During the latest episode of his new podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle talked about how The Rock was upset with referee Earl Hebner for botching the finish of their match in 2001 at the No Way Out pay-per-view event.
Here is what he had to say:
“I distinctly remember that Earl probably thought that was the first Rock Bottom. I believe we hit a Rock Bottom earlier in the match and Earl forgot. So, the finish was supposed to be the second Rock Bottom and Earl thought the second one was the first. So, that’s why he hesitated on the count. Dwayne, The Rock, was pissed. He picked me up, Rock Bottomed me, and looked Earl in the eye and said, ‘Count the mother f**king finish.’ He was pissed. Earl’s was going to get it when we got back to gorilla. But, Dwayne was mad at the time, but when he got backstage, he cooled off and he didn’t really yell at Earl or anything. We all make mistakes. Things like this happen. You just have to move forward and continue on with the match. That’s what Rock did. He took the initiative to Rock Bottom me again and get the win. That’s an experienced wrestler.”
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