Former wrestler and WWE legend Kurt Angle have started a podcast with journalist Conrad Thompson on the Kurt Angle Show. In the first episode, they talked about an iconic moment in WWE history: Brock Lesnar’s Shooting Star Press at WrestleMania XIX.
At that moment, Angle’s heart stopped believing that Brock Lesnar might have been left unconscious, or worse, dead. When Brock was in the corner, he was looking out of the corner of his eye when he was lying in the ring.
When he went to jump, he hesitated and paused, and simply said that he had not succeeded. I think the hesitation caused him to lose his balance forward, so he couldn’t do a full rotation.
Watching Brock fall, Angle was very scared. When it landed, I thought it was dead. I thought he had broken his neck and was not responding. I told him if it was okay, he was not answering me.
I walked over, covered him, and told him that he had to jump to avoid the count of three. I picked him up and told him to do an F5 and he said he thought I could do it. Did. One, two, and three and it’s over.
At the end of the fight, Lesnar was pissed off by the situation after recovering. “He was confused because he didn’t know where he was. He was supposed to come to pick me up and hug me. We were supposed to be friends.
He wasn’t coming, so I walked over to him, hugged him, and asked how he was doing. We had an ambulance waiting for him to take him to the hospital and he didn’t want to go. He was being stubborn and he was pretty pissed off. I had to convince him to get into the ambulance to go to the hospital. Finally, he did.
Kurt Angle has later revealed that that match should have been won by him because his reign should have lasted longer had it not been for his neck. I was supposed to have a long reign and it changed because of my neck.
He probably would have kept the title until the next WrestleMania. It was hard to accept because when you think about it, in all the main events what would I have done, make a lot of money that year and that took everything from me. It’s a bit depressing, but what are you going to do?