Kurt Angle has told the story of the worst prank ever pulled on him.
When he first debuted in WWE, Angle wore his Olympic Gold medal as well as other medals in every segment and match he was part of. This was all part of the arrogant and obnoxious character he was portraying at the time to get under fans’ skin.
The ploy worked and he quickly became one of the most hated heels on the show at the time. However, one WWE Hall of Famer hilariously got him to take the gimmick a little bit far.
Kurt Angle wore his medals everywhere
Speaking on ‘Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw’, Angle revealed that Vince McMahon asked him to wear his medals everywhere all day long.
“Vince McMahon tells me, ‘Listen, I want you to have as many gold medals as you can. Go home and find all the gold medals you one when you were a kid, even the little ones! I want you to wear these when you’re at the arena. I want you to wear them all day long'”
Gerald Brisco then got in his ear, telling him McMahon meant that literally, leading to Angle keeping them on all day long.
“He says, ‘Hey, Vince wants you to wear those everywhere.’ I said, ‘What do you mean [by] everywhere?’ He goes, ‘Outside! When you go home, wear the medals! Stay in character! When you check in at the airport, have your gold medals on! When you go to a restaurant, have your gold medals on! He wants you to be in character all the time.'”
After doing it for a week, Angle ran into McMahon, who was confused about why he was wearing the gold, and that’s when the penny dropped.
“So I’m doing this for a f**king week. I end up going to Raw and I’m walking into the building at the same time as Vince. I say, ‘Hey Vince’, he says, ‘Hey Kurt. What are you doing with you medals on?’.
“I said, ‘Jerry told me that you said you wanted me to wear them everywhere…'”
“He goes, ‘No! Jerry’s an a**hole!, You only have to wear them at the arena!’ It was the worst rib I ever had on me.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.