Kurt Angle is thrilled about the release of his new documentary on Peacock, chronicling his life and impressive wrestling career.
On a recent edition of his “The Kurt Angle Show,” the Olympian spoke at length about his new documentary which premiered earlier this month. He said,
“It’s a really great documentary, it’s well put together. Alex Perry did an incredible job. It’s a story about a kid with a dream. And you know, he had a lot of mishaps along the way. Broken necks, issues with drugs. It’s about overcoming obstacles. And I am so proud of this documentary, I honestly believe it’s one of the best. And Ric Flair quoted this: ‘It makes my documentary look pretty lame.’ That’s what Ric Flair said. And think about what Ric went through. I commend Ric for saying that, but I don’t think mine is nearly as intense as Ric Flair’s life. But Ric Flair seems to think so. So I’ll [take it].”
Perry, the director of the documentary, was asked why he wanted to work with Angle. He said,
“Okay, so that’s a great question. As I said, Kurt was my favorite wrestler growing up. And I didn’t — I wasn’t aware. I was a kid, so I wasn’t aware of Kurt’s backstory. I didn’t make the connection. I didn’t even have the connection between the Olympics and pro wrestling. I knew him from pro wrestling. And I had never seen a wrestler whose gimmick was based on their own backstory.
“And when I found it, that was almost a rumor that circulated among me and my friends at first. And when the internet kinda was coming out, I was able to look it up, and I saw that it was based on his real backstory. Not only that, I saw that it was based on a dramatic and unbelievable backstory. I just thought that was a mind-blowing thing. And that’s never left my mind for all these years.”