Roderick Strong recalls working a match with Kurt Angle in the mid 2000s.
In 2005, Kurt Angle was doing an open challenge called the “Kurt Angle invitational” on Smackdown, which ran on and off for about eight or nine months. In January, a wide-eyed Roderick Strong was Angle’s latest victim, but it was all by chance as Strong tells Fightful.
“It’s great. It’s funny because I just went there to see Molly Holly, who was in town. Paul London was there and all the guys. I just went to see people because it was in Tampa and they were like, ‘Hey, do you wanna wrestle Kurt?’ ‘Okay.’ You can’t pass a situation like that up,”
“The thing I loved about it was he was completely honest with me about what it was and I knew what I had to do, it had to be equally as physical or as intense as he’s going to do. If not, no one is going to care. It was very heartwearming to hear the response. I remember slapping him so hard and being like, ‘Here we go.”
“It was one of the highlights of my career and I’m really sad me and Kurt never had an opportunity to have a real one and put some time in together. That would have been something,”Roderick Strong to Fightful
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