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The W - Pro Wrestling - Somewhat surprising interview from Kurt Angle
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Gleaned from Rajah.com from an interview with The Sun in the UK, the interview is at: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/article1723920.ece

One quote Rajah.com pulled out that I found especially interesting:

"At the last PPV, No Surrender, we had a triple threat main event between me, Christian Cage and Samoa Joe. We had a great match, but Samoa Joe won because Jeff Jarrett came in and hit me with a guitar. I would have won if Jeff didnít do that. I believe that Joe should have kicked my ass and Christianís ass and won straight up and then afterwards Jeff could have come in or even waited until the next night on TV and attacked me. Iím trying to make our younger guys more popular. I let AJ beat me the last four times we wrestled for a reason. To make him a bigger star. I wanted Joe to beat me and Christian at the PPV to make him a bigger star. But whatís been happening is we have run-ins to create the wins, so I get protected. I donít want to be protected and I donít need to be protected. Iím having a real struggle with it. We need to back up and realize who we are and what weíre trying to get across. We have the best wrestlers in the world, WWE canít compare. But how do we use them to our advantage? By simply wrestling, because thatís what theyíre good at."
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Kurt has had some crazy and stupid ideas but coming to TNA he's always been for clean finishes, pushing the younger talent and straight up wrestling matches instead of gimmick matches. He's even said he wants the X Division title, which I think would be a great idea. It's pretty sad that the most popular wrestler in the company wants to lose cleanly and not be protected and TNA books it that way anyway.



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Well, this is what he wants today. I agree with what he's saying, but he tends to change his mind a bit too often for me to take him seriously.



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What TNA needs to do now is to bank on this.

Switch Impact! to monday nights to compete with RAW.

It'll accomplish two things;

One: It will bring competition to the WWE, so they have reason to actually try putting a decent show out,

And two, it'll double their current viewership.

Guys, this may very well be the 90's again.

I'm excited!



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    Originally posted by thefraserman
    What TNA needs to do now is to bank on this.

    Switch Impact! to monday nights to compete with RAW.

    It'll accomplish two things;

    One: It will bring competition to the WWE, so they have reason to actually try putting a decent show out,

    And two, it'll double their current viewership.

    Guys, this may very well be the 90's again.

    I'm excited!


On February 16, 2007, Raw and Impact went head-to-head. Raw was a taped show and in an unusual day and time, while Impact operated as usual. The Impact rating was 0.59, almost half of the previous week's rating (1.12). This was despite the Raw rating dropping from 4.1 to 3.0.

It may very well never be the 90's again.



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So Kurt wants less gimmick matches in TNA...

...yet he worked a work-MMA-style "match" against Joe, all while the crowd chanted "WE WANT WREST-LING (clap clap clap-clap-clap)," and he says he's weighing offers from UFC, IFL, and EliteXC to fight MMA within a year?

Mmmkay.









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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    So Kurt wants less gimmick matches in TNA...

    ...yet he worked a work-MMA-style "match" against Joe, all while the crowd chanted "WE WANT WREST-LING (clap clap clap-clap-clap)," and he says he's weighing offers from UFC, IFL, and EliteXC to fight MMA within a year?

    Mmmkay.


The "We Want Wrestling" chant was for AJ Styles versus Frank Trigg on the last PPV. The MMA-ish match against Joe was, by all accounts, well-received by the audience.

(Not to detract from your point, which is never ever ever listen to Kurt Angle. Always good advice.)



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.84
    Originally posted by The Thrill
    So Kurt wants less gimmick matches in TNA...

    ...yet he worked a work-MMA-style "match" against Joe, all while the crowd chanted "WE WANT WREST-LING (clap clap clap-clap-clap),"


Well that's what he's saying he wants, but he's not the book, and it seems like this is more of a plea for the book to start doing certain things because he wasn't smart enough to get a massive creative control clause in his contract like Hogan. Granted, he could refuse to do the match, but that would blackball him from here to next millenium.



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Hey guys, it's part of the Jarrett angle. Sorry :(



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Actually, the crowd DID chant "we want wrestling" at Angle-Joe. And AJ Style beat Angle the last two times by hitting him in the head with a guitar, so Angle's little spiel about the younger guys and him putting AJ over is just bizarre.

Also, how in blue Hell would Impact going up against Raw double its viewership?



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