Many fans remember Kurt Angle’s Milk-O-Mania moment as a fun segment, but one WWE Hall of Famer didn’t enjoy it.
The August 20th, 2001 edition of Raw featured a segment where The Alliance stable paid tribute to the WWE Champion “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
They were in the ring when Austin’s rival Kurt Angle showed up in a milk truck. At the time, Austin was the heel champion while Angle was the babyface challenger. The milk truck was Angle’s version of the infamous beer truck that Austin used in 1999 to douse Vince and Shane McMahon along with The Rock. Since Angle was known for drinking milk, it made sense for him to have a milk truck.
Angle went on to toss milk cartons into the ring and then Angle got a hose, which he used to spray milk on Austin, Stephanie McMahon, Debra (Austin’s wife at the time) and everybody else in the ring including the likes of Tommy Dreamer, Tazz & Shane Helms.
Jim Ross had a legendary call during the segment that he named “Milk-O-Mania” while saying of Stephanie McMahon: “The Million Dollar Princess has become a Dairy Queen!”
WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam didn’t like being part of Milk-O-Mania on Raw
Rob Van Dam, a WWE Hall of Famer, was also in the ring and he doesn’t have fond memories of that milk-spraying segment. While speaking on his 1 Of A Kind podcast, RVD shared his thoughts on that legendary Milk-O-Mania segment.
“When we’re talking about Kurt Angle’s comedy, the fans loved it. But, for me, the last thing I wanted to do was be in the ring getting sprayed with a hose full of milk. It wasn’t fun for me.”
“Looking at the big picture now, I can see why it was entertaining — all these big wrestlers slipping and falling. But for me, I was just like, ‘Oh my god, this is why I didn’t want to come to WWE.’ That’s exactly how I felt at the time.”
While it’s easy to see why RVD may not have liked getting milk sprayed on him, Kurt Angle has called it the favorite segment of his WWE career.