2022 has been a year of accusations against Vince McMahon – now, Kurt Angle has indicated that the WWE boss used his past dating life against him.
Initially signed to WWE between August 1998 and August 2006, Kurt Angle had a celebrated WWE career, winning every championship imaginable to become both the tenth Triple Crown Champion and the fifth Grand Slam Champion.
Despite this, ‘The Wrestling Machine’ has alleged that Vince McMahon once discovered details of Kurt Angle’s past dating life, which is what led to his respective storylines with Booker T and Jason Jordan. These saw Angle involved in stalking Sharmell, Booker’s legitimate wife, and having Jordan as his illegitimate son.
Speaking on the Kurt Angle show, the WWE Hall of Famer discussed Vince McMahon having “this crazy weird personality”:
“But I’m going to tell you this upfront right now, I’m just going to tell the whole world what’s going on. Vince McMahon caught wind that I dated a couple of African American women in my past, just a couple. And about 17 years ago he had me do a programme with Booker T, I was stalking Sharmell, Booker T’s wife. And now it’s Jason Jordan.
So Vince likes to take ribs and turn them into storylines. He just has this crazy weird personality and he just wanted you to know, kind of rub it in my face. ‘Hey, I know what was going on in your life and then we’re gonna make it into storyline.’ He was persistent, he wasn’t going to let this thing die.”
During their time together in the sports entertainment giant, Kurt Angle and Booker T wrestled eight singles matches together, beginning in July 2001 and concluding in June 2005. This included two switches of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship between them.
They later shared a locker room in the then-TNA, with Angle being part of Booker’s debut at the 2007 Genesis pay-per-view. Although they were mostly aligned in The Main Event Mafia, they did enjoy one outing opposite each other, with Kurt Angle defeating Booker T in February 2008.
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