Kurt Angle has recalled the time he got a little rough working with WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan causing The Hulkster to tell WWE Chairman Vince McMahon all about it.
The Olympic gold medallist recalled one match against Hogan that earned him a new nickname from the six-time WWE Champion.
“I remember wrestling Hulk Hogan in Madison Square Garden. It was a six-man tag, and afterward, 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 (laughs). I did lay into him that night. It was dumb. I was stupid on my part.”
Kurt Angle went on to explain that the problem on that occasion was Hulk Hogan arrived late and wanted to set up a match that had already been set up. Angle adds that when a spot didn’t go to plan he decided to take matters into his own hands.
“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.”