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WWE News: What does Kurt Angle think of being known as the 'You Suck' guy?

Kurt Angle comments on his infamous 'You Suck' chants, 16 years after they began.

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News 24 Feb 2018, 19:50 IST
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Kurt Angle delivering his patented ankle lock
Kurt Angle delivers the ankle lock

What’s the story?

WWE Hall of Famer and RAW General Manager Kurt Angle recently replied to some fans on Twitter about being known as the 'You Suck' guy in WWE.

In case you didn’t know…

Kurt first started receiving the 'You Suck' chants in late 2001, but they weren't in the popular way he gets them today. At first, fans would chant it at the very beginning of his entrance theme for a couple of seconds, before they would become more scattered throughout the rest of his theme, and his matches.

The 'You Suck' chant officially started in April 2002. Kurt was feuding with Edge, where Edge would tell Kurt he sucked, in every promo. The chant started on the April 11 episode of SmackDown in 2002. There wasn't anything in particular that got the chant started, it just happened to be a pretty fun-loving audience in attendance that day. You can watch the segment below.

Strangely WWE doesn't acknowledge this incident as when the chants started. When Kurt unveiled his new t-shirt on the April 25th episode of SmackDown in 2002, Edge secretly replaced his shirt with one that said 'You Suck'. Back in 2009, WWE referred to this as the first time the chants started.

The heart of the matter

Kurt recently replied to some fans on Twitter who added the hashtag 'You Suck' when talking about him. Kurt commented on it saying:

'' I’ve worked so hard my entire life, winning gold medals at every level, and I will forever be known as the “You Suck” guy. Pretty crazy. ''

For a moment it sounds like he isn't very happy about it, while mentioning his gold medals, but he did take it in good humour. Kurt has commented time and again about how much he missed the chants while he was away from WWE.

What’s next?

WWE has no plans in taking Kurt Angle off TV anytime soon, so you will continue to hear the 'You Suck' chant each and every week.

Author’s take

As crazy as it sounds, the chant has helped make Kurt who he is today. Kurt and the 'You Suck' chant go hand in hand, just as much as Ric Flair and 'Whoooooo'. The chant will always be fun to say and has provided some fun moments over the years.

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