WWE stars encounter many crazy stories on their travels outside of the ring and one such incident involved none other than former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has told the incredible story of McMahon trying to wrestle him in a shoot-style at 35,000 feet in the air on a flight back to the USA from England.
Vince McMahon continually tried to wrestle the Olympic gold medalist.
In his book: It’s True! It’s True!, Kurt Angle describes the time that Vince tried to wrestle him on a plane ride.
“The quintessential alpha male, Vince McMahon always liked to prove himself, even against Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle. On a plane ride, Vince decided to sneak up behind Angle and take him down amateur-style, starting an impromptu match in the aisle.”
It is worth noting that at a RAW taping earlier in the year, Vince had snuck up to Angle from behind and tackled him to the ground.
Then, on a flight from England, McMahon came up to Kurt Angle and teased him about how he was the only man in WWE who’d successfully wrestled Angle to the ground. Angle recalled what then took place:
“At that moment something made me decide to have a little fun with the boss. When Vince got up to walk away, I attacked him from behind, knocked him down, turned him over, and pinned him right in the aisle. There were about eighty World Wrestling Federation people on the plane, and everyone was howling.”
Vince and I had been on the floor for about thirty seconds as Vince struggled to get me off of him when the Undertaker came over and put a choke hold on me. He clamped me so tight that he actually choked me out and I blacked out for a minute. When I came to, Vince was standing up and he had this big smile on his face. I think he just loved the idea that he was wrestling with an Olympic champion, and he decided it wasn’t going to end there.”