Kurt Angle was one of the cornerstones of WWE in the modern era, having also overcome the many doubts that hovered about him at the beginning of his career. The ex-world champion's thrilling ride ended at WrestleMania 35, albeit not in the way he and the fans would have hoped for.
It is known that the former Olympic gold medalist wanted John Cena as his last opponent, but the latter’s commitments to Hollywood prevented the plan from being realized. Baron Corbin, therefore, had the honor of 'withdrawing' a legend like Angle, at the end of a match that generated several controversies and many regrets.
Although he is widely recognized as one of the best performers on the microphone, it is interesting to note that the WWE Hall of Famer has never been offered a role as a commentator. During the last edition of his now-famous show, Kurt said he would be open to considering such an opportunity.
Kurt Angle on his future
"It is a hypothesis that I have always held in high regard. To be honest, I never got any real offers to become a commentator. I'm not sure why, maybe they think I don't have the right qualities to be successful in that field.
If someone offered me such a chance, I would think about it very carefully” - explained Kurt Angle. Various former WWE stars have moved into the commentary booth after retiring from wrestling, including The Big Show (which recently debuted in All Elite Wrestling).
Kurt admitted that his physical condition is worsening: “In previous years, I had always undergone rapid interventions with the aim of getting back into the ring as soon as possible. I did the last one in 2015, at least I think.
Right now I have tremendous pain in my neck, which causes numbness in my arms and fingers. Eventually, I will have to undergo a merger operation, which I had always postponed until now." Kurt Angle was fired from WWE in 2020 following a spate of releases linked to the outbreak of the pandemic.
The WWE Hall of Famer was a recent guest on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast where he delved into his move from WWE to TNA in 2006, and the success he enjoyed in the promotion. “I actually had a better career there,” said Angle.
“I hate to admit it because WWE was the big company, but I got better. I was only in the business for six and a half years when I switched to TNA, and that was the prime of my career. I mean, my matches with Samoa Joe, Sting, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, all those guys, I had a really great career there."