During a Q&A on Facebook, Kurt Angle answered questions from fans. A surprise answer came when Angle had no regrets choosing Impact Wrestling over WWE.
“I had a great career in TNA, maybe better than my WWE career,” said Angle. “I had a reduced schedule there. And I wrestled so many greats AJ, Joe, Sting [and] Roode to name a few. My body couldn’t hold up to the rigorous schedule in WWE at the time. I always imagine the career I could have had if I stayed in WWE. It would have been incredible, but I couldn’t stay.”
After winning an Olympic gold medal, he made the smooth transition to pro wrestling in 1998. He would become one of the tops superstars, putting classic matches together and winning most of titles WWE offered. Due to a prescription pills addiction and WWE’s hectic wrestling schedule, Angle was sent to the ECW brand in 2006. Angle’s stay did not last because of the growing problems and he shocked fans after asking and receiving his WWE release in August 2006.
Months later, Angle joined Impact Wrestling as a complete surprise. He would be their star during his entire run, again winning every title that was available. In March 2016, he left Impact Wrestling as the company was unable to hand out such hefty contracts and still wanting one more run with WWE. Unlike his WWE departure, Angle left Impact Wrestling on good terms.
Fast forward to January 2016, when Angle was announced for the WWE Hall of Fame. Days after the ceremony, Angle was named the new RAW General Manager by Vince McMahon. He still holds the job title on Monday nights and also wrestles on occasion. His biggest match to date since returning to WWE after a decade away was teaming with Ronda Rousey to defeat Triple H & Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 34.