WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently spoke with Metro UK about various topics. During the interview, he was asked about his return to WWE and being the General Manager of Monday Night RAW. Angle said that he always wanted to end his career in WWE, but he knew it would take a lot of hard work to return to the company after being away for a decade.
“For WWE to even talk to me, I had to get clean for four years, and I understand that they’re going to continue to monitor and drug test me to make sure I do stay clean. I’m okay with that, but I also know I bring a lot of value to the company. It’s kinda nice to start this program, and however, it ends up, whether I wrestle or not it’ll be good.”
In various interviews, Angle has talked about his desire to wrestle again and he has named guys like Roman Reigns and AJ Styles as potential opponents There is another name that continues to pop up, and that is former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor, who has also expressed his desire to wrestle Angle. When asked about wanting to wrestle Balor, Angle brought up how he had known Balor for ten years as he met him when he was wrestling in Japan. Angle brought up how he didn’t even recognize Balor when he returned to WWE, but after a few times of talking over the past few months, he remembered him as the kid from Japan. Angle praised Balor for what he has been able to do over the last ten years and called it incredible.
“I know that he was main eventing a lot of shows in Japan before he came to the United States, and he went through the Dojo camp over there. Wrestling Japanese style which is very stiff and he was able to survive it. He’s on top of the world, one of the top three guys right now and he’s just started. Being able to do a program with him would be awesome. I’m sure he dreamed of wrestling me back then, now I’m dreaming of wrestling him.”
Angle also talked about his drug addiction, his AngleStrong app, and more. You can read the entire interview here.