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Kurt Angle opens up about he and Vince McMahon's "terrible parting" in 2006

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WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle returned to WWE last year to headline the WWE Hall Of Fame class of 2017. Angle was later introduced back to regularly WWE TV as the General Manager of Monday Night Raw. He was soon once again a competitor inside the WWE ring, competing at special events such as WrestleMania, Survivor Series, the Royal Rumble, and more.

Angle even teamed up with former UFC champion Ronda Rousey for her debut match in WWE. Recently, ahead of WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia, Angle spoke with Al Arabiya English to talk about several professional wrestling topics. One of those topics being his return to WWE and his relationship with Vince McMahon.

Apparently, Angle and McMahon had a "terrible parting" upon his initial departure from the company, but they've since been able to mend their relationship:

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"We had a terrible parting. A lot of it was my fault, but we didn't speak for a long time. Coming back was—we both wanted it, but the timing wasn't right until it happened when it did. Vince was always a father figure to me, so I always look to him as a father. He never stopped being that.

"When I came back, he hugged me, said welcome back, you're part of the family, and let's forget what happened. We had a horrible day on the day that I got released—the day I asked for my release. It was a horrible day. Vince and I didn't talk after that. It's nice to have mended up, to have realized that we're both bigger than that.

"We can move on. Vince has always been good to me, and he continues to be that to this day."