Kurt Angle's Hall of Fame induction speech was widely considered to be a huge hit. As you can see from the video above, he ended by singing his greatest hits and emptied a couple bottles of milk all over his face as a grand finale. But that was nothing compared to Angle's original ideas for the ceremony
“They didn’t let me do everything I wanted to do!,” Angle told WrestleZone radio. “I wanted to drive the milk truck into the arena. The higher ups said, 'That’s a little too much.'"
They might have been right about that.
But Kurt Angle had a very good reason for wanting to do something so nuts.
"The reason I wanted to come back to WWE, whether it was just for the Hall of Fame or they talked to me about being an ambassador or the GM role or me wrestling again--I really don’t know about that yet--I wanted to come back and thank the WWE Universe, the fans. I also wanted to give a message to the younger talent on how to deal with your career and not make the mistakes I made and also to take chances. I really tried to give the fans a moment I thought they wanted to see. I thought the only way to do that was to show them by example. Not that those guys didn’t watch me back then. A few of them probably never saw me even wrestle. A lot of these guys are pretty young. I wanted to show them what it is like to take a chance. Especially in a Hall of Fame speech. I don’t think anyone has ever done that before. I figured this was the best way to send a message.”
He's not wrong. That definitely would have sent a message.
You can listen to the full interview in the audio player below.