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(Fox Sports)   "And we'd like to welcome you to the Olympic wrestling prelimaries. Competing tonight will be...wait a minute. By gawd, King, that's Kurt Angle's music. What's HE doing here?"   (msn.foxsports.com ) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Kurt Angle, Wrestling at the Summer Olympics, Brock Lesnar, Olympic gold medalists, wwe superstar, body slams, nuked shot, professional wrestled  
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2012-01-17 04:13:22 PM  
I just hope he remembers that the ankle lock is frowned upon in Olympic-style wrestling.
 
2012-01-17 04:23:43 PM  
Go Kurt!
 
2012-01-17 04:53:38 PM  
Summon fWc
 
2012-01-17 05:03:57 PM  
This only works if another competitor stages a run-in in the middle of his match. And, since Kurt is in TNA now, the run-in person has to bring a chair covered in bard wire.
 
2012-01-17 05:04:32 PM  
*barbed wire, that is.
 
2012-01-17 05:13:14 PM  
I'm not sure about Unlikely. He does have a Gold Medal (it's real, not just some stupid wrestling gimmick)

And GMJ, in TNA, it's not as much of a "run-in" as it is a "stagger-in"
 
2012-01-17 05:51:20 PM  
BAH GAWD, KING, THAT LITHUANIAN WRESTLER HAD A *FAMILY!*

WON GOLD!

WON GOLD!

WON GOLD!
 
2012-01-17 06:19:52 PM  

ManateeGag: I'm not sure about Unlikely. He does have a Gold Medal (it's real, not just some stupid wrestling gimmick)


Yeah, but last time out, he hadn't had a neck fusion and 10 years of alcohol, drugs, and steroids destroying his body.
 
2012-01-17 06:50:12 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: ManateeGag: I'm not sure about Unlikely. He does have a Gold Medal (it's real, not just some stupid wrestling gimmick)

Yeah, but last time out, he hadn't had a neck fusion and 10 years of alcohol, drugs, and steroids destroying his body.


Plus he's 43, and no one has ever won a wrestling medal after the age of 37. It would be impressive enough if any 43-year-old medaled in wrestling, let alone one with a decade plus of hard living.
 
2012-01-17 07:04:05 PM  

chimp_ninja: FirstNationalBastard: ManateeGag: I'm not sure about Unlikely. He does have a Gold Medal (it's real, not just some stupid wrestling gimmick)

Yeah, but last time out, he hadn't had a neck fusion and 10 years of alcohol, drugs, and steroids destroying his body.

Plus he's 43, and no one has ever won a wrestling medal after the age of 37. It would be impressive enough if any 43-year-old medaled in wrestling, let alone one with a decade plus of hard living.


You know, I kind of think that's the brilliant part of it all. If he fails, then he will have lost nothing, since who expected him to succeed anyway? But if he does succeed... now that will be a hell of a story.
 
2012-01-17 07:10:25 PM  

HeartBurnKid: You know, I kind of think that's the brilliant part of it all. If he fails, then he will have lost nothing, since who expected him to succeed anyway?


Kurt Angle defeated Samoa Joe, who was on an eighteen-month undefeated streak going into October of 2006. That was just five years ago. I think Angle will be okay. They call them amateur wrestlers for a reason, lol. Once Angle gets them hoisted up for the Angle Slam, it's going to be all over. The ref is going to stop it because "it's against the rules" or some crap, but we all know the real reason, and that's because Kurt Angle won a gold medal with a broken' freakin' neck! Oh, it's true. The three I's are returning to the Olympic Games, baby. Oh, it's damn true.
 
2012-01-17 07:34:38 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: ManateeGag: I'm not sure about Unlikely. He does have a Gold Medal (it's real, not just some stupid wrestling gimmick)


Yeah, but last time out, he hadn't had a neck fusion and 10 years of alcohol, drugs, and steroids destroying his body.


Incapacitation, intoxication, and insanity.
 
2012-01-17 07:41:26 PM  
I wonder if we can work "You Suck" into the Olympic Theme.
 
2012-01-17 07:44:14 PM  

ManateeGag: I wonder if we can work "You Suck" into the Olympic Theme.


That chant is reserved for Bob Costas.
 
2012-01-17 07:45:07 PM  
Finally a story from wrestling fans that actually belongs on the Sports tab.
 
2012-01-17 07:54:10 PM  
FTA:
"This time, I am doing it for me."

He had me going, right up until that. Now I need a Tums.
 
2012-01-17 07:54:37 PM  
Helloooooo Smackdown thread.
 
2012-01-17 08:03:13 PM  
"Prelimaries" FTW!
 
2012-01-17 08:05:16 PM  
no wonder Angle got so little last time I saw him in TNA, he's been off the roids cuz he's doin this
 
2012-01-17 08:08:17 PM  
So, if he wins a medal in the 2012 games, will Jeff Jarrett take it from him when he's not looking?

www.womenofwrestling.org

/later, marks...
 
2012-01-17 08:28:41 PM  
Wrestled Angle in High Scool, hope he makes it.
 
2012-01-17 08:28:52 PM  

ManateeGag: I wonder if we can work "You Suck" into the Olympic Theme.


What?

/You suck
//What?
 
2012-01-17 08:46:17 PM  
my pee pee burns
 
2012-01-17 09:09:39 PM  
FTFA: "In 1996, Angle was using a repertoire of more than 100 attacks."

wrestling-match.com

100 Attacks? 100 Attacks Kirk Angel? That nothing! Less than nothing! I am the Man of 1,004 Holds! Yeah Baby! C'mon! ARMBAR!
 
2012-01-17 09:19:22 PM  
FTA:
"All this, plus his advanced age, make Angle's Olympic comeback the most improbable of storylines for London.

Yet in the Olympics, the most improbable stories are the ones that most capture our hearts. The 1980 Miracle on Ice. The amazing feats of the ageless Dara Torres. The stunning eight gold medals of Michael Phelps in Beijing. The Greco-Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner, beating the unbeatable Russian back in Sydney.

And if Angle makes the U.S. team at the Olympic wrestling trials in April, his improbable comeback will be the next Olympic story that speaks to us: to focusing on a dream despite being enveloped by tragedy; to getting a second chance at repairing a blemished reputation; and, ultimately, to understanding what's important in life. And then chasing after it. Before time runs out."

This is exactly why the Olympics are unwatchable in the United States. Instead of actually showing the Olympics, they show fluff pieces about people crying. Chances are if he makes it the wrestling coverage will consist of 30 minutes of sappy video, 45 seconds of actual wresting, and 29 minutes and 15 seconds of gymnastics previews.
 
2012-01-17 09:22:33 PM  
"Oh it's true, it's damn true" would've also made for an awesome headline
 
2012-01-17 09:24:14 PM  
RogermcAllen: , 45 seconds of actual wresting, and 29 minutes and 15 seconds of gymnastics previews.

Actually NBC has gotten better, at the last summer Olympics you could watch wrestling online, and much of it with no commentary even. Also they did show some on one of NBC's networks. I'm hoping they do the online thing again, was fun watching sports with no commentary or in some cases just a single commentator.
 
2012-01-17 09:26:08 PM  

WhyteRaven74: "Oh it's true, it's damn true" would've also made for an awesome headline


i i i
 
2012-01-17 09:53:29 PM  

RogermcAllen:
This is exactly why the Olympics are unwatchable in the United States. Instead of actually showing the Olympics, they show fluff pieces about people crying. Chances are if he makes it the wrestling coverage will consist of 30 minutes of sappy video, 45 seconds of actual wresting, and 29 minutes and 15 seconds of gymnastics previews.


I just want some "Roundball Rock" (NBA on NBC theme). It was pretty epic to hear that during basketball games in 2008.

/come on NBC, cut Tesh another royalties check!
 
2012-01-17 09:58:32 PM  
FTFA : "But there's something else he's after, too, in these Olympics. His legacy has been tarnished. Two DUI arrests last year, for one. Then the report that he failed his medicals before attempting to fight his first mixed martial arts fight in the UFC, which many interpreted as failing a drug test. (Angle says he never heard why he failed his medicals, but it couldn't have been from a drug test; however, Angle never fought in the UFC.) And then the repeated accusations of performance-enhancing drug use - something Angle admits to, but says it was done with a doctor's prescription, and says he hasn't taken PEDs in six years. And the WWE drug test he failed in 2005? That was only because his legal prescription had expired, Angle says."


I remember that lame attempt at a gimmick here's a youtube vid/radio interview (NSFW lots of swearing) where Chuck Liddel laughs at him. Here's Dana himself confirming the medical failure (more NSFW) BUT I don't think it was PEDs that did him in. Dana wouldn't keep that under his hat if that was the reason.


Either Kurt was never serious about it or just thought he could make some quick cash like James Toney.
 
2012-01-17 10:00:31 PM  
This will be great until Jack Swagger comes in and steals all of his preliminary moves. Hopefully Angle trashes whoever beats him on twitter.
 
2012-01-17 10:01:53 PM  
KOBA!
KOBA!
KOBA!


/...anyone? Did anybody else see that?
 
2012-01-17 10:20:34 PM  

One Bad Apple: FTFA : "But there's something else he's after, too, in these Olympics. His legacy has been tarnished. Two DUI arrests last year, for one. Then the report that he failed his medicals before attempting to fight his first mixed martial arts fight in the UFC, which many interpreted as failing a drug test. (Angle says he never heard why he failed his medicals, but it couldn't have been from a drug test; however, Angle never fought in the UFC.) And then the repeated accusations of performance-enhancing drug use - something Angle admits to, but says it was done with a doctor's prescription, and says he hasn't taken PEDs in six years. And the WWE drug test he failed in 2005? That was only because his legal prescription had expired, Angle says."


I remember that lame attempt at a gimmick here's a youtube vid/radio interview (NSFW lots of swearing) where Chuck Liddel laughs at him. Here's Dana himself confirming the medical failure (more NSFW) BUT I don't think it was PEDs that did him in. Dana wouldn't keep that under his hat if that was the reason.


Either Kurt was never serious about it or just thought he could make some quick cash like James Toney.


I'm guessing it has something to do with the whole broke his neck 5 times thing and not being cleared medically. The UFC is trying to make a mainstream push with FOX, the last thing they need is for someone to be paralyzed during a match.
 
2012-01-17 10:34:46 PM  

Shady_Short_Busser: So, if he wins a medal in the 2012 games, will Jeff Jarrett take it from him when he's not looking?

[www.womenofwrestling.org image 569x315]

/later, marks...


HOLY SHIAT YOU ROCK!!


seriously lol
 
2012-01-17 11:01:39 PM  
Sounds like it's still real to him.
 
2012-01-17 11:05:27 PM  
Personally, I hope he makes the team. If he medals, all the better. If that happens, he's guaranteed a Disney movie about it.
 
2012-01-17 11:15:43 PM  
AS GAWD AS MY WITNESS, THAT RUSSIAN JUDGE'S SCORE IS BROKEN IN HALF
 
2012-01-18 12:05:55 AM  
Lesnar even mentioned angle doing this in his book. He said angle, like 'taker, probably would have gone to MMA if it had been as popular then as it is now.

/not a bad book
//clearly helped
 
2012-01-18 04:11:00 AM  
Kurt won that medal WITH A BROKEN FREAKIN NECK! I believe in Angle just because nobody is more hellbent than he. Angle really hasn't wrestled that much for TNA in recent months, his body should be healthier than it has been. Id like to believe he's no longer addicted to pain medication as well. Hopefully he can go in there and wrestle for real!
 
2012-01-18 08:05:43 AM  

AKTurkey: Finally a story from wrestling fans that actually belongs on the Sports tab.


Because "Fark You," that's why.

/Reflex. My bad.
 
2012-01-18 10:09:15 AM  
Don't let him wrestle.
Someone will have to die a few days before an Olympic match.
 
2012-01-18 10:20:06 AM  

falcon176: no wonder Angle got so little last time I saw him in TNA, he's been off the roids cuz he's doin this


Have you seen him in the insurance commercials, with a whole ring full of wrestlers. Dude is tiny now.
 
2012-01-18 10:22:13 AM  
Intensity. Integrity. Intelligence. Where are YOUR gold medals?

EyeballKid: KOBA!
KOBA!
KOBA!


/...anyone? Did anybody else see that?



Phenomenal movie.
 
2012-01-18 11:08:10 AM  

RogermcAllen: I'm guessing it has something to do with the whole broke his neck 5 times thing and not being cleared medically. The UFC is trying to make a mainstream push with FOX, the last thing they need is for someone to be paralyzed during a match.


Angle's attempt at getting into season 10 of TUF was a few years ago. It's doubtful his first sanctioned match would have debuted on Fox.


If he couldn't pass the med screening to fight in MMA because of the broken neck stuff how much lower are the standards for the Olympics ?
 
2012-01-18 11:16:39 AM  

Shady_Short_Busser: So, if he wins a medal in the 2012 games, will Jeff Jarrett take it from him when he's not looking?

[www.womenofwrestling.org image 569x315]

/later, marks...


+1

/she's pretty till she speaks
 
2012-01-18 01:13:23 PM  
Did anyone notice in the article that before many of his big accomplishments someone dies? Freaky!!!
 
2012-01-18 01:59:16 PM  
I have no idea how this is even a story. I don't think it's even medically possible for him with his neck. Combine that with his age and physical decline from steroids and painkillers... well damn.

Also this is not a bookmark for Friday's Smackdown!
 
2012-01-18 06:16:12 PM  

The Lone Talbot: I have no idea how this is even a story. I don't think it's even medically possible for him with his neck. Combine that with his age and physical decline from steroids and painkillers... well damn.

Also this is not a bookmark for Friday's Smackdown!


Oddly I just submitted a Friday Smackdown thread. Why? I don't know, it's random green day so I wanted to see if it would get lucky.
 
2012-01-18 06:44:03 PM  

TheManofPA: The Lone Talbot: I have no idea how this is even a story. I don't think it's even medically possible for him with his neck. Combine that with his age and physical decline from steroids and painkillers... well damn.

Also this is not a bookmark for Friday's Smackdown!

Oddly I just submitted a Friday Smackdown thread. Why? I don't know, it's random green day so I wanted to see if it would get lucky.



OH YOU!!!!
4.bp.blogspot.com

 
2012-01-19 10:13:28 AM  
I wish him luck. The odds are definitely stacked against these older athletes who are trying to make a comeback. Dara Torres is likely an anomaly; I just don't see most athletes over 35 being able to compete physically against younger competition.
 
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