Kurt Angle Opens Up About Helping Bobby Lashley Sign With WWE

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WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently took to an episode of his Kurt Angle show podcast, where he talked about a number of topics including how he helped Bobby Lashley get a tryout and sign with the WWE.

Angle said, “Oh, man. Bobby was a great worker and an incredible athlete. I’m the one that got him to try out for the WWE back in 2001, 2002. I went out to the Olympic Training Center and Bobby was there wrestling, right? I think he was number three on the Olympic team. And he stood out for his athleticism. I just knew he was going to be incredible, especially as a pro wrestler. So, I got him to try it with the WWE and he made it and here he is.”

“We talked a little bit, yeah. He told me he was interested and I told him it would be the right move. I said, ‘Come over, man.’ I did. And I’m happy. I actually beat him for the world title before I retired, and we had a really, really good match. I was really happy with that.”

Angle also talked how close he was to Lashley in TNA.

“We were really close. You know, we didn’t call each other all the time, but you know, we were together. We were together. We were hanging out. We were, you know, talking about stuff and he was just one of my closest friends in TNA.”

You can check out the complete podcast in the video below.

(H/T to 411Mania for transcribing the above quotes)