Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle Claims Rousey Had Better First Year Than He And Lesnar, Names Future Stars In NXT

Instinct Culture by Denise Salcedo interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, in the conversation Kurt spoke about several topics including his time in WWE, funny moments, his retirement match, his time in TNA/Impact Wrestling, his new business Physically Fit and we close out the interview by playing a fun lightning round game where Kurt answers 10 random funny questions about himself. Below are some highlights:

Kurt Angle Names The WWE Talents That He Is A Fan Of And Talks About Upcoming NXT Talent.

I love Drew McIntyre, Aleister Black, Andrade. Some of the talents coming up through NXT; Matt Riddle, he is going to do an excellent job. There are a lot of young talents right now. Angel Garza. There are alot of them who are gonna step up and really produce. So I think that the company is in really good hands, there are so many great talents in NXT right now and I don’t wanna name all of them but they’re all gonna come through up to Raw and Smackdown. And the company is well prepared for the next ten years. They have the best talent in the world and they’re gonna continue to train that talent to be the best talent in the world.

Kurt Angle On Working w/ Ronda Rousey, Says She Had The Best First Year In WWE Even Compared To Himself and Brock Lesnar

She did an excellent job. The one thing Ronda didn’t do that she could/will do if she comes back, is that she never mastered the business. Because she wasn’t in that long enough and what she did that whole year is incomparable. She dominated and she put on great performances… but we had to tell her, this is what you’re going to do here, this is what you’re going to do there. We had to give her step by step instructions and go over it with her for multiple days, so she would be ready for the match, so she knew everything that was gonna go on. In the business once you get experience, which Ronda was getting it in the end before she left; you learn how to improvise and work on the fly. You come up with 50% of the match and then the other 50% you make it up as you go along…Ronda didn’t get the opportunity to learn that but what she did in her first year, I would even say she had a better first year than Brock Lesnar or myself. I think she did incredibly well. But I think that WWE did an incredible job getting her ready for it… Ronda Rousey isn’t just a plus for the women, she was a plus for the whole company. Whatever amount she got paid, I am sure it was a lot, she deserved it. Ronda is a household name, everybody knows who she is, everybody loves her and she made a big impact in the business and she deserves to have that notoriety. She’s one of the biggest names we’ve ever had, you can’t deny that. She was easy to work with, I love the girl, I consider her my sister.

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