In terms of the most talented in-ring WWE wrestlers ever, Kurt Angle is arguably second only to the legendary Shawn Michaels. It is fitting that Kurt should one day return to the company that he started with, the grand stage he deserves to finish his legacy.
A recent radio interview that Kurt has given to WEEI 93.7FM indicates that the return will one day happen.
Returning to WWE:
“I can’t say I’ll never go back. My contract is up in eight months, so we’ll see.”
His friendship with Vince McMahon:
“Vince is all business, but when the curtain goes down, he’s also a great friend. He was like a father figure to me. I have a lot of respect for him. I have to give him credit for taking what I had and producing it the way he did. It was a blessing. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be sitting here right now.”
It sounds as if Kurt is aware that a WWE return is the best move for him at some point in the future. There is too much money to be made on both sides from a final run for Angle, much like Batista’s recently reported 2 year deal with Vince, Angle can end his career in the right way and contest some classics with the likes of Bryan and Punk over 2015. A Wrestlemania match with The Undertaker would be another huge occasion for Kurt. It sounds as if Angle is ready to come home, and he has moved on from the bitterness (and reported challenge to fight Vince) he had in 2006.
Angle also discussed some of his personal issues from recent years -
On training for another Olympic run in his Forties contributing to his drug addiction:
“I realize now I can’t. There’s nothing I can do that will top that. Nothing. Not pro wrestling, not acting, not getting into MMA. Nothing will give me that feeling. I need to stop competing with myself. I tend to try to outdo myself quite a bit. But if I don’t do that, I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied. I like to challenge myself all the time.”
On his divorce and other personal battles:
“The divorce and my personal issues have been a blessing. Now my life is in a much better place. I’m clean and sober, and I don’t want to go back.”
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This article was first posted on January 3, 2014