Kurt Angle Recalls an Incident with The Undertaker: “We Messed That Up”

Published 12/27/2021, 8:30 AM EST


Not all the WWE events are aired live on TV. Some are pre-taped by the company and then aired on a different day. WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle revealed an incident when he and The Undertaker had to perform after the show was over because they missed a spot during the show.

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There are various backstage segments that are recorded beforehand and are simply stitched within the show in post-production. This gives the flexibility of re-doing a segment until it is recorded perfectly.

However, The Undertaker and Kurt Angle were caught in a weird mix where they had to re-do a match after the crowd had gone home.

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Kurt Angle shares his hilarious memory with The Undertaker

Speaking on the latest episode of his podcast, ‘The Kurt Angle Show‘, Angle confessed one time while performing in Boston he and ‘Taker messed up a spot, and they had to wait until the show was over.

However, the fun part was, when the WWE made certain backstage employees and superstars pose as the crowd so that nothing looks out of order when the show is aired.

NEW YORK, NY – August 23: The Undertaker recovers during his fight against Brock Lesnar at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

The spot that was messed up was the conclusion of the match, which would’ve resulted in no contest.

“It was a wrestling match where I and The Undertaker, were supposed to do [a] submission where Undertaker had a leg lock around my neck, and I had him pinned. And they wanted the referee to count the tap out in the pin at the same time. And we messed that up during the show.”

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“So we had to wait till afterward and wait for all the crowd to leave the arena. And then we would put in some of the wrestlers and some of the employees in the corner of the arena. So we could do a camera angle and make it look like they were the fans,” Angle confessed.

Kurt also added that the retake happened at 1:30 in the morning and they got done around 2 AM.

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These incidents show that the pro-wrestling industry is more than just taking bumps. Eventually, everything needs to be done in a certain way.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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