Kurt Angle Says John Cena Passed The Angle Test With Flying Colors

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently took to his The Kurt Angle Show podcast, where he discussed how 16-time World Champion John Cena introduced himself to the Olympic Gold Medalist before his WWE debut match on WWE SmackDown and how Cena was very respectful to him.

Kurt Angle said:

“They told me the day of the show I was gonna wrestle John Cena. He came up to me and said, ‘Hey, Mr. Angle, I’m John Cena. It’s a pleasure to meet you, and I’m gonna be working you tonight. It’s gonna be an honor to get in the ring with you.’ He was very respectful.”

Kurt Angle also talked about how he came up with the Angle Test in order to blow up the 16-time World Champion and to get him tired, but not only did Cena not get tired, he would pass the Angel Test with flying colors as well.

Kurt Angle said:

“You know what I tried to do with John? I really wanted him to take the test – the Angle test. I tried to blow him up and get him tired. I put the match together, and it was only 11 minutes. I made sure it was nonstop action and I wanted John to blow up. I wanted to take this monster-looking character, this Greek god, and show everybody how tired I could make him. And he didn’t get tired. The son of a bitch passed the test with flying colors. It was crazy.”

Kurt Angle then talked about how John Cena had a great moveset in the ring, but he wasn't as fluid as the other WWE Superstars at the time, though he made up for it with hard work.

Kurt Angle said:

“His moveset in the ring was awesome. He had a great moveset. He worked really hard – good-looking kid, great build. His only downfall was, you could tell the way he moved around that he’s not quite as fluid as other wrestlers. He’s more choppy and a little bit more uncoordinated, but he makes up for that with hard work. Being able to do what he does – nobody knew at this time how good a promo he cut. So, this was kind of a pleasant surprise when he eventually started doing it.”

You can check out Kurt Angle's full comments at this link. H/T to 411Mania for transcribing the above quotes.