Kurt Angle Reveals How He Became The WWE SmackDown General Manager

During the most recent episode of his Kurt Angle Show, Kurt Angle discussed his tenure as the SmackDown General Manager. Angle was promoted to GM after injuring his neck again at WrestleMania 20 in 2004.

“To be honest with you, what happened was I broke my neck again. Vince McMahon was tired of me breaking my neck and he didn’t want the fans to know about it, so he pretended I injured my knee and I was in a wheelchair,” he said.

“I was so disappointed and angry with myself that a lot of promos I was projecting to the talent was anger directed toward me. So there were a lot of angry promos I was doing. But that was a real emotion because I was letting myself down. I kept injuring my neck and I was really disappointed and confused. I was lashing out at other people even though not in real life, but on screen, the emotion that I was showing was very real. I was supposed to be this angry GM and I was.”

(H/T to WrestlingNews.co)