Kurt Angle says Brock Lesnar tried to setup a big money rematch in Japan. The duo took their WWE Rivalry all the way to Japan.
Brock Lesnar is arguably the biggest name in combat sports today. As talented as he is, he didn’t get there by skill alone. The Beast Incarnate combined his braun with brain and used his smarts to climb the top of the mountain and establish himself into what he is today.
On the latest episode of “The Kurt Angle Show” on AdFreeShows.com, WWE Hall of Famer discussed business and his tendencies to prioritise money over passion.
“So he brought me over (to Japan), right, and did the job for me, and then he wanted to have the rematch (laughs) because he wanted to make more money. Brock is all about money, and he is a very stern businessman. Everything is revolved around money for him. It’s money first, passion, second.”
Kurt Angle says Brock Lesnar tried to setup a big money rematch in Japan
Following his run in the WWE, Lesnar moved to NJPW where he became the IWGP Heavyweight Champion. When it came to dropping it however, the Beast incarnate ensured that he would only drop to someone of his choosing. And that someone happened to be Kurt Angle.
“Well, Brock did approach me about working with him in Japan, and I ended up going over for NJPW, and I had a match with Brock. We had a phenomenal match over there, and I won the world title from him. NJPW, New Japan Pro Wrestling world title.”
After the match Lesnar tutored Angle to bring up a possible rematch in the future during the press conference.
“You know, Brock, after the match, Brock said, ‘Hey, when we do the press conference’ because they always have huge press conferences before and after the matches. And he said, ‘When you have the press conference, and we are sitting up there in front of the press, tell them you want a rematch with me.’
“Well, I didn’t know at the time, but I heard Brock was making a ton of money on these matches. He was a remaining champion as long as he could, and then they wanted to take the title off of him. So, he wanted to do the match, but he wouldn’t do it with just anybody. So, he told New Japan, ‘Bring Kurt Angle over; I’ll do the job for him.'”
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