Which WWE Icon "Didn't Want To Be A Wrestler"?

He wanted to play "team sports" instead.

Kurt Angle's recent appearance on Steve Austin's 'Broken Skull Sessions' show was tremendous, and it's well worth your time.

The veteran pair discussed everything from Kurt's Olympic success and pro career to battles against drugs, mental health and Vince McMahon's unwillingness to let Angle slap some gold medals on a t-shirt. There was also another huge revelation early on in the WWE Network show.

Kurt never wanted to be a wrestler.


He admitted to Austin that it was his brothers who pushed him into amateur grappling in the first place. Angle was more interested in pursuing a team-based sport like baseball or football, and didn't think he had the size or ability to become a success on the mats.

Between eight-nine hours of training every single day, and getting his ass kicked by his own flesh and blood, helped toughen Kurt up. Along the way, he realised that he had supreme physical strength and began to really relish the process.


Without that drive his siblings installed into him, Kurt would never have kept wrestling or ended up in WWE. It took him years to realise how different his life could've been.

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