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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.75
Courtesy of 411mania.com/wrestling, here are the highlights of Kurt Angle's January 25 appearance on the Bubba the Love Sponge Radio Show. More evidence that Kurt is certainly more, shall we say, outspoken since leaving WWE.

- Said that he makes more money now with TNA than he did with WWE.

- Said Dixie Carter knows more about business than Vince McMahon.

- Said that TNA Impact did a record rating last week and that the show now gets more viewers than Smackdown and ECW.

- Said that TNA is working on bringing Hulk Hogan and Big Show in, adding that Big Show was one of the hardest workers in WWE but was never appreciated.

- Mentioned rumors that Chris Jericho is coming to TNA.

- Said Kevin Nash won't be able to wrestle for another year.

- Said that a doctor told him that Vince McMahon is "a heart attack waiting to happen" judging by the purple veins on his nose.

- Said that WWE got a major business deal in China because of him, but that Shane McMahon ended up getting the credit for it.

- Said Triple H is a slimeball but that he has a great mind and will be good for WWE after he retires.

- Once again said that TNA drew a higher rating last week than Smackdown.

- Said that Hulk Hogan and Goldberg might come to TNA soon and when that happens, they will beat RAW.

- Said TNA's top free agents are Hulk Hogan, Big Show, and Chris Jericho.

- Said that Test is already a multi-millionaire from his investments in real estate.

- Said Chris Jericho is very tough because he once got drunk and stood up to Test who Angle said is also a legit tough guy.

- Said that he is responsible for bringing Bobby Lashley to wrestling.

- Said that Christian needs to be a total heel and that they are taking him in that direction now. He also said that Christian needs a long title reign but also needs to learn to take direction better, mentioning that he will have a match of the year with him soon.

- Said he doesn't know if he is currently a face or heel but likes it anyway.

- He said he didn't understand how his Iron Man match with Samoa Joe ended up being so good because he got a concussion in the match.

- Said he had a lot of respect for Hulk Hogan as a businessman and mentioned that he had a five star match with Hogan at the King of the Ring.

- Said that he is a wrestler, agent, and writer with TNA and said that if Big Show comes to TNA, he would make sure he would stay undefeated for a long time.

- Said that Shawn Michaels refused to be moved to the Smackdown brand which is why he ended up being moved there. He said that Vince McMahon told him that Angle was their first choice for the move, but that was a lie. He also said some weird thing about how Shawn Michaels never puts anybody over, but then said that Michaels said he would put over Angle at WrestleMania.

- Said that RVD once admitted to him that he doesn't know how to work a match and just does highspots and then points to himself.

- Said he wants Bubba to become a manager in TNA.

- Said he wants Tito Ortiz on the phone next week on the Bubba Show so they can discuss a potential MMA fight.

- Bubba also said during the interview that Hulk Hogan told him that Dixie Carter was the real deal and that she had backers who could buy and sell Vince McMahon ten times over.

- Bubba said that Hogan told him that he has talked with TNA about coming in.

- Bubba and Angle agreed that TNA should combat WWE by going after big names, just like WCW did.

- Bubba and Angle also agreed to work together to try and get Hogan in TNA.
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That sounds like a really entertaining interview. Some stuff Kurt said made sense, some of it... didnt. Some thoughts:


    Said Dixie Carter knows more about business than Vince McMahon.
Easy there, Kurt. I mean, maybe, but damn.


    Said s doctor told him that Vince McMahon is "a heart attack waiting to happen" judging by the purple veins on his nose.
Maybe so, but thats how you can tell? My the veins on his nose???


    Said Triple H is a slimeball but that he has a great mind and will be good for WWE after he retires.
Probably.


    Said that Test is already a multi-millionaire from his investments in real estate.
Maybe. Who am I to judge?


    Said Chris Jericho is very tough because he once got drunk and stood up to Test who Angle said is also a legit tough guy.
I still chuckle when I think about that story involving Goldberg snorting & growling & whipping his neck back & forth while trying to punk out Chris Jericho, and Jericho responding by calmly taking Goldberg to the ground and holding/pinning him there for awhile before calmly letting him go.


    Said that he is responsible for bringing Bobby Lashley to wrestling.
Probably.


    Said he had a lot of respect for Hulk Hogan as a businessman and mentioned that he had a five star match with Hogan at the King of the Ring.
Really?? I actually dont remember that match at all.


    Said that Shawn Michaels refused to be moved to the Smackdown brand which is why he ended up being moved there.
I heard a similar story.


    Said that RVD once admitted to him that he doesn't know how to work a match and just does highspots and then points to himself.
This one was pretty funny, but a weird thing to say about yourself, no?


    Said he wants Tito Ortiz on the phone next week on the Bubba Show so they can discuss a potential MMA fight.
Statements like this one caouse me to fear for Kurt Angle's physical well-being.


    Bubba also said during the interview that Hulk Hogan told him that Dixie Carter was the real deal and that she had backers who could buy and sell Vince McMahon ten times over.
He had me right up until the "real deal" part, then he lost me with the "buy & sell Vince McMahon" part.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.04
    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said that he makes more money now with TNA than he did with WWE.


At first I found this hard to believe, but the more I thought about it, the more reasonable it seemed. I mean, TNA gave him a sweetheart deal, for starters, and a non-exclusive deal, so he could be making money going to Japan and whatnot. However, as far as I've heard he hasn't been doing that, so it appears as if this might be Kurt starting tell ridiculous lies in the vein of Hogan/Nash/Pre-Jesus HBK shoot interviews.

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said Dixie Carter knows more about business than Vince McMahon.


This is a purely semantics. If he said she knows more about the business, I'd say he's nuts. If he just said business, period, he's probably right. If it wasn't for Linda, Vince would be another big picture guy with a big mouth no money. See Heyman, Paul.

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said that TNA Impact did a record rating last week and that the show now gets more viewers than Smackdown and ECW.


Again, this could be true from a certain point of view. It could be on a certain night, in a certain market versus another market where Smackdown was pre-empted for some other event and aired three hours later. But straight-up? Weren't they getting like 1.2's like a few months ago?

    Originally posted by Angle
    -Said that TNA is working on bringing Hulk Hogan and Big Show in, adding that Big Show was one of the hardest workers in WWE but was never appreciated.


Y'gotta wonder, at this point in their respective careers, if it's worth it to either of them to risk a relatively secure-for-life spot with WWE in order to jump on the TNA express. I mean, what show is TNA ever going to put together like Wrestlemania? Your payoff for even a modestly-viewed Wrestlemania is still gonna be six figures for one night so long as you're main card (which Big Show and Hogan will always be). Ford Field is bound to be a million some-odd dollar house. Sure, Hogan bitched about his X9 payoff, but surely he realizes that there isn't a superior one waiting for him working out of this generation's version of the Armory in Florida every week.

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said that Hulk Hogan and Goldberg might come to TNA soon and when that happens, they will beat RAW.


So Goldberg too, now? Goldberg didn't exactly set the numbers of fire when he was in WWE, so I can't see him making a difference for TNA. Plus, if they could afford him, it would have been done by now. I'm sure he could have gotten Kurt's deal, like a mid six-figures for five days a month of work, and if that isn't easy enough for him to commit it's time to give up all hope.

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said Kevin Nash won't be able to wrestle for another year.


That's funny. By my count, he hasn't been able to wrestle for ten! Ahahahahahaalolzlmfao*sends a nudge*

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said that a doctor told him that Vince McMahon is "a heart attack waiting to happen" judging by the purple veins on his nose.


Heh, see I've been saying that for years, but Vince keeps on not dying. In any event, I don't see that as a reason to tune into TNA instead of WWE. The purposes of these Bubba appearances should be to stir interest in their show, not get people to tune into RAW anticipating Vince's on-screen death.

And does this doctor have an opinion on Kurt's rapidly expanding skull?

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said that WWE got a major business deal in China because of him, but that Shane McMahon ended up getting the credit for it.


What's one more human rights violation connected to the Red Chinese?

    Originally posted by Angle
    -- Said that he is responsible for bringing Bobby Lashley to wrestling.


Well thanks for nothing. It's funny, if you saw me and Bobby Lashley standing next to one another and heard us speak, on account of our voices, you'd think we swtiched bodies or somethin'. This is not a guy who should ever talk.

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said that Test is already a multi-millionaire from his investments in real estate.


If Test wanted me to sell my house, I'd probably argee without incident.

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said he had a lot of respect for Hulk Hogan as a businessman and mentioned that he had a five star match with Hogan at the King of the Ring.


It was very good. But it wasn't five-stars.

    Originally posted by Angle
    -Said that Shawn Michaels refused to be moved to the Smackdown brand which is why he ended up being moved there.


Shawn Michaels shouldn't really have a choice which brand he works on. Maybe his contract says something about 'reasonable creative control'...

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Said he wants Tito Ortiz on the phone next week on the Bubba Show so they can discuss a potential MMA fight.


I don't care what anyone says. Tito Ortiz is a pussy.

    Originally posted by Angle
    - Bubba also said during the interview that Hulk Hogan told him that Dixie Carter was the real deal and that she had backers who could buy and sell Vince McMahon ten times over.


Hmmm. Vince's net worth is estimated at seven hundred million...times ten. Seven billion. TNA has several backers worth seven billion or more. Someone should tell these backers to invest in some production values. TNA still looks like Rollerjam for at least ten seconds every time I turn it on.

All in all, odd little interview which went a few steps further to strip away Kurt Angle's credibility. Also, disappointing in that there was no threat of rubbing-balls-in-face or holding down while wife pees and shits on. He needs to work that into his promos.

(edited by Hogan's My Dad on 26.1.07 1739)


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
I got a good laugh out of that comment on the ratings. Impact routinly pulls in 1.1 or so, versus ECW's 1.5. Except that it hasn't ever happened, it's not outragious to suggest that Impact COULD one day beat them. What's retarded is the suggestion that Impact could, as it is now, beat Smackdown. Smackdown pulls in a solid 2.5 or higher. A NETWORK 2.5. That means that Smackdown's audience is roughly three times that of Impact. There's a long, long, long way to go before they should even imagine covering that gap.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.14
>- Bubba said that Hogan told him that he has talked with TNA about coming in.<


Probably Hogan just trying to get some leverage for a possible sweeter financial deal with the WWE. Didn't Foley do the same thing ?




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze

      Said Dixie Carter knows more about business than Vince McMahon.
    Easy there, Kurt. I mean, maybe, but damn.




Yeah, but look at it from his point of view. If you were Kurt Angle, who would YOU say has more business sense: The person that fired you, or the person that gave you a job? Unless you think you suck (no pun intended) you're always going to say the person that thinks you can still go has more sense.


    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze

      Said that RVD once admitted to him that he doesn't know how to work a match and just does highspots and then points to himself.
    This one was pretty funny, but a weird thing to say about yourself, no?




I totally believe this quote. Although this sounds like something that would be said off the cuff while joking around in the locker room or something, not during a heart to heart talk about strengths and weaknesses. I have a feeling RVD knows his good and bad points as a wrestler. He certainly has the entire internet telling him them everywhere he looks.


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He said that if/when Big Show comes in, he'd book him to not lose for at least five years. And that Test was "like a young Kevin Nash", which is a good thing apparently. And the quote about China on the Observer was awesome. Apparently the country of China gave Kurt its phone number and left him a message for them to "work something out". All of the comments absolutely ooze arrogance-the comment about Christian needing to learn to take directions, and how surprising it was that Joe managed to call the match and keep things together for the Iron Man bout. He's just gone nuts.



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I always thought Test could have been what Kevin Nash always should have been, but then he cut his hair and ditched the leather pants.


    - Bubba and Angle agreed that TNA should combat WWE by going after big names, just like WCW did.


This is really stupid for them to say. I don't know if Kurt's noticed, but there isn't a whole lot of actual wrestling on his shows these days. TNA sure seems to have a lot of the pieces to put on great shows night after night and yet they just have never been able to do it. If I were him I'd be more worried about putting out a more consistent wrestling product than loading the marquee up with big glitzy names.




(edited by BigDaddyLoco on 28.1.07 1507)
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    Originally posted by Tenken347
    I got a good laugh out of that comment on the ratings. Impact routinly pulls in 1.1 or so, versus ECW's 1.5. Except that it hasn't ever happened, it's not outragious to suggest that Impact COULD one day beat them. What's retarded is the suggestion that Impact could, as it is now, beat Smackdown. Smackdown pulls in a solid 2.5 or higher. A NETWORK 2.5. That means that Smackdown's audience is roughly three times that of Impact. There's a long, long, long way to go before they should even imagine covering that gap.


And that's with ECW who's biggest draws are RVD, Test, and Lashley, compared to Joe, Angle, Styles, Sting, and Christian. If you can't regularly beat ECW with the roster they have now, then I would hesitate to try stepping toe to toe with Smackdown at the moment.




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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.85
    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
      Originally posted by Angle
      -Said that Shawn Michaels refused to be moved to the Smackdown brand which is why he ended up being moved there.


    Shawn Michaels shouldn't really have a choice which brand he works on. Maybe his contract says something about 'reasonable creative control'...

If I recall correctly, I think Meltzer said this once upon a time, Shawn does something with his church on Wednesday mornings and thus has no interest in working the night before and having to rush home overnight.

The funny thing is that Kurt acts so upset about it. Shawn not going to Smackdown let Kurt get another world title run and a big Mania match. What was he going to do on the Raw side, wrestle Carlito? Kurt's not upset that Shawn didn't go, he's upset that he wasn't their first choice to do it. He's actually said as much during at least one of these long rambling embarrassing interviews, but as of yet he's been unable to connect the dots enough to see that Shawn getting asked first is not really Shawn's fault.
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The people at TNA really should know when to shut Angle up. Good lordy, what's he on nowadays?



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.10
im with Tribal Prophet about the RVD thing, Rob probly said something similar jokingly.

As for Hulk Hogan... LISTEN, im one of Hogan's biggest fans. Idc how much ppl on the internet hate him, or watever; he was one of my heroes since I was like 5.

That being said, Hogan is old. Hogan is very old...and has two fake hips. Hogan injured himself standing up from a couch.

As much as I love Hulk Hogan; this isnt the 80's or 90's and "omgee we're gonna hire HULK HOGAN" isnt a good secret weapon, or trump card. Try again.
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The other thing about Michaels supposedly being asked to work Tuesdays at that specific time is that, well, it doesn't make a lot of sense. Michaels had already started his feud with Vince at that point, which was McMahon pet project for WrestleMania. Why would Vince shuffle Michaels out of that program when Kurt was right there, without a clear WrestleMania opponent?



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