WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who is a former five times WWE world champion recently looked back at the time when Ric Flair advised him to join WWE and not WCW. It was 1996, Angle just won his Olympic Gold Medal and he was looking to have a career in professional wrestling.
Kurt Angle is an Olympic gold medallist which has always been highlighted throughout his professional wrestling career. He won the Olympic gold medal in the freestyle wrestling on Olympic 1996. After being successful in the Olympics, he jumps to professional wrestling in 1998.
Kurt Angle Says Ric Flair Advised Him To Join WWE In Stead Of WCW
In a very short amount of time he became a very big star in professional wrestling. In only two years time of joining WWE, he won the ultimate price of the promotion, WWE World Championship. After having an amazing career in WWE he left the promotion in 2006 and wrestled worldwide.
In 2017 WWE inducted Angle into the WWE Hall of Fame. Since then he started working in WWE again. This time he was not as successful as he was previously in the promotion. He kept on watching in WWE until 2020 when he was released by WWE since the budget but they had to make because of the covid-19 pandemic.
Former five times WWE world champion Kurt Angle who is a WWE Hall of Famer recently spoke on the Kurt Angle Show where he looked back when he talked about the time when Ric Flair advised him to join WWE and not WCW. He said;
“Oh God, Ric brings it up all the time (he laughs). He actually rubs it in my face, ‘Hey, I saved your career by going to WWF instead of WCW, but Ric was right. I think if I went to WCW, they probably wouldn’t have utilized me like WWE did. I’m very grateful for Ric’s advice.
He directed me in the right direction. He’s a wrestler that’s not selfish. He’s very giving. He’s always been like that. Ric’s never been political. He’s really a good guy, and he’s going to give the right advice all the time.”
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