Your Olympic Hero Kurt Angle has stepped off the gold medal platform and into the hot seat in a brand new exclusive shoot that will have all of fandom talking! One of wrestling's fastest rising stars, Kurt Angle discusses his entire wrestling career; from his Olympic background all the way to his controversial leaving of WWE and current TNA stardom. You'll get firsthand accounts of his insane training schedule to prepare himself for the Atlanta Olympiad along with the gripping tales of his battle for the gold despite an injury that would put a normal man into a hospital bed. You don't have to be an avid fan of amateur wrestling to get into the stories Angle tells about his training under David Schultz, or be chilled to the bone after hearing tales of Schultz's murderer, John du Pont, the financial backer of Schultz's Olympic team.
Courted by the pro-wrestling world, Kurt describes why he initially avoided the industry and for the first time anywhere gives a detailed account of the infamous night in October, 2006 at the ECW Arena. We've all heard the stories of Angle witnessing the controversial crucifixion of Sandman at the hands of Raven, but now we'll get Kurt's first hand accounts of the events of that night. You'll hear exactly what Kurt said to Paul Heyman that very night. Later, Angle would find himself taking part of the legendary WWE Funkin' Dojo camp, run by Dory Funk Jr. In an all star class that included Edge, Christian and the Hardy Brothers, Angle gives story after story about being trained in developmental. What was it like to train with Teddy Hart? Which superstar tried to take advantage of Kurt in his debut match?
Kurt walked us through his meeting with Vince McMahon and what directed WWE wanted the "Kurt Angle" character to go. WWE fans are going to love how Angle talked about his exciting first year in wrestling and working with the stars we all know and love. Tazz breaking his winning streak, working the famous three-way angle with Stephanie and Triple H, all the details of his jaw dropping match against Shane McMahon it's all covered! You name the star, and we got Kurt to talk about them. HBK, Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar, Team Lesnar, Steve Austin, the Rock, Undertaker, Ric Flair, John Cena, Chris Benoit, Randy Orton, RVD and more are covered. Anyone and everyone, and we mean everyone as we even asked about Sean Stasiak! No rock was going to be unturned in this once in a lifetime interview!
Drugs. No interview with Kurt Angle could be conducted without asking Kurt point blank about drug use and the professional wrestling industry. Let?s just say each person watching this shoot will be shocked out how candid Angle is on this scandalous subject. Did you know about the locker room fist fight between Kurt and Eddy Guerrero? Angle describes his final meeting with Vince McMahon and responds to Heyman's comments of Kurt "crying for help." No viewer will be able to tear themselves away from the screen during this emotional, gripping segment. Kurt even talked about his recent DUI arrest and gives his side of the events that transpired that day.
You think that's all? Hardly, we still have Kurt's momentous decision to join TNA along with a ton of fantastic TNA stories. Exclusive backstage stories from Orlando and