As seen below, WWE Hall of Famer and Producer Kurt Angle spoke with Matt Freund of WHO-HOD Channel 13 in Iowa and said his in-ring career is definitely over.
Angle shot down the idea of a potential ring return and said it’s unfortunate that he had his best years in a smaller company and not WWE, likely a reference to TNA.
“No, I had my time,” Angle said of a potential ring return. “And I’m at the age of 51, my body is pretty banged up. And I had a great career, you know. It’s unfortunate that my best years were with a smaller company and not to WWE, but that’s a choice I had to make. I did it for my own benefit and my own health, and that was the right decision to make.
“I was able to travel all over the world, both in amateur and pro wrestling. And I got to see many things that a lot of people don’t get to see. And I took advantage of that, you know. I would tour countries and cities and see their cultures and see what they would do and see their famous places. And I can look back now and say, ‘I did it,’ and that was the most interesting part of my career.”
Angle lost his Retirement Match to King Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35 last year. He’s currently working behind-the-scenes as a Producer.
Really neat for this pro wrestling fan to get a few minutes to speak with @RealKurtAngle, who was nice enough to share some interesting perspective on his Hall of Fame career with WWE (and TNA). pic.twitter.com/RuO5tS7oCw
— Mark Freund (@MarkFreundTV) February 2, 2020