WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently revealed that Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, and Bob Holly assaulted a former WWE star in the ring.
Kurt Angle opens up on the matter
For those who are not aware, Puder is a former WWE star who won the Tough Enough competition in 2004. He was in a storyline with Kurt Angle and put the legend in a legitimate Kimura Lock, which angered the Olympic gold medalist.
In his recent appearance on TheBubbaArmy, Angle said that the locker room was upset with Puder’s behavior behind the scenes at Royal Rumble in 2005. Guerrero, Benoit, and Holly legitimately hit Puder in the ring to send him a message.
“He (Puder) started getting really arrogant and telling people he was in the main event of the Royal Rumble, because he was going to be in the Rumble, he thought he was in the main event. Guys heard about that and went, ‘ok this guy’s an a**hole.’ So at the Royal Rumble, they made sure the first four entrants were Puder, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit and Bob Holly… They beat the crap out of this kid and threw him over the top rope. And it was done. And you know what, his career never got better after that,” said Angle.
Puder had lasted four minutes in the ring at the Royal Rumble, eventually eliminated by Bob Holly. Prior to the Rumble, Angle had his own confrontation with Puder. On the November 4, 2004 episode of “Smackdown,” Angle, who had broken his neck three months prior, challenged any of the Tough Enough contestants to get in the ring with him.