During the latest episode of The Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic Gold Medalist recalled when Tazz made his WWF debut back at Madison Square Garden and how a lot of that situation went down behind the scenes.
“I know that Taz was a little bit concerned about his conditioning. He looked great. His physique was great, as good as it ever was, but he was a little bit concerned about his conditioning, and that’s why the match didn’t go very long. I would have loved to have wrestled Taz for 20 minutes, but like I said before, he was more concerned about his conditioning at this point in time. I think he took off a bunch of time. He got his body in shape, but his conditioning wasn’t up to par to where he wanted it to be to have that kind of a match, 20 minutes.”
Angle also spoke about WWE changing his music up a bit.
“They didn’t want me to be the dorky heel anymore. They wanted me to have a little more edge to it. They wanted a little more hardcore music. I didn’t like it. I love my first entrance music. It fit me perfectly and it was very patriotic. The second one was patriotic too, but it was a little bit more hardcore, and they were just trying to change my character a little bit.”