Kurt Angle has recalled a painful incident involving Rey Mysterio which left him needing 14 stitches.
After wowing crowds in Mexico and subsequently ECW and WCW, Rey Mysterio arrived on WWE television on July 25th after signing a contract with the company a month earlier.
Expectations were high for the Lucha Libre legend and he quickly delivered on that promise with a number of eye-catching displays establishing himself as a firm fan favourite.
Mysterio picked up the win over Chavo Guerrero on debut before beginning a feud with Kurt Angle. The rivalry led to a match at SummerSlam 2002 where Mysterio was defeated on his WWE pay-per-view debut.
Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, the former Olympian recalled his match with Mysterio as well as his memories of working with the star more generally. As a result of his high-octane ring style Mysterio has been wearing steel knee braces underneath is ring gear for the best part of two decades. However, while the braces may protect Mysterio, they can sometimes cause issues for his opponents.
In this case, Kurt Angle who needed 14 stitches after taking a Hurricanrana.
“Rey Mysterio, He wears these knee braces, they’re big as hell, they’re underneath his pants. And when he went to do the hurricanrana off the top rope, the brace hit me on top of the head and I grabbed them and rolled through and I ended up getting a scar here about 14 stitches. It was the real deal, man.”
While Mysterio continues to make a mockery of his veteran status performing an incredibly high level, Kurt Angle has been retired since losing to Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35. However, despite recently undergoing double knee replacement surgery the WWE Hall of Famer has admitted that he might yet get back in the ring.
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