Kurt Angle is inarguably one of the most acclaimed professional wrestlers in the world. With a multitude of championships, memorable matches, and hilarious skits, the Olympic gold medalist rarely shied away from success, whether in the wrestling ring or out of it.
Explaining on the latest Kurt Angle Show, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed how it was once his desire to begin a band within WWE alongside Chris Jericho. The idea for this would have seen the duo produce songs released through the WWE music label:
“Nope. I never played in a band. I would play in a studio at my house. I’d play music and I would drum to it. I always wanted to do a band. I actually came up with the idea in WWE with Chris Jericho. I wanted to start a band in WWE and make some songs and have WWE produce it.”
Though this idea never came to fruition, Kurt Angle did manage to sing on the 2004-released WWE Originals album. There, he performed I Don’t Suck (Really). Chris Jericho, meanwhile, currently sings in the band Fozzy, as he has since 1999.
Kurt Angle Was A Huge KISS Fan
On the topic of music, Kurt Angle revealed he was a big fan of the rock band KISS, ultimately taking up drums because of Peter Criss:
“I love KISS. I grew up with KISS. Peter Criss was my favourite drummer. I actually took drums because of Peter Criss and I took lessons for 20 years, and I became really good because I wanted to be Peter Criss.
I finally got to meet him at a Comic-Con a couple of years ago, and I was elated. I was so excited. I’m like, ‘Peter Criss, could you take a picture with me?’ He’s like, ‘Kurt Angle, relax. I know who you are I want to take a picture with you as well, so let’s do it together.’
It was really cool because I was like, ‘Peter Criss knows who I am? Holy crap!’ I was so excited, man. It was the coolest thing in the world knowing that this guy knew me.”
Kurt Angle wrestled his final match at WWE WrestleMania 35, losing to Baron Corbin. Previously, there was a chance that he could have returned to the ring for All Elite Wrestling, though he revealed his asking price was $3 million for ten matches.