Kurt Angle Reveals Vince McMahon Called Him for Ideas Early in His WWE Career

Published 08/09/2021, 12:30 AM EDT


Being a top guy in WWE means that wrestlers have a bit more creative freedom than compared to their colleagues. WWE Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold medalist Kurt Angle falls in the former category. He was once the top guy in WWE and delivered many memorable segments and matches.

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Speaking to Conrad Thompson on “The Kurt Angle Show“, the former champion revealed he had a lot of creative freedom during his time. Creative heads like Bruce Prichard and Vince McMahon would even call or text him about his storylines.

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“They made me part of creative. When I got that top spot, the creative started calling me every week and bouncing ideas off of me and Vince would even call me at times. So I had Vince’s ear, and he had mine. And, you know, when you’re in a top spot like that, Vince wants to make sure that everything is going perfectly.

He wants to fill the talent in on what they need to do and how they’re gonna go about the next storyline or whatever it is. But you know, they throw ideas at you and you can say yes or no. For the most part, they’ll go whatever decision you decide, but you know, for me, I was game for anything. So I would just say yes. But you know, whenever creative would throw an idea of me and I’d say okay let’s do this.” 

It is indeed an added bonus to have the much needed creative freedom for wrestlers. Superstars such as The Miz, John Cena, and Roman Reigns have a lot of creative freedom in both wrestling and promos.

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Kurt Angle never said no to WWE CEO Vince McMahon

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Kurt Angle once revealed that he could never say no to Vince McMahon. He was like a father figure to Kurt. Angle also wanted to make Vince proud and gave it his all every time. Even when he was asked to shift to ECW from WWE, Kurt didn’t retaliate.

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It is rare to see a wrestler like Angle who never refuses to do a spot. It is this determination and perseverance that landed him a spot on the WWE Hall of Fame.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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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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