Mike Chioda, a former WWE Referee, has revealed what he heard from Vince McMahon while Shane McMahon and Kurt Angle fought in a brutal Street Fight at King of the Ring in 2001.
The most remembered spot from the match is Angle trying to suplex Shane McMahon through a glass panel that was part of the stage set. The Olympic gold Medallist failed on the first attempt, with the McMahon bouncing off the panel and landing on his neck, but the second time the glass exploded as McMahon went through it. To get back on the stage, Angle once again attempted to suplex McMahon through another panel, with it again failing the first time. Angle was then able to throw him headfirst through the glass instead.
Mike Chioda was the referee for the bout, and revealed Vince McMahon’s reaction to the incident on the ‘It’s My House Podcast’.
“Kurt Angle and Shane McMahon man. Putting Shane through that glass man several times, and he couldn’t. He could execute it the first, second time and Vince is screaming and everybody’s screaming, don’t do it. Don’t do it again! I’m telling him don’t do it again. Don’t do it, and I’m in his ear.”
Despite the warnings, Angle continued trying to get Shane through the glass, later claiming not to have heard Chioda because he was deaf in one ear.
“And then he does it again I’m like holy sh*t, and I check on Kurt after the match like didn’t you hear me? Don’t fu*king throw him through the thing and he goes no I’m sorry I’m deaf in that ear! Like oh that’s great! So then the other ear didn’t hear it either? I was screaming!”
Angle went on to win the match when he hit a Super Angle Slam on McMahon from a makeshift platform set up on the top rope.
While Kurt Angle retired following a defeat to King Corbin at WrestleMania 35, he has also revealed that he believes a Street Fight against Shane McMahon might have been a “great retirement match”, however, he wasn’t sure his 50-year-old-body could take the punishment.
H/T to Sportskeeda for the above transcription.