WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle was recently interviewed by Chris Van Vliet to talk about several professional wrestling topics.
Here are the highlights:
If he still has the tiny cowboy hat:
No, no. I think Steve has it. Yeah, well he’s the one that bought it. For real, he saw it in an airport, and he was like, ‘I need to get this for Angle.’
On the segments not being scripted:
We had a lot of fun. And the crazy thing is, most of those segments were not [scripted] — there was no verbiage read. It was an idea that Vince came up with, or Steve Austin. And they just said, ‘Listen, let’s go with this. Say your verbiage and whatever you want to say. And at the end, don’t laugh. Whatever you do, don’t laugh. Because if you laugh, it’s gone.’ So they didn’t want to catch anyone laughing on film. So we were doing the segments, and once Vince would yell ‘cut,’ everyone would start laughing so hard. Because we couldn’t contain ourselves. But it was so funny, we had such good chemistry. Yeah, Debra and Steve and Vince and myself. And we had a lot of fun.
On if the ‘You Suck’ chants ever got to him:
No, no. I, you know, it started with Edge, and it stick … Edge came up with it, and I liked it. The thing is, the more I went crazy, the more they did it. And it’s like, ‘This is cool. I’ve got them. They think they have me, but I have them.’ It was a lot of fun doing that, especially the night that I told everybody that I had earned the right to be called — that I suck. It was pretty cool.
H/T 411Mania for the transcriptions