Angle talks about wrestling Brock Lesnar behind the
scenes in WWE
May 2011, Olympic gold medalist and living legend
of pro wrestling, Kurt Angle, appeared on Busted Open
radio which airs on Sirius. The following is a trascript
of Angle's account of the "infamous" wrestling
match tht he and Brock Lesnar had to prove who was
the better amateur wrestler.
is a very dear friend. He is a beast. To be honest
with you me personally right now and there's a difference
between Olympic wrestling and MMA fighting and there
are also a lot of similarities, but I do well. Yes
I do incredibly well. Have I've been offered to do
it? Yes I've been offered a lot of money to do it,
but my focus is more on the Olympics because I have
been so good at wrestling my whole life and that's
what I'm best at. I think I have a better shot at
making an Olympic team then going and getting beat
up doing MMA and having five fights. Those fights,
these guys take a beating.
have to train so much and when you fight the fights
are the ones that take years off your life because
they are brutal. You're getting banged up and beat
up, your joints, your neck, your face, so Brock and
the thing is Brock was dodging me for a
few months because everyone wanted to see it happened
and I kept asking him and asking him and one day he
got in a ring with Big Show and he was tossing Big
Show around. Big Show was about 520 pounds at the
was picking him up and slamming him down and I'm going
"Wow maybe I shouldn't get in the ring with him."
I looked at Big Show and Brock back was looking towards
me and I said get out and he said "Okay. Okay."
He snuck out of the ring and I go out and I tapped
Brock on the back. He turned around and said "Ah
s--t." I said, "Let's go," because
he said six months before they asked how would he
do against me? He said, "Well Kurt is too small.
I'm way bigger than him. I'll kill him, so I took
that personally. I wouldn't let it go until we got
in the ring.
got into the ring and I got a good piece of him. I
will tell you this: Listen Brock is no joke. I think
he is the best heavyweight fighter in the world. I
have a lot of respect for him. He's a good friend
of mine. You know him and I did go at it and I did
get the best of him, but you know I still have so
much respect for him."
courtesy of WrestlingInc.com