When Kurt Angle was nearing the end of his career in 2019 he went on a retirement tour of sorts. This saw him compete against many of his old rivals as well as a few up and coming talents. One of those guys was the current United States Champion, Apollo Crews.
Now, Crews has revealed what it was like to have one of Angle’s final matches. In an interview with Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORTS, he revealed Angle was the one who told him to keep fighting. Here is the quote:
“It was pretty cool just being able to talk to him, but wrestling him was a whole different level. And being the first to wrestle him on his retirement tour in his hometown, I mean it was fantastic. It was cool. He’s such a good human being. Such a nice guy, great to work with. He’s easy to approach; if I have a question or anything, I can text, call him, talk to him in person or whatever and he’s always going to take the time out to give you advice or talk to you about whatever that issue [is]. He told me to keep fighting, stick with it and he’s one of the guys that also wanted to see me do really well. So that’s enough reason right there to go out and fight for everything I want.”
Evidently the cream does indeed rise to the top as Crews defeated Andrade to win the U.S. title last week on Raw.
Kurt Angle would retire at WrestleMania 35 after losing a match to Baron Corbin.
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