Kurt Angle Recalls Stiffing Hulk Hogan During WWE Show At Madison Square Garden
Hogan called Angle 'El Stiffo' to Vince McMahon
Kurt Angle has recalled deliberately hitting Hulk Hogan with a stiff shot during a tag-team match at a WWE event at Madison Square Garden, because the Hulkster didn't follow the plan for the match.
Angle recalled the six-man bout at MSG, with Hogan only showing up 30 minutes before the event was starting and long after Angle and the other four guys had laid out the structure of the match.
With one spot calling for Hogan to be knocked off the apron during a false finish, the two-time WWE Hall Of Famer didn't leave the edge of the ring, prompting Angle to give him a stiff shot so he got the message.
Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show on AdFreeShows, he said: "I remember wrestling Hulk Hogan in Madison Square Garden. It was a six-man tag, and afterwards, he went to the back to the Gorilla position, and he walked up to Vince, and he said, 'Hey Vince, the Olympic boy is a little El Stiffo.' That's what he told Vince. I did lay into him that night. It was dumb. I was stupid on my part.
"The problem was Hogan came in late that night. He came in about half an hour before the show started, and he wanted to sit down and put the match together, and we already structured the match, and he was like, you know, 'Let's put this match together.' We were like, 'It's already been put together. Here's your slot and time when you're going to be in the ring; you do whatever you want to do.'
"And you know, there were certain spots we had to do in the match. There was one where someone needed to knock Hulk Hogan off of the edge of the ring onto the floor so that I could get a false finish in, so nobody was standing there looking like an idiot while their teammate was getting pinned. And when the person when to knock over Hogan off, he stayed on the edge of the ring. He didn't fall on the floor.
"So, the next time I had to go over there to knock him off, I stiffed him really hard right in the head to get him to fall to the ground, and the second time he did fall. So he told Vince I was a little El Stiffo, and I don't blame him. I feel bad for doing that to Hulk Hogan. I should have never done it."