WWE Hall Of Famer Had 12 Minutes Cut From WrestleMania Title Match

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WWE Hall Of Famer Had 12 Minutes Cut From WrestleMania Title Match

One of the shortest World Championship matches took place at WrestleMania 22. WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle put his World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton. This has always been a famously short match but now more details have been revealed.

On The Kurt Angle Show, Angle revealed that they were given 21 minutes for their match including entrances. This wouldn’t be too bad for a standard match but there were three participants and one was Rey Mysterio whose entrance was eight minutes. Here is the quote, courtesy of Fightful:

“We had like 21 minutes for our match, including entrances, and the entrance was pretty long as it was. So my entrance was 2 minutes, Randy’s was 2 minutes. Rey’s had to be 8 minutes. So you add that together, that’s 12 minutes. We only had 9 minutes to wrestle in one of the co-main events of WrestleMania. We had to cut a lot of stuff. It was a really difficult match to do, especially a triple threat match. It’s really hard to cut stuff out because you have to have all three people in unison with each other knowing what’s going on next.”

Angle also added that he refused to go over their time during the match.

“Well, I just never made it an option. I always tried to end my matches on time because that’s what I was told. The only match I ever went over on was my match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 21. So I think that to some degree those guys [Shawn Michaels and Triple H] are on a different level and they have a better understanding with Vince [McMahon] if they’re going to go long. They might have the reputation of doing that, but I didn’t want that reputation. I wanted to be a team player and make sure that I ended up on time.”

In the end, Mysterio won the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in a noticeably rushed match.

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