You can’t help but learn a thing or two if you’re a professional wrestler and you share the squared circle with someone like Kurt Angle.
During a recent interview with Lucha Libre Online, Eric Young spoke about learning as he worked in the ring with the aforementioned WWE Hall of Fame legend.
Featured below is an excerpt from the discussion where he touches on this particular topic.
“It’s a once in a lifetime experience. For a guy that has done it all, I would consider him one of the best ever to do it. To be able to share the ring with him was amazing. Very giving. Very trusting. He always respected me and vice versa. I think we had special chemistry. The match I had with him, a lot of people don’t know that he was really hurt at that point and they didn’t know if he’d even be able to wrestle on the show. He really couldn’t take any bumps and we had limited physicality, but the match came off great. I carried the load because Kurt was hurt and I think he appreciated that. For me, that’s a cool feather in my cap. Fans can say, ‘that match sucked, they didn’t do anything,’ but we were so limited. I couldn’t shoot him off the ropes. I wasn’t allowed to do any of that because he was so injured at the time. The match was great and one people still talk about and I’m very proud of it. To share that moment with Kurt and have him be as giving as he is, is something special and you can learn from that. I’m not Kurt Angle, but I’m in that veteran spot now and I learned from Kurt that the match is only going to be as good as you allow it to be. It was a cool learning experience.“
Check out more from the interview at YouTube.com. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.
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