“Vince Didn’t Let Us Know” – Kurt Angle Reveals How His Fued With Stone Cold Steve Austin Started

Published 07/14/2021, 8:18 AM EDT


Kurt Angle and Stone Cold Steve Austin have cut several promos back in the day. In fact, whenever their names were mentioned, especially together, the WWE Universe knew something interesting was about to go down.

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Now, during his conversation with Conrad Thompson on The Kurt Angle Show, the veteran Superstar revealed how his feud with The Texas Rattlesnake started.

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He revealed that nobody knew Vince McMahon was planning to put Angle and Stone Cold against each other. Moreover, he thinks even Vince McMahon did not know Angle and Stone Cold would end up against each other.

“We didn’t know and Vince didn’t let us know. I think that it just naturally happened. I think Vince said ‘Hey, these guys have great chemistry together, working together. If I pair them up against each other, they’ll probably have even better chemistry’.”

“And Vince was absolutely right. So I don’t think it was planned. I think it was brought up in the moment. And Vince decided that he wanted to pit Stone Cold Steve Austin versus Kurt Angle.”

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The Texas Rattlesnake and The Olympic Gold Medalist undoubtedly created magic inside the ring and in backstage promos.

When Stone Cold Steve Austin delivered a pile driver on Kurt Angle

The pile driver is a WWE maneuver which the company banned the Superstars from using. It had several red flags and one was, it could gravely injure a pro-wrestler if not executed properly.

However, during a match between Stone Cold and Angle, the Texas Rattlesnake applied the pile driver on him.

Kurt Angle revealed that even though he wasn’t supposed to be taking a pile driver because of his neck injury, he went ahead with the idea because he had immense trust in Stone Cold.

In fact, Stone Cold Steve Austin ensured to execute the pile driver in a way that it doesn’t have any impact on his neck.

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Unfortunately, the WWE Universe may never witness Austin and Angle inside the ring again since both of them have retired from the squared circle.

However, the WWE Universe may see Kurt Angle return for his dream retirement match against John Cena now that The Invisible Man has confirmed his return. However, only Angle teased this return. WWE is yet to comment about it.

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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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