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SMARK COUNTRY: What’s His Angle?

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Current TNA and former WWE superstar Kurt Angle had an interesting interview with, in which he discussed his future. Angle is currently at an impasse career-wise. He is still recuperating from his recent knee surgery, one of several that he’s had over the years. Kurt also is on the cusp of free agency. It is no secret that Kurt has shown interest in a WWE return. He is playing it close to the vest for the moment.

I can’t really say who I’m going with yet or what company I’m going to sign with. I am going to sign, but I’m going to just sign for one year, and that’s that. I think I’m pretty much done, I’m just going to have the best year I can have. Hopefully it’ll be my best year, then I’m going to retire.

The 1996 Olympic gold medalist, six time world champion in WWE and five time world champion in TNA world champion would surely be welcome back in World Wrestling Entertainment (despite a shaky past working relationship with Triple H) or be well compensated if he re-ups with TNA. His following words might hint at his ultimate decision.

I went with the company that was going to really emphasize what I wanted, and that was a limited wrestling schedule,” Angle said. “I would say no more than 40 dates a year, that’s what I wanted, that’s where I feel I am at in my career right now. That’s a lot of the reason, like I said, the company that I’m signing with is a company that really wanted to take care of me, both from a wrestling standpoint and a financial standpoint, and I’m very happy with it.

It will be three months before Angle is cleared to return to in-ring action. He stated himself that he’d do another year tops, then call it quits. Do you think that TNA would be in Angle’s best interest? Do you think the WWE would offer him the schedule or the money on his contract that he deserves?
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