Oh, it’s true! (Credits: Getty Images)
Taking a break from his workshop at the North Pole, St. Nicolas – who is thankfully immune to the coronavirus – stopped by the former Olympian’s home, but it didn’t sit too kindly with the retired wrestler, who claimed he’s already cancelled the man in red in a video on Twitter.
‘Oh no, you can’t cancel me, I’m St. Nick,’ Santa chuckled. ‘I’m the only man that could bring all the presents to all the good boys and girls all around the world!’
Fair point, but apparently not good enough for Kurt, who pointed to his own Olympic Games success in 1996 and questioned Father Christmas’ own credentials.
He fired back: ‘Do you know who I am? I’m St. Olympic. I’m the only Olympic gold medallist to win a gold medal with a broken freakin’ neck. Where are your gold medals?’
Santa – or maybe one of his helpers, because we can’t imagine the man himself getting this wound up – then called out Kurt for stealing his milk.
‘Your milk? This is my milk, buddy,’ the Hall of Famer hit back. ‘You know, every December I get so tired of my kids screaming, “Santa! Santa! Santa!”
‘Well, what about me? I’m the real American hero, and you’re not! And now you wanna drink my milk too?’
‘Well guess what,’ he challenged, before taking a glug of milk. ‘What are you gonna do about it?’
Is that Kurt Angle or The Grinch?! (Photo: WWE)
Not one to back down, Santa again insisted it was his milk, and decked Angle like the proverbial halls, leaving him on the floor.
‘You suck,’ he said, adding insult to injury with the chant which rang out from the audience in Kurt’s direction for much of his WWE career.
Angle – who made Santa tap out in less than a minute at Armageddon 2004 before continuing their feud in IMPACT Wrestling – isn’t done with their rivalry yet.
‘This is not over yet SANTA,’ he tweeted alongside the video. ‘Saint Olympic might just come out of retirement for you! #itstrue (sic)’