“Great Chance You’re Going to Land On Your Head” – Kurt Angle Shoots On the Most Dangerous Spot He Did With Chris Benoit

Published 07/21/2021, 2:00 PM EDT


No matter what one says, wrestling is a dangerous sport and injuries are frequent in it. WWE Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle is no stranger to high-risk maneuvers. His 2002 cage match with Chris Benoit was epic, to say the least.

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During a recent episode of “The Kurt Angle Show”, Conrad Thompson and Angle discussed his infamous cage match with Late Chris Benoit. With so many dangerous spots in the match, Kurt revealed which one was the most dangerous for him.

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“The German [suplex] spot is the most dangerous spot we did in that match. It might not look like it, but that’s the toughest one to take. Off the top rope, backward. Great chance you’re going to land on your head.”

“Probably 99 percent of the time you’re going to land on your head. So it’s one of those taking the chance moves that you do, that you don’t know if you’re going to get injured or not,” said Kurt.

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Kurt Angle had to prove a point

Continuing the conversation, Angle also revealed that he and Benoit had to prove a point to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Chris and Angle were upcoming talents and Austin was out there watching the match. Apparently, they were trying to impress Austin, but instead, they went too far and actually scared him away.

Both wrestlers were trying to show Austin that they wanted to work with him. But the crazy spots they did in the match made ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’ think those guys were crazy. Unfortunately for them, they didn’t get what they planned to achieve at the moment. However, fortunately, neither of the wrestlers was injured during the match.

To be fair, that wasn’t the only top-quality match between Benoit and Angle. They faced each other several times later as well.

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Wrestling fans back then had to good fortune to watch the late Chris Benoit in action. WWE legends like Kurt Angle are nothing but all praises for the top-tier talent he was.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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