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Kurt Angle claims he almost wrestled Bret Hart at WrestleMania

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Kurt Angle recently spoke with Donald Wood from Ring Rust Radio to promote TNA’s upcoming European tour. During the interview, Angle talked about returning to WWE, wanting to wrestle Daniel Bryan, and his dream opponent. Here are the highlights.

On why he thinks he and WWE could not reach an agreement and whether he is still open to a part-time run in WWE:

Right now, I am not thinking that far into it. If I feel good after I take my time off, I might want to continue wrestling. That's why I didn't say I was retiring from wrestling for good. It was just the last matches I had under contract with TNA. It's more of a TNA retirement thing rather than anything else. I'm enjoying everything about retirement right now.

On the possibility of working a match at WrestleMania 33:

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I don't know to be honest. It all depends on how I feel about the situation. Is there a possibility that there will be a meeting in the future? Yes, I'm not counting it out. I think anybody in pro wrestling wouldn't mind their last match being at WrestleMania.

On Bret Hart and a dreamopponent he never got to work with:

You said his name. We were so close to doing it. We had talked about his return in WWE, but ultimately we just couldn't make it happen. I understand why Bret took the match the following year with Vince at WrestleMania. I was a little bit offended, but when I talked to him he told me, "Kurt, I didn't wrestle Vince that night. If I can't go out there and put on the Bret Hart performance that I know I can, then I'm just not going to do it." I respected his decision for not wanting to after that. It made me understand that he had been through hell from the head injury to the stroke, he just can't do it anymore the way he wants to do it. If he can't be at that Bret level, he just isn't going to do it.

I assume Kurt is talking about WrestleMania 26 in 2010.

You can listen to the interview here: