Kurt Angle talks Undertaker match and more.
In the latest edition of his Facebook Q&A, Kurt Angle was back to take questions from fans. One fan asked Kurt why he never faced The Undertaker at WrestleMania after the two "tore the house down" at Now Way Out 2006.
"We both wanted to go to Mania, but the powers that be did not," replied Angle. "The whole reason Undertaker and I locked horns at No Way Out in 2006 is because we both wanted a match against each other at Wrestlemania that year. So the boss gave us the next best thing... a match the month before Wrestlemania. Our match at No Way Out could possibly be one of the greatest matches in history. Undertaker is a very rare breed."
Other highlights from the Q&A:
Considering how the business has changed over the past decade. What is the best advice for young upcoming wrestlers?
My advice to young athletes is to take good care of your bodies. Limit your bumps in the ring. You only have so many. Train hard and don't forget to work on your flexibility. You will have a much longer career.
How do you see the next 10 years in wrestling, with all the changes.
The world talent is getting better.
I see wrestling always progressing as long as the creative team books the right match ups and builds the right talent. Fans today enjoy quality wrestling more than storylines.
Of the two ppv matches you had in your hometown, which was your favorite? With Austin at Unforgiven 2001 or with Cena at No Way Out 2005.
Austin at Unforgiven. I won the title that night in my hometown. It was awesome.
Bret Hart has commented in the past on you being the one wrestler he missed. Kurt do you often think about what the match would’ve been like if you had wrestled him or do you wish you could’ve had the opportunity? It would’ve been sheer magic watching two of the greatest of all time put on a wrestling clinic.
Bret is the one that got away. I knew after I started in WWE that if I worked with Bret, it would be one of my greatest matches and biggest rivalries. I think anyone would have wanted to wrestle Bret in his prime.
How did you keep going on fighting with Shane McMahon in the street fight match? Both of you were nearly crippled beyond belief!
Back then, Shane and I were newcomers. We had a lot to prove. So we never quit. It was very brutal.