Kurt Angle Reveals What WWE Wouldn’t Let Him Do In His Hall Of Fame Speech; Talks Why He Returned

Nick Hausman

WrestleZone Radio released the latest episode of WZ Weekly yesterday. It featured Spotlight Interviews with WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle and Welterweight Wrestling owner Joe Dombrowski.

You can find some of Kurt’s comments regarding his WWE Hall of Fame speech transcribed below.

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KA: They didn’t let me do everything I wanted to do! (Laughs) I wanted to drive the milk truck into the arena. (Laughs) The higher ups said, “That’s a little too much.” You know what? The reason I wanted to come back to WWE, whether it was just for the Hall of Fame or they talked to me about being an ambassador or the GM role or me wrestling again. I really don’t know about that yet. I wanted to come back and thank the WWE Universe, the fans. I also wanted to give a message to the younger talent on how to deal with your career and not make the mistakes I made and also to take chances. I really tried to give the fans a moment I thought they wanted to see. I thought the only way to do that was to show them by example. Not that those guys didn’t watch me back then. A few of them probably never saw me even wrestle. A lot of these guys are pretty young. I wanted to show them what it is like to take a chance. Especially in a Hall of Fame speech. I don’t think anyone has ever done that before. I figured this was the best way to send a message.

Related: Kurt Angle Addresses His WWE In-Ring Future, Says “My Guess Is I Will Wrestle Again”, Comments On WWE’s Concerns About His Health

This week’s episode of WZ Weekly is hosted by Nick Hausman and features SHINE ring announcer Kid Cadet as his co-host.

Throughout the show they discuss many of the top stories from pro wrestling this past week including:

  • The fallout from WWE Payback
  • Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship next at WWE Great Balls of Fire
  • Vince McMahon getting final say over the final “Pandemonium” script
  • Chris Jericho’s WWE schedule coming to an end
  • Rumors that WWE is already considering bringing back Mauro Ranallo
  • Billy Corgan purchasing the NWA
  • More…

Nick & Kid also dive into more topics in the “back page”.

This week’s episode also includes two Spotlight Interviews. The first features WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle discussing:

  • Why he decided to partner with Dr. Jonas on the Anglestrong app
  • What WWE’s reaction has been to his work on Anglestrong
  • What led to his return to WWE
  • His WWE Hall of Fame speech and what WWE didn’t let him do
  • DDP’s work with people dealing with recovery and their recent conversations
  • What the transition into the role of RAW GM has been like
  • Who on the current WWE roster he’s enjoyed working with
  • His history with Finn Balor
  • What fans can expect from Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt
  • His potential future as an in-ring competitor for WWE
  • More…

Related: Kurt Angle Addresses His WWE In-Ring Future, Says “My Guess Is I Will Wrestle Again”, Comments On WWE’s Concerns About His Health

The second Spotlight Interview features Joe Dombrowski discussing his new pro wrestling promotion, Welterweight Wrestling. Joe chats with Nick about why he chose to launch his own promotion, what he hopes to achieve and gives a full preview of WW’s first show going down this Sunday night on Fite.tv

Check out Welterweight Wrestling’s official website

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