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Kurt Angle Explains Why He Didn’t Like WWE Alternating Raw & Smackdown PPVs

May 29, 2023 | Posted by Andrew Ravens
Kurt Angle WrestleMania 35, Drew McIntyre Image Credit: WWE

On the latest episode of the Kurt Angle Show, the WWE Hall of Famer talked about the WWE Judgment Day pay-per-view event in 2005, where he worked with John Cena for the WWE Title and more. You can check out some highlights below:

On WWE alternating monthly Raw and SmackDown PPVs: :They do a Raw pay-per-view one month, then SmackDown the following month. Yeah, it does ruin your momentum because you’re used to having a pay-per-view every month, and now you’re getting every other month. Yeah. So it’s a little more difficult. I mean, it’s easier as far as you’re not working as much, but you’re also not making as much money.”

On whether John Cena was ready to be WWE Champion in 2005: “Yeah, he was ready. He was ready when he started. He was a little green, You know, he had to have a few touch-ups, Yeah, but other than that, I mean, the kid was prepared. He was prepared before he even got here. I mean, the stuff that he was able to do in the company, especially with merchandising, he came in fully prepared, man. He acted and really played it out like a main eventer. He really did.”

On working with Cena coming out of WrestleMania 21: “He did. He cared. I thought so and the only reason why I kind of had my doubts was we worked so much before that. I actually built John up. You know, his career when he began it was a lot with me, a lot of matches and we were going back and forth winning back and forth, and you know it was great for both of us, you know because John grew into a main eventer. And when he started growing to the main eventer, it gave me more value too.”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit the Kurt Angle Show with an h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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