Kurt Angle had his final match at WrestleMania 35, but few remember the night after his retirement match. Lars Sullivan was making his name on the WWE main roster, and Vince McMahon wanted to use Angle to help.
During the Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic Hero stated that he wouldn’t be as upset about putting Sullivan over if he had worked out. The Freak was recently released from WWE after spending a ton of time off for injuries and other issues that came up in the meantime.
“I thanked Baron because he was going to allow me to shine before I stepped down. After the WrestleMania match, being able to go out in the ring and get some shine on him, I ended my career on a high note and then all of a sudden Lars Sullivan came out. I wouldn’t have been upset if Lars Sullivan worked out.”
“Vince loved his look, strength and explosiveness, I just think he wasn’t as experienced as he could have been to start out. I think he needed a little bit more training, he was very basic and he had an incredible look and I think Vince was drawn to that. I had to put Lars over, just another one of those things I did before I made my way out of the company as a wrestler.”
Lars Sullivan is training to get into the bare knuckle boxing world. He might excel in that part of combat sports, but the stress of professional wrestling was obviously too much for him. Kurt Angle was a professional about things and put Sullivan over, but that doesn’t mean he’s 100% happy about it.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote