Kurt Angle is a man who isn’t averse to crying on camera, those highly emotional World Championship wins are proof, but how does he manage to cry on cue?
In case you didn’t know, Kurt Angle won an Olympic gold medal with a broken freakin’ neck. One thing that you might also remember from that jaw-dropping triumph is the floods of tears that followed as Angle collapsed to the mat after achieving what many thought impossible.
In fact, the moment became so famous that Vince McMahon asked Angle to replicate it when he won the WWF Championship for the first time at No Mercy in 2000.
In one of Angle’s final WWE storylines he was also reduced to tears, but for very different reasons. In the summer of 2017, it was revealed that the former World Champion had a long lost son, who turned out to be Jason Jordan.
On the July 17th episode of Monday Night Raw, Angle revealed the identity of his offspring, turning on the water-works in the process. Despite the storyline splitting the audience, Angle was praised for his performance in trying to get it to work.
Speaking during a recent episode of his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, the Hall of Famer reflected on the storyline, before revealing how he managed to cry on cue.
“Well, all I had to do is think of something sad. And what I do usually to be serious, I think of my mother passing away and I get really emotional. So that’s what I use all the time. Whenever I have to cry. My mom, God bless you, mom. Thank you.”
On the episode, Angle also discussed who else was in the frame to be his on-screen son.
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