The Undertaker Opens Up About Choking Kurt Angle Unconscious After 'Fighting' With Vince McMahon
WWE legend The Undertaker has recalled how he accidentally choked Kurt Angle unconscious after wrestling with Vince McMahon on the so-called 'Plane Ride From Hell.'
The incident took place after the 2001 Insurrextion PPV in the UK as the 'Deadman' boarded the infamous plane ride back to the US with an injury.
The Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, competed against Stone Cold Steve Austin at the WWE PPV and a move on the ropes left the future Hall of Famer with a horrible injury to his ear.
And the 54-year-old wrestling legend was drowsy on the plane and was alarmed when he was awoken to find Angle wrestling McMahon in the plane aisle.
During the series premiere of The Broken Skull Sessions on the WWE Network, The Undertaker admitted that he didn't realise the two were playfully fighting and thought Angle was attacking his mentor and boss.
"They were going at it," the 'Phenom' told Stone Cold.
"It was a charter plane, so they had all the big first-class seats and I was, like, in the section where I could get my legs completely straight out.
"So, I was in the first row next to first class on this charter and it was the flight from hell.
"But anyways, so I was out [cold] and they were right in front of me. They were at my feet. So, I come to... I look, I hear all this and I see Kurt on Vince, right? And I just went, 'Oh, hell no.'
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"So, I locked that [hold] in tight. Kurt was like, 'Take--.' He could barely get it out.
"He's like, 'Take--, you're choking me.' So, I let go and by that time they're like, 'No, they're just playing!'
"So I'm like, 'Oh, s**t,' and I sat back down in my seat and went out [cold]."
WWE Hall of Famer Angle opened up about the incident in his autobiography It's True! It's True! and said the WWE CEO bragged about being the only one to 'ever take him down' in a ring.
And the Olympian sought to teach McMahon a lesson in a friendly wrestling lesson on the plane, which has become notorious for the different incidents that took place.
According to Angle, McMahon "loved the idea that he was wrestling with an Olympic champion" and would continue to ambush him on the plane even after Undertaker's involvement.
Angle, who retired from wrestling after WrestleMania 35 in April, revealed in a Facebook Q&A in 2012 that the 'Deadman' took him to one side after the incident.
The Undertaker told him: "You'll never see Bill Gates doing that with any of his employees."
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