Kurt Angle, a WWE Hall of Famer, spoke with Sports Illustrated about his upcoming documentary.
He revealed in the interview that he defeated Brock Lesnar in a shoot wrestling match.
Kurt Angle defeated Brock Lesnar
Kurt Angle talked about how he won against Brock Lesnar in a shoot wrestling match in 2002.
“We wrestled just once. It was during the day before a WWE show back in 2002. Dave [Shultz] taught me how to teach myself. The technique he instilled in me, that’s ultimately how I beat Brock. Brock said he’d beat my ass. So when Brawler told me that, I said, ‘Let’s go,’” he said.
“Brock was picking Big Show up, double legging him, just wrecking him–and that’s when I thought, ‘I don’t know if I can beat this kid. But I figured, I may as well try. It was a tight match. I didn’t dominate. But I won There’s a big difference between a national champion and a gold medalist. I knew Brock was going to do his college wrestling with straight double legs. It was all about positioning. That’s what Dave taught me, and that’s why I hardly ever got scored on. Brock didn’t score on me,” he added.