“The Navy was supposed to be my movie”
Kurt Angle opened up about John Cena on the latest episode of his Kurt Angle show.
Meanwhile, Angle said he was supposed to be in ‘The Marine’ movie, not Cena. However, it was originally supposed to go to Steve Austin, but it left. So it was pushed back a year.
“The Marine was supposed to be my movie. What happened was that Stone Cold Steve Austin found out he was going to do The Marine, the movie, the very first WWE movie. Steve left the company so Vince gave me the movie,” Angle explained.
“I had it and they didn’t know when they were going to film it. A year passed, and then Vince came up to me and said, “Hey, look, I want to give this Marine movie to John Cena.” I was like, ‘Why?’ He said, ‘Well, he’s becoming a future star. I think it’s the right time for him to make a film. I said, ‘Vince, look, that’s cool. You know, I’m happy for John. It’s great that he’s doing this movie, but he really needs to be in the ring to work and I’m hurt. I need to get away from wrestling. I would like to take six months off and make a film. That would be great.'”
“He said, ‘Well, I’ve already made up my mind.’ I wasn’t mad at John. I was mad at Vince. He just took the movie away from me because this new kid came along and, you know, had a huge impact. I had an impact huge too. So I had no idea why it happened. It was actually the beginning of the end for me for WWE. After that, things started to go downhill. About a year or two later, it It was then that I left the company.
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