While a handful of wrestlers have forged excellent relationships with Vince McMahon over the years, some superstars have had their fair share of problems with the WWE Chairman. Most superstars who have had issue with the boss have come forward to voice their experiences. This may be one of the biggest stars to do so yet…Chris Jericho ‘Career Over’ At AEW.
During the latest edition of ‘The Kurt Angle Show,’ Kurt Angle spoke about his relationship with Vince McMahon and how it started to get aggressive in 2006 and how he ultimately left WWE that year.
Angle’s body was banged up from wrestling continuously for years, and he suffered multiple injuries in 2006. Kurt’s injuries and his frustrations kept mounting with each passing day.
Kurt stated: “I was in bad shape. I had a lot of injuries. At one particular time, I had the neck injury, the shoulder, the abdominal; I had a torn abdominal muscle, a groin muscle, a hamstring. This is all at the same time. I was in really bad shape. And the painkiller problem wasn’t getting any better. So, I was in a state of turmoil, and even my relationship with Vince started dwindling, and it was getting more erratic. I was, you know, calling him, leaving him messages with threats. Just, I felt out of control. I was at a bad point in my life.”
Kurt Angle claimed Vince McMahon ignored him, which made his anger go through the roof towards WWE.
Angle left threatening messages on Vince’s answering machine, and the issues all came down to a production meeting in which the former WWE Champion confronted Vince.
Kurt continued: “I said it before; I started lashing out at Vince, and Vince was ignoring me, which made me even more angrier. I would leave him threatening messages on his answer machine, on his cell phone. It just got so far out of control, you know, eventually, I had to go to Vince and say, listen, we need to have a talk.”
Kurt finished: “And you know, we had a talk, and it was probably in June or July in 2006. I told him, you know, I just came from an event, and I went to a meeting, and I pulled my pants down; it was a production meeting, Vince was in the front, and everybody else was in the back. And I walked in between them, and I pulled my pants down to my ankles, and I showed Vince my groin, and it was all black and blue. I mean, my penis, everything was black, from the injury. It was an abdominal tear and a groin tear, and a hamstring tear, all three at the same time, and all the blood just rushed to my legs and my groin, and I said, ‘We need to talk.’ And he said, ‘Well, let’s go to my office.’ I said, ‘No, I need to meet you up at the headquarters this week. So, I want you to set me up a flight and bring me up because we need to have a personal discussion of what’s going on. And so that’s when I decided that I’m most likely going to leave the company.”
Kurt Angle spent several years rebuilding his career and reputation, and his good work compelled WWE to get him back in 2017 for a well-deserved Hall of Fame induction and one final TV run.