“I Wasn’t Allowed to Do It” – Kurt Angle Reveals Why He Let Stone Cold Hit Him with a Pile Driver in WWE

Published 06/28/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


As WWE veterans, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Kurt Angle have a lot of things in common. Unfortunately, one such thing is devastating neck injuries, which restricted them from taking on particular manoeuvres. One of them was the pile driver.

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However, during their feud, Austin delivered a pile driver on Kurt Angle, which was astonishing for the WWE Universe. Hence, a fan finally asked why Angle and Austin went ahead with the move knowing how it could affect his neck injury.

Kurt Angle explained he knew Austin’s method of working and had faith that he would execute it in a way that wouldn’t hurt Angle.

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“You know what? I trusted Austin, I have only done it twice in my career. I was always told not to do, I wasn’t allowed to do it, but Austin talked me into it, and I trusted him because he is a really safe worker.”

Moreover, Kurt Angle explained how Stone Cold Steve Austin executed the pile driver. That made it easier for Angle to take the impact and did not add further injury to his neck.

“But I did take it with him. But Austin doesn’t jump in the air when he does it.. he just goes from his feet and sits down. So, it’s less impact. He kept his knees bent, so my head wouldn’t hit the ground, and I did it with Eric Young in TNA once too, but I trusted those guys wholeheartedly, but that’s one thing that’s I’m not supposed to take because of my neck injuries.”

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Is Kurt Angle returning to WWE?

Previously, Angle had doubled down on his intention of not returning to the company in any capacity since he wanted to focus on his own company, Physically Fit Nutrition.

However, after a while, news emerged that Angle and WWE were talking about his return. At that point, nobody had specified in what capacity he would return, and as of now, there hasn’t been any update about the same.

However, Kurt Angle hinted he would like to return to WWE to have his dream retirement match against John Cena. Now, this wasn’t until Cena confirmed he will return to the company soon.

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Considering WWE did not make the match happen when Angle actually retired, they might reconsider it this time.

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Do you think Kurt Angle should return to have his dream retirement match against John Cena? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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