Interview Highlights: Kurt Angle Talks Being in the Main Event Again, WWE Part-Timers
TNA star Kurt Angle sat down with Alfonso Castillo of Newsday.com and discussed several topics. Here are a couple highlights:
Angle talks about wanting to once again be a main event talent:
"This is a nice little break, but I'm getting ready to step and get back in the front seat. By no means am I ready to retire. I'm doing this to help the company. But pretty soon, I'll be back in the main event mix."
Angle on WWE part-time talent like Chris Jericho and The Undertaker possibly opening a door for his own return someday:
"Since these guys wrestle part time, obviously it's appealing. But that's what I do in iMPACT Wrestling right now. My loyalty is with iMPACT Wrestling right now. I can't think about it yet until my contract is up. But is there a possibility (of a WWE return)? You can't throw anything off the table.
Angle's advice to younger wrestlers about going on to the Olympics:
"I try to tell the college kids, and they don't understand, that when you're 22 years old, you're still a kid. You have fighters in their 40's now. I didn't peak until I was about 32 or 33 and I retired from Olympic wrestling when I was 26. Push back the MMA a little bit. Try for the Olympics, and if you medal, you'll get paid more."
You can read the full Newsday article here.