In this EXTREMELY special episode of The Swerve, Vince Russo’s close and personal friend Kurt Angle celebrates his 20th anniversary of winning his Olympic Gold Medal. Kurt discusses the psychology involved in amateur wrestling, the level of fear involved in one-on-one competition, turning down the WWE right out of college, why he didn’t go into the UFC, being successful in a cutthroat industry, the influence of Sting and what he learned from the “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels. Kurt also discusses REAL locker room fights, who once physically threatened him, relationship with Triple H, wanting closure from the WWE, the rise and fall of TNA, thoughts on Dixie Carter, wrestlers failing drug tests, and his dream job.

Originally aired on Apr. 21 & 28, 2016 – The Swerve episodes #93 & 94

 

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