurt was back with the WWE.

  • Gary

    really, got any facts to back that up with? Your talking to a sandman fan, belive me, Sandman hasnt done shit compared to angle (in ring)

  • Gary

    agreed, is one of the best of his time, but how will it end…Im really gettin the feeling we have HH v2 inside kurt

  • Effmenow

    Kurt Angle…….one of the best professional wrestlers of all time.

    Oh its true, its DAMN true!