During the WWE Network series; “WWE 24”: Kurt Angle Homecoming, WWE documented Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle’s journey back to the company. During the documentary, Angle stated that during his contract signing with Vince McMahon, he was naive about the way that the WWE worked, in terms of it being “real or fake”.
Here’s what Angle had to say:
Angle: “In 1996, after I won the gold medal, Vince McMahon said he’d like to meet with me. He threw a contract at me right away, it was a 10-year deal, it was more money than I ever saw in my lifetime at that time. I looked at the contract and stared back at Vince and said, ‘Mr. McMahon, thank you for the offer. I hope you know I’m an Olympic gold medalist, so I could never lose.’ I didn’t hear from Vince McMahon after that, I didn’t get it. I didn’t understand what this was. As a kid, I was taught by my brothers and coaches, ‘don’t watch that stuff, it’s fake. You’re real.’ So I never did.”