Kurt Angle has been one of the most Prime performers in the history of pro wrestling. He made his Pro wrestling debut in 1999 in WWE. He made his mark with his first match against Sean Stasiak at Survivor Series 1999.
After being a top guy for 7 years he left WWE to join TNA in 2006. On October 19, 2006, Kurt Angle made his TNA Impact debut to challenge for the end of WWE World Heavyweight Championship and when face to face with Samoa Joe.
Kurt Angle Remembers His TNA Debut
This debut of Kurt Angle is very famous in the world of pro wrestling because of only one thing; the headbutt. Kurt Angle confronted Samoa Joe and hit him with a headbutt which left Joe bleeding totally. After that he hit Joe with the Olympic Slam.
On the very next month at the TNA Genesis pay per view event, angle defeated Samoa Joe for the first time in TNA history and Broke Joe’s unbeaten streak. The match is still considered a classic.
Angle made an appearance on a recent edition of the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast where he looked back at his famous TNA debut and the Headbutt incident. He said;
“I told Joe I was going to give him a real headbutt and he said, ‘Bring it on’. I brought it on and I cut him open. It was the hard way. I think he was a little pissed off. He got up, partly because of his character, he was behind me, stalking me, and he had this pissed off look on his face.
“But you know, if you know Joe, you know he was really pissed at that too. It was a great moment. Joe and I had incredible chemistry. We had the highest PPV buy rate in TNA history with that match. I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to draw that many PPV buys. It definitely was an incredible moment.”
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