“He was mad” – The Rock’s response to referee botching end of WWE title-winning match lastly revealed


The most recent episode of ‘The Kurt Angle Present’ was all about ‘No Method Out 2001’. In case you do not bear in mind, the Olympic gold medalist dropped the WWE Championship to The Rock in the primary occasion of the PPV.

Kurt Angle and The Rock placed on a superb match to shut the present, however the match’s end virtually threatened to mar the competition’s total high quality.

The unique end was for Kurt Angle to get pinned after the second Rock Backside. Angle did his job of not kicking out, however referee Earl Hebner mistook it to be the primary Rock Backside of the match and broke the depend.

The odd half about all of it was Kurt Angle’s lack of effort in getting his legs or shoulders up. The replays confirmed that Angle had not fought out of the pinfall, and Hebner had randomly damaged his depend. Whereas the commentators did their job to promote the story of Angle kicking out, one thing was clearly amiss.

The Rock would go on to execute one other Rock Backside to win the match and the WWE title. Angle spoke concerning the botched end in the course of the newest episode of his podcast on AdFreeShows.

Kurt Angle defined that he had bumped for a Rock Backside earlier on within the match that Earl Hebner had sadly forgotten. Hebner felt that the second Rock Backside was the primary, and he visibly hesitated to finish the depend.

“Effectively, you understand, I distinctly bear in mind Earl in all probability thought that was the primary Rock Backside. I consider we had a Rock Backside earlier within the match, and Earl forgot. So, the end was purported to be the second Rock Backside, and Earl thought the second was the primary. In order that’s why he hesitated on the depend.”

All of us make errors: Kurt Angle on The Rock’s response to the botch

Angle famous that The Rock was furious over the misstep, and The Nice One even screamed at Earl Hebner to make the depend after delivering the third Rock Backside of the match.

The Rock would finally settle down following the match, and Hebner was spared backstage.

“Dwayne, The Rock was pissed. He picked me up, Rock Bottomed me, and instructed Earl, seemed him within the eye, and stated, ‘Rely the m*********ing end!’ (laughs). He’s pissed! Earl goes to get it after we get again to Gorilla. However Dwayne, he was mad on the time, and when he acquired backstage, he cooled down. He did not yell or something. All of us make errors.”

Whereas errors occur in wrestling, Kurt Angle praised The Rock for exhibiting the presence of thoughts to take the initiative after the botch. Rock wasted no time in delivering one other Rock Backside to finish the match, and that, in response to Angle, was an instance of Rock’s expertise as a performer.

“Issues like these occur. You simply have to maneuver ahead and proceed on with the match, and that is what Rock did; he took the initiative to Rock Backside me once more and, you understand, get the win. So, you understand, that is an skilled wrestler.”

Kurt Angle additionally revealed why The Rock oversells his matches on the newest installment of ‘The Kurt Angle Present.’


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Printed 27 Feb 2021, 12:30 IST



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