Kurt Angle has revealed the WWE faction that “made him sick.”
Many groups formed in the Attitude Era are fondly remembered. D-Generation X, The Corporation, and even The Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness still have fans to this day. However, one group that is almost universally reviled is the Right To Censor.
Formed in 2000, the Steven Richards-led faction was Vince McMahon’s way of taking a shot at the real-life Parent Television Council, an organization that often found itself at odds with WWE’s more risque content of the time.
After first allying himself with Bull Buchanan, Richards recruited and sanitized popular stars like Val Venis, Ivory, and The Godfather – who was renamed The Goodfather. The group all wore the same white shirts, and to rile up the fans as much as possible, instead of a traditional entrance theme came out to a loud siren. While most people hated it, Steven Richards has called the Right To Censor theme as “awesome”.
Kurt Angle Didn’t Think Right To Censor Worked
During a recent edition of The Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic gold Medallist was asked his opinion on the group, and didn’t hold back in his criticism.
“It was horrible. I’ll be honest with you, it got heat, but it wasn’t the right kind of heat. Those guys made me sick. Honestly, man, it just didn’t. I didn’t think it worked.
“You know, here they are with the button-up shirts all the way up to the top. I don’t even know what kind of gang they were. They looked like a bunch of office guys trying to wrestle. I don’t know, I didn’t like it.
To the relief of everyone, the faction disbanded in 2001, although Ivory brought back her Right To Censor character at the Royal Rumble in 2022. The star derided the rest of the women in the match before being eliminated by Rhea Ripley.
While he didn’t have time for Right To Censor, Kurt Angle recently named the three greatest wrestlers he shared the ring with.
H/T to Inside The Ropes for the above transcription.