Kurt Angle recently revealed what turned out to be excellent advice he received from a fellow pro wrestling legend before starting his career in WWE during a recent installment of his new official podcast.
On The Kurt Angle Show podcast, the WWE and IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame legend revealed that after he won his gold medal in the Olympics, but before he entered WWE, he spoke with “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair — who informed him not to sign with WCW no matter what he does.
Featured below is an excerpt from the episode of his show where he talks about this particular story.
“Somebody did approach me. I’m not sure who it was. Somebody called me and told me that they (WCW) were interested and they heard I was interested in WWE because I had just met with WWE that week. This is the same week right after the Olympics when Vince offered me that multi-million dollar deal. Somebody called me and they said, ‘Hey, if you want advice, call Ric Flair.’ I called Ric Flair because they gave me his number.
I said, ‘Ric, how are you doing? It’s Kurt Angle.’ He said, ‘Oh my god. Kurt Angle. I watched you in the Olympics. I really appreciate your wrestling. My son is a wrestler.’ We started talking about wrestling. I said, ‘Would it be smart to go to WCW?’ He said, ‘Hell no. No way. They’re not going to use you right. You go to WWE. Vince will take care of you. Don’t come to WCW. They’re going to bury you.’ Ric was working for WCW at the time, so I thought he either didn’t want me to take his spot, or he was being honest. I think he was being honest.”
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