WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle had arguably the best rookie year in WWE history, as he competed in several excellent matches and won titles in the process. Kurt Angle remains one of the best in-ring workers to have ever graced the squared circle since he made the transition into pro wrestling back in 1998.
While speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, Kurt Angle talked about his time in WWE and revealed the important piece of advice given to him by Vince McMahon when Angle was starting out in WWE.
Angle said that McMahon told him to slow down at house shows and television matches. Angle revealed that he couldn’t slow down despite being advised by even The Undertaker and The Rock.
“Vince McMahon talked to me about it, told me I need to slow down at the house shows, on televised shows. Kind of pour it on for the pay-per-views and TVs but try to take it easy. I don’t have any — I can’t do anything half-assed so everything has to be completely 120 percent intense. That’s just the way I am and even Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, Triple H, they told me, ‘You need to slow down’ and I just, I couldn’t. I couldn’t do it. I had to continue to be intense, technical. I wanted to be the best wrestler, including pro wrestler on the planet.”
Kurt Angle is currently enjoying life outside of pro wrestling and also is involved in other projects, including his own podcast.
h/t to Post Wrestling for the quotes.