WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently recalled the time when he stood up to the pro-wrestling icon, Hulk Hogan. During the latest episode of The Kurt Angle Show, he reminisced an incident when ‘The Hulkster’ showed up late to a live event at the famous Madison Square Garden. Angle also revealed that after his confrontation with Hogan that night, the two became good friends.
Kurt Angle had called Hulk Hogan ‘an a****le’
During the podcast, Angle said that the meeting marked the second time they came across but ‘The Olympic Gold Medalist’ was furious with Hogan showing up late. He said:
“This was the 2nd time I met him, we became really good friends after this which is crazy but I remember we were having a 6-man tag in Madison Square Garden and I was in there all day, we’re doing a house show, main eventing,” Angle explained. “Hulk Hogan doesn’t come till seven at night, the show started at 7:30. Hulk Hogan comes in, we’re sitting there having the match and he walks up and says ‘what’re we doing tonight?’”
Angle then added that he did not give Hogan an option to pitch his ideas for the match that night as he labeled Hogan as ‘an a****le’ who showed up late.
“I looked at him and I said ‘you know what you’re doing? You’re doing this and this.’ I told him what he was doing, I didn’t give him a choice because he wasn’t there all day, he didn’t put the match together. I was like ‘yanno, this guy, he thinks he can come in…’ and it wasn’t even because he was being an a—–e. He was late because he had an obligation, I didn’t know this. So I’m ripping on him and I’m telling him you’re not doing anything, you’re going to do what I tell you to do because we have a 6-man match and we have all the spots back to back where we need them and this is your area where you can shine.”
Angle further added that he and Hogan eventually became close friends and he did not know the respect Hogan had gained back in his early days.