The New York Post has a new article online featuring quotes from Kurt Angle. In it, he reveals he’ll be working with a “Bulgarian guy” on TNA’s upcoming tour of England to keep him sharp. However, that was not by any means Angle’s most interesting comment. In the piece, he guarantees he will earn a spot on the United States Olympic wrestling team and calls Jack Swagger and Randy Orton disrespectful. Below are the highlights:
“I’ve been wrestling professionally for 12 years and I have been training for the Olympics for seven months. It’s going really well,” Angle told The Post. “I can guarantee that I will either make the Olympic team or be an alternate. I will go over to London and represent my country.”
“Thank God TNA has backed me up. They have supported me. They gave me 25 days a month to train [for the Olympics],” Angle said.
“When Jack Swagger copies my ankle lock and Randy Orton does my Angle Slam, it’s disrespectful,” Angle said. “I didn’t come up with the Ankle Lock, Ken Shamrock came up with the Ankle Lock but I waited until he retired to do the Ankle Lock. That company has no respect for me.”
“I love Vince McMahon. He came up with the Kurt Angle character,” Angle said. “He ran with it and then I was able to run with it. I thank him for the opportunity he gave me. Vince McMahon was one of my best friends, period. Now I’m loyal to Dixie Carter.”
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