Kurt Angle Talks About Winning The King Of The Ring, Working With Stephanie McMahon


During the latest edition of The Kurt Angle Show, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle commented on winning the 2000 WWE King of the Ring tournament and working with Stephanie McMahon during the Attitude Era.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

Kurt Angle on winning the 2000 King of the Ring: “I was told right after the previous pay-per-view. Vince McMahon was putting the rocket behind me. I was a rookie, and I won the European Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, and next in line was King of the Ring. As long as I kept producing and kept impressing everybody, he was going to continue to push me. This was my next accomplishment was to win King of the Ring.”

On his experience working with Stephanie McMahon: “What I did to make everybody feel comfortable in whatever Stephanie and I came up with – the ideas we had – I would present them to Vince and Triple H, just out of respect to make sure I wasn’t over-crossing my boundaries. So, I did that every show. If Stephanie and I had to do something a little bit crazy, I ran it by Vince and Triple H to make sure it was okay with them.”

On being nervous about having three matches in one night: “At this point in my career, I was only in the business a little over a year from when I first stepped foot in the ring. That’s it, 13 months. And here I am doing three matches in one night. It was a lot of content to remember and a lot of wrestling. I was really nervous about that because I had never had to wrestle three matches in one night before, especially this early in my career. I knew I had my work cut out for me.”

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