On a recent edition of the “True Geordie” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle revealed his reaction to Brock Lesnar’s botched shooting star press at WrestleMania 19.
In the main event of WrestleMania 19, Lesnar faced Angle for the WWE Championship, where if the latter was disqualified or counted out, he would lose the title. T
Lesnar climbed to the top rope and massively botched a Shooting Star Press on Angle, which the Olympic Gold Medalist covered for by pinning The Beast for a near-fall.
After Lesnar kicked out, Angle picked up Lesnar only to be hit with a third F-5. Lesnar then pinned Angle, winning the match and the WWE Championship.
Angle said, “When he landed on his head I was like, ‘Oh s**t, he broke his neck too!’ I literally thought, you know, he was knocked out; he got a concussion, sprained his neck, he didn’t injure it too badly. But the way he landed, he could have been paralyzed. Thank God he has a 22-inch neck because that’s what protected him. It shows what a badass Brock Lesnar is. Because he literally could have just laid there and just, you know, we could have did a double count out and ended up with a draw. But Brock finished the match and that’s the kind of individual he is.”
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Brock Lesnar’s Botched Shooting Star Press at WrestleMania 19: Kurt Angle’s Reaction
In the world of professional wrestling, there have been numerous memorable moments that have left fans in awe. One such moment occurred at WrestleMania 19 when Brock Lesnar attempted a Shooting Star Press during his match against Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship. This move, however, did not go as planned and had potentially dangerous consequences.
During the main event of WrestleMania 19, Lesnar faced Angle in a highly anticipated match. The stipulation was that if Angle was disqualified or counted out, he would lose the WWE Championship. As the match reached its climax, Lesnar climbed to the top rope to execute his signature move, the Shooting Star Press.
The Shooting Star Press is a high-risk maneuver where the wrestler jumps backward off the top rope and performs a backflip before landing on their opponent. It requires immense athleticism and precision to execute correctly. Unfortunately, Lesnar mistimed his jump and ended up landing on his head instead of on Angle.
Angle, quick on his feet, covered for the botched move by pinning Lesnar for a near-fall. Despite the impact, Lesnar managed to kick out and regain control of the match. He hit Angle with his finishing move, the F-5, for the third time and successfully pinned him to win the match and the WWE Championship.
In a recent interview on the “True Geordie” podcast, Kurt Angle revealed his immediate reaction to Lesnar’s botched Shooting Star Press. He admitted that when Lesnar landed on his head, he thought the worst had happened. Angle believed that Lesnar had broken his neck or suffered a severe injury that could have potentially paralyzed him.
Angle praised Lesnar for his toughness and resilience in finishing the match despite the dangerous landing. He acknowledged that Lesnar could have chosen to stay down and end the match in a draw, but instead, he pushed through and completed the bout. Angle credited Lesnar’s 22-inch neck for protecting him from more serious harm.
The incident at WrestleMania 19 serves as a reminder of the risks involved in professional wrestling. Moves like the Shooting Star Press require precise timing and execution to ensure the safety of both performers. While accidents can happen, it is the professionalism and dedication of wrestlers like Lesnar that allow them to overcome adversity and continue entertaining the fans.
In conclusion, Brock Lesnar’s botched Shooting Star Press at WrestleMania 19 was a shocking moment in professional wrestling history. Kurt Angle’s reaction to the incident highlights the potential dangers involved in executing high-risk maneuvers. Despite the mishap, Lesnar’s determination to finish the match showcases his toughness and commitment to his craft.