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Nic Nemeth On Kurt Angle Helping Him Get Into WWE, Ryan Nemeth’s Favorite AEW Moment



On a recent edition of the “WrestleBinge” podcast, Ryan Nemeth revealed his favorite moment of his AEW career.

Nemeth last competed in AEW on the November 4th episode of AEW Collision. He said,

“It was Darby [Allin] and JD Drake I believe. And Sting came at me with his baseball bat, and I was like ‘No, no, no!’ And he pushed me around the whole entire ring, up the back ramp, out into the parking lot. And I just thought ‘This is kind of amazing,’ because Sting is a legend.”

He continued, “The last interaction a Nemeth had with Sting was at Survivor Series, when he helped my brother win Survivor Series. It was on my mind. And also, I love cartoons, and ‘The Three Stooges,’ and this just seemed very ‘Looney Tunes.’ I’m falling backward the whole way. I thought it was incredible. For those three reasons, that is a major highlight for me.”

Nemeth also noted that he “just can’t talk about” his AEW status or when he might return.

On a recent edition of the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, Nic Nemeth discussed Kurt Angle helping him get into WWE, the promotion shifting away from “sports entertainment,” and more.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On Angle getting him a WWE tryout: “The reason I got a tryout with WWE, the reason Dolph Ziggler existed and had a chance was because you [Angle] were so good at your job, picking it up so quickly with WWE that in 2004 they gave a guy who is a 5’11”, 175 pounds, out of college — Kent State University, Division 1, all-time winningest wrestler there, no big deal … having that tryout, I only got a chance because you were coming along so quickly and picking it up so fast that they go, ‘Oh, these wrestlers have these mindsets that they want to be the best, and pick it up fast.’ Because of you, I got a tryout, a chance, and became a WWE Superstar, now a TNA star, NJPW star.”

On WWE leaning more into the pro wrestling label with Vince McMahon gone: “Vince very much … wanted to not be associated just with pro wrestling, but making it bigger and better in his mind, and that’s totally true. It is cool [now] because — you go to default. You’re not thinking, ‘What are the words I have to say today?’ You’re like, ‘No, man. I’m in pro wrestling, the thing I dreamed of, the thing I wanted to do my whole life.’”

On wrestling becoming cool again: “I remember eight years ago, WrestleMania would have one or two other shows and some signings near it,” Nemeth continued. “And now … there’s 10 events every single night. … It’s so cool and it’s this big moment of a week for everyone in pro wrestling to get together and have a blast.”

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