Kurt Angle On An In-Ring Return, How His Career Should End, & More

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Kurt Angle was recently interviewed by Esquire regarding a number of topics including a possible return to the ring:

“Well right now I’m just concentrating on my behind-the-scenes role as General Manager. I haven’t even had a physical yet and I don’t expect I will have one until they [the WWE] have some more detail of what they want me to do down the line. But is there a possibility? Yeah, there is a definite possibility! I think it’s more than likely it will happen. I don’t know if it has to do with this new story line that’s going on right now, but I’m sure that it will happen eventually. I still haven’t taken a physical though so I’m not going to get my hopes up until I do that.”

He also discussed the way he'd like to end his career:

“My main aim would just be to contribute and wrestle some of the younger guys. There’s a lot of great talent right now and I’d love to be able to mix it up with them. I would also imagine that, being who I am, I’d get a pretty high profile match at Wrestlemania if I did wrestle again. And yeah, I think everybody wants a title-run. I’m 48 years old – I’m still in great shape, I can still go pretty hard in the ring, but then again there are other talents out there that need the title more than I do. Don’t get me wrong it would be a lot of fun if I did get a title run, but at the same time as long as I’m contributing and helping out the company I’d be happy with that.”

Finally, Angle discussed his initial motivation to return to WWE:

“Well I have three little ones who have actually never seen me wrestle – a 6 year old, a 4 year old, and a 7 month old – so I’ve always wanted to return for them. And not only that but I also feel like I owe it to the WWE universe to come back and end my career where it all began. I know that a lot of fans have been asking for that for many years. It hasn’t been about feeding my ego and it certainly hasn’t been about making money: it’s been about the WWE universe, the fans, and my kids. I want to show them what daddy can really do.”

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