Wrestling may have its fair share of backstage politickers, but according to Kurt Angle, The Rock isn’t one of them.
Angle’s first WWF Championship win came at the expense of The Rock at No Mercy 2000, less than a year after Kurt’s in-ring debut at Survivor Series 1999.
During a recent edition of his “The Kurt Angle Show” podcast, the Olympian recalled working with the Brahma Bull and said that The Rock didn’t throw his weight around backstage. He said,
“Rock was never political. He never got involved with any of the finishes. He always did what he was told to do, and that’s what I loved about Rock. He always took the high road, and never tried to go behind somebody’s back and get a finish changed.”
Angle’s first reign as WWF Champion would end at No Way Out 2001 where he would lose the gold back to The Rock, who’d lose the title to Steve Austin at WrestleMania X-Seven.
The Rock wasn’t politicking backstage but could enter the world of political politics one day, though Kurt believes this wouldn’t be a great move for the Great One.
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In the world of professional wrestling, backstage politics and power struggles are not uncommon. However, according to former WWE superstar Kurt Angle, one legendary wrestler who never engaged in such behavior is The Rock.
Angle, who had his first WWF Championship win at the expense of The Rock at No Mercy 2000, recently shared his thoughts on working with the Brahma Bull during an episode of his podcast, “The Kurt Angle Show.” He praised The Rock for never throwing his weight around backstage and always following instructions.
“Rock was never political. He never got involved with any of the finishes. He always did what he was told to do, and that’s what I loved about Rock. He always took the high road and never tried to go behind somebody’s back and get a finish changed,” Angle said.
It is worth noting that Angle’s reign as WWF Champion ended at No Way Out 2001 when he lost the title back to The Rock, who then lost it to Steve Austin at WrestleMania X-Seven. Despite his success in the wrestling industry, Angle believes that The Rock entering the world of political politics wouldn’t be a wise move for him.
While The Rock may have stayed away from backstage politicking during his wrestling career, he has since become a prominent figure in Hollywood and has expressed interest in potentially running for political office in the future. However, Angle believes that this move would not be beneficial for The Rock, also known as Dwayne Johnson.
In addition to his wrestling achievements, Angle’s podcast episode also featured a video showcasing his six World Championship victories. Fans can watch the video to relive some of Angle’s most memorable moments in the ring.
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In conclusion, while backstage politics may be prevalent in the wrestling world, Kurt Angle’s comments shed light on The Rock’s professionalism and integrity. Despite his success, The Rock has always followed instructions and avoided getting involved in backstage power struggles. As he continues to make waves in Hollywood, fans will have to wait and see if The Rock decides to pursue a career in political politics.