On his latest podcast, Kurt Angle talked about TNA Genesis 2006 and all of the news and notes from around that time period.
Here are some highlights:
Angle was asked if it’s true that when Sting arrived at the building for TNA Bound for Glory 2006 that he had no idea that Kurt Angle was added as the special enforcer in the Sting vs Jeff Jarrett NWA Title Match:
“Yes. Sting did his own thing. He didn’t want to be bothered when he was at home. I believe that he always found out what he was doing when he got to the building. I’m not surprised that Sting didn’t know that I was going to be part of that PPV match. That’s how Sting is. Sting is not political by any means. He’s not going to push for himself to be the champion. He’s a good guy, and he’s very fair about wanting to be part of the company. He’s not asking to be the guy in the company. He just wants to contribute. That’s what I love about Sting. He has a great attitude and he always did. I’ve never been told that Sting did anything political or try to push himself above everybody else. I was always told that he kept his mouth shut and did what he was told. That’s what I love about Sting.”
Kurt Angle was asked how he liked working with Abyss, and followed it up by saying Vince McMahon loves Abyss as a producer in WWE today:
“Abyss was very talented. One of the best big guys I’ve ever wrestled. I felt that he relied a little bit too much on the hardcore stuff, the weapons. He didn’t need that. I told him continuously, ‘You don’t need to do that because your wrestling is outstanding.’ He felt that people identified him with the hardcore stuff. I understand why he did it, but he didn’t have to. I had to talk him out of a couple hardcore spots in the match, but I do believe we used tacks in the match from what I remember. He’s a great producer (now in WWE). Vince McMahon absolutely loves the guy.”
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