Kurt Angle Puts Over Vince McMahon, Says He Was Confused About Benoit Tragedy, Feels Leadership Is Lacking In WWE, Magnus Will Be A Huge Star

WrestlingNewsWorld.com's Alex Barie sat down with Kurt Angle in Pittsburgh last week for a hard-hitting interview that has the entire Internet buzzing. Below are the highlights:

Admiration for Vince McMahon:

Kurt Angle: "I am very grateful what Vince [McMahon] did to me. He utilized me the right way. I believe if I would have went to WCW, it would have taken a heck of a lot longer to get to where I am now."

Thoughts on the Chris Benoit tragedy:

Kurt Angle: "…it was such a tragedy that I was more confused to what happened and tried to figure out how a tragedy like that could happen especially since Chris [Benoit] was such a nice and caring guy."

WWE lacking leadership today:

Kurt Angle: "…Undertaker, Triple H, Austin, The Rock… Those guys were such great leaders. I think that is what is lacking today. The Attitude Era there were so many great wrestlers."

Who will carry the business in the future:

Kurt Angle: "I’m trying to think of young talent because when you are talking about the CM Punks, the Randy Ortons, and the AJ Styles… they are all in their thirties. That is not young talent… doesn’t mean they are not new talent. There are guys… I’ll give you a guy that will be a huge star. He’s only 25 right now, but he will be a huge star in the next three or four years, whether it be in TNA or somewhere else and that’s Magnus."

Click here now as Kurt opens up exclusively to WrestlingNewsWorld.com

The Twitterverse is buzzing about this must-read interview…

  • Thisguy

    Lol the leadership in WWE is lacking? We all know Vince McMahon has all the final say so’s. Exactly who has the final say so’s in TNA? Dixie? Hogan? Bischoff? Jarrett? Hmm

    • mathew30

      leadership within the locker room you idiot

  • Thisguy

    I guess I spoke too soon.

  • Bishop

    Yeah ummmmmmm, he was talking about locker room leaders….

    • Thisguy

      That’s why I said I spoke too soon. I read the title and not the story. Cena. Orton. HHH. Punk. Kane. Show. Jericho. All them are leaders

  • Maz

    Wade barrett and cm punk (voice of the voiceless) I can’t think of better leaders

  • Bishop

    As at as I know, Punk isn’t well liked in the back. Orton isn’t reliable, HHH is in meetings majority of the day, not in the locker room lacing it up with the boys. Cena leads by example but how often do you hear about other wrestlers going to Cena for advice? Kane and Big Show are pretty much it