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Kurt Angle dishes on conversation with Triple H, says he may return to WWE next year



Former WWE/TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard about a potential WWE return and more. During the interview, Angle confirmed that he will not be returning to WWE for the draft, which takes place on July 19th during a live SmackDown broadcast. However, Angle did state that he believes he will be back in WWE in the future.

“I had a talk with WWE. It’s confidential. I will not be returning for the draft. Possibly in the future, most likely next year, but that is not a guarantee. It was a loose conversation but I will be in touch with Triple H [Paul Levesque] in the future.”

When asked about his relationship with Vince McMahon, Angle gave high praise to his former boss.

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“Vince always cared about me. He’s a good guy, and he felt like he was my father figure. I admired Vince’s work ethic and drive. He was a machine. He was willing to sacrifice so much to be a success, and he was one of those guys who I feared and looked up to. I feared him the same way I feared my father. I was right – he was a good guy. He would tell me when I screwed up, and he’d tell me how to fix it. He basically said, ‘Listen, you won an Olympic gold medal. Very few people on this planet have ever done that. You’re special, you can kick this thing.’ But I fell back into it.”

Angle also talked about beating his addiction and more. You can read the entire interview here.