Speaking on his podcast The Kurt Angle Show, available via Ad Free Shows, former WWE Champion Kurt Angle has recalled performing his Angle Slam on WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young.
During an episode of RAW in February 2000, Kurt Angle squared off against Mark Henry who was in an on-screen relationship with Mae Young. After getting involved in the contest Young, who was anything but by the year 2000, got hit with the Angle Slam.
During the podcast Angle explained how Young approached him before going to the ring, asking him to hit the move as hard as he possibly could.
“I’ll tell you a quick story. So before we had it out, we were in Gorilla Position, and Mae Young comes up to me and says, ‘Mr. Angle, I want to tell you what I want you to do to me tonight.’ I said, ‘Okay, Mae.’ She said, ‘I want you to spike my a** as hard as you can into the mat.’ I want you to Angle Slam me as hard as you possibly can.’ I was like, ‘Okay, Mae, if that’s what you want, I’ll do it.” The crazy thing is, when I was doing it, I’m thinking, if I slam this woman, she is going to end up coming up as dust. I mean, she was 82 years old; I’m like, what the hell am I doing slamming this woman? She could literally die.” “Mae was just incredible because she would do whatever you asked. She would take whatever bump was necessary. She always did whatever she was told, and she was always game for anything.”
Mae Young was something of a mainstay throughout the Attitude Era and continued to make sporadic appearances for WWE right up until 2013. Young, who rose to prominence through the 1950’s 60’s and 70’s was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
The former NWA United States Women’s Champion passed away on January 14th 2014 aged 90.
After her death WWE honoured Young during Women’s History Month in 2017, crediting her with paving the way for the female performers on the present day. This was followed by the creation of ‘The Mae Young Classic,’ a tournament featuring 32 women from all over the world.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.