Sometimes wrestling can be fun. Other times it can get serious. During a recent edition of the ARN podcast, Arn Anderson recalled a time that Kurt Angle beat up John Cena at a house show.
Anderson told the story of Cena jumping into the crowd to grab a foam finger to taunt Angle. This did not sit well with the Olympic Gold Medalist who took Cena to task when he returned to ringside. Here is the quote, courtesy of Wrestling Inc.:
“He was wrestling Kurt Angle, as we know Kurt Angle is the real deal, he’s an assassin. All of a sudden I see John, out of nowhere during a random time in the match he roles out of the ring, goes over the rail about 15 rows deep, grabs one of those big foam hands and folds it into a bird and points it at Kurt Angle. The audience popped, but as he gave it back and came over that rail to rejoin the match, guess who was waiting on him and not too happy about what just happened? That would be Kurt Angle and he proceeded to beat John half to death.
He got a little stiff and snug with him because it was something that did not work in the match, it was unprofessional, it was just a foolish thing to do during that point in the match. It’s just one of those things that goes through the learning process, if you learn from those mistakes you can accelerate and move forward.”
Kurt Angle and John Cena have a long history together with Angle being Cena’s first opponent in WWE.