Kurt Angle will be hitting wrestling fans’ airwaves courtesy of one Conrad Thompson.
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated broke the news that the WWE Hall of Famer and yes, Olympic Gold Medalist will have his own weekly podcast that will be available to everyone February 7, but is already accessible to patrons of AdFreeShows.com.
“We’re going to have a lot of fun with this podcast and get into some great wrestling stories,” says Angle, who famously won Olympic gold in 1996 before crafting a brilliant career in pro wrestling that included runs in WWE, TNA and New Japan Pro Wrestling. “It’s true that I have a lot of stories to tell, and I won’t be holding back.”
The first episode covers his classic WrestleMania 19 match against Brock Lesnar and Angle doesn’t hold up on any details behind it.
“It’s almost become a gag about that he won an Olympic gold medal with a broken freakin’ neck, but Kurt Angle wrestled that match, the main event of WrestleMania 19, with a broken neck,” Thompson says. “His decision to wrestle is one that he is still paying for today, and it started his dependency on prescription drugs. He goes into all of it, and fans are going to love hearing his stories. This is going to be a chance to really learn about the human element of this wrestling machine.”
Barrasso also noted in his feature piece that The Kurt Angle Show will also have special guests popping by and it will be Kurt sitting in the interviewer’s seat.
“People are going to be surprised by the stories they’ve never heard before,” Angle says. “Plus, we’ll have interviews with some amazing people, and this is the first time I’ll be asking the questions. I’ve never done that before, being the interviewer instead of being the interviewee, so it’s going to be very interesting.”