Taking to Hannibal TV, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has opened up about legitimately choking out Eddie Guerrero in a backstage fight.
Kurt Angle revealed that after Eddie Guerrero thought Angle was working too stiff in a match, the former WWE Champions got into a physical altercation that had to be broken up by Big Show:
“We were in the ring and we had to get heat on him in the ring. That means beat him up. My gang of guys, that means Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak and myself, I didn’t touch Eddie but they did. I guess they laid into him pretty hard and he came backstage, he was mad and he approached me and said, “Why did you lay into me like that? You beat the cr*p out of me.” He actually used a lot more swear words *laughs* and I said “Eddie, I didn’t touch you” and he said I did and he pushed me. I said “Don’t push me again” and I pushed him back. He tried to double-leg me and it wasn’t that hard to fight him off, me being an amateur wrestler. It was pretty easy and I put him in a chokehold and started choking him out and then Big Show broke it up, thank god, because I loved Eddie and I didn’t want to fight Eddie.”
Kurt Angle has been in the news a fair bit of late, with the former WWE star revealing on his podcast that fellow Hall of Famer Ric Flair told him not to sign with WCW after seeking advice from “The Nature Boy”.
Thanks to Ringside News for the transcription.