Kurt Angle reveals why WWE don't want him back
As Kurt Angle works his final matches for Impact wrestling, speculations regarding the Olympic Gold medalist’s future have served as fodder for the IWC.
The former WWE Champion, in a recent interview, revealed why WWE are apprehensive in getting him back. As far as the WWE is concerned, Angle is not going to initiate talks with them.
On why WWE don’t want to bring him back
He dismissed claims about WWE’s opinion of him being old and not fit enough to work a match and said that he feels his ability hasn’t diminished with time.
When asked about his history of abusing medication, Kurt said, ”If WWE thinks I’m too old or my body isn’t durable or that I have a problem with medication–which I obviously don’t, I’ve been clean and sober for two years and nine months–but the issue has nothing to do with my talent.”
Angle reveals that his turbulent history with pills lead to WWE cutting him off and also is the reason why they don’t want him back.
By highlighting the fact that WWE has an image to uphold, Angle said, “You’ve got to remember WWE is a publicly traded company and they have people to answer to, and you have a person who was pretty reckless from 2008 to 2013. I got hit with four DUIs. That’s pretty irresponsible. You have to look at a company that is publicly traded, like WWE, and the reputation they have to uphold, so you really have to be careful who you hire.
TNA’s help in cleaning his act up
TNA was the saving grace for Angle, who credits the promotion for cleaning his act and helping him stay clean for 2 years now. They helped with rehab and got the legend’s life back on track, for which Angle is deeply thankful.
“TNA is the reason why I’m clean and sober, so I have to give them credit, too. They allowed me time off to go to rehab and get my life together. So it’s one of those things where I’m not going to expect anything,” Angle said.
WWE return and HOF induction
When asked about the possibility of making it back in the WWE, Angle had one thing to say – “of course.” He is sure of making it into the WWE Hall Of Fame someday but knows for a fact that his former company wouldn't let him wrestle again.
“I think I’ll end up in the Hall of Fame, but I just don’t know if WWE will ever want me to wrestle again. It’s up to them and it’s up to me. I don’t know what I’m going to do. But if I do decide to do it, it would be nice. A lot of people would like to see it, so we’ll see what happens,” the legend said.
Angle would be facing Bobby Lashley in his final TNA match – which could be the last time we see him inside the squared circle.