WWE’s creative direction still runs at the whim of Vince McMahon. He has a strict set of rules, but even Mr. McMahon will bend his policy for certain people.
Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle has done it all as far as being a pro wrestler is concerned. He was one of the best in-ring competitors to have ever competed inside the ring. Vince McMahon even allowed him to use two banned moves in WWE.
He has faced off against the best of the best the pro wrestling world has to offer and accomplished a lot. He has a vast knowledge of pro wrestling, which is why his opinion matters a lot to many.
While speaking on his The Kurt Angle Show podcast, Angle revealed Vince McMahon trusted him to perform the belly-to-belly and German suplex. This was around the time in the early 2000s, when WWE stopped wrestlers from performing many moves. This included multiple variations of the suplex.
“Well, not for me in particular, because Vince McMahon pulled me aside and told me, ‘Listen, I know that 90% of your repertoire is suplexes, and I want you to keep them because I know you’re safe with them. You never land anybody on their head, and I trust you that you will continue to do a good job.’ So he allowed me to continue to do my belly-to-belly suplex and my German suplexes.
The thing is, I was really grateful that I didn’t have to take them out of my repertoire because that’s what I did. That’s my offense. Thank god Vince McMahon continued to let me use it.”
Angle was released from his role as WWE producer back in 2020 as part of the COVID-19 budget cuts. Angle has been keeping himself in great shape and is enjoying his life after retirement since then.
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