WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has praised WWE’s approach when it comes to talent welfare.
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, available via Ad Free Shows, looking back at his rookie year in WWE, Angle revealed that things are much better for talent now, compared to when he started out.
Angle was asked if things were better for talent now than in the ‘good old days’ to which he explained that they were, before praising the company’s current approach.
“Without a doubt, the whole drug programme they have, the concussion programme, how they have created more doctors coming to the arenas, trainers. Everything’s available. Catering is excellent, five star catering now. Back when I started you got pizza. There are a lot of different things everything’s available to the talent. This is the best that the company has ever been able to produce for the talent.”
During the podcast, the Olympic Gold Medallist also lifted the lid on what life was like back stage during his early years with the WWE, revealing that JBL was known for ribbing people, adding that he was a “bit of a bully” but “harmless.”
“JBL just, he verbally ribbed everybody. He didn’t do a lot of ribs, but he was very vocal, and you know, he was a bit of a bully. I mean, He’s harmless; he doesn’t mean to be offensive.”
Kurt Angle and JBL shared the ring at the 2005 Royal Rumble in a triple threat match for the WWE Championship. The former member of the APA would eventually pick up the win after hitting Angle with the Clothesline From Hell.