Kurt Angle lopettaa aktiiviuransa ja ottelee TNA-jäähyväisensä tammikuussa brittiikiertueella. Vielä kun jotakuta kiinnostaisi TNA, itselläkin tekee tiukkaa että jaksaa edes tuon viimeisen hetken katsoa.
Jatkon suhteen Kurttu aikoo pitää vuoden lomaa, minkä jälkeen aikoo vielä otella part-timerina siellä missä pystyy. Miehen omat odotukset on rivien välistä luettuna luonnollisesti WWE:ssä, mutta vissiin ainakaan aiemmin WWE ei ole ollut kiinnostunut antamaan part-time-sopparia. Vaihtoehdot WWE:lle olisivat sitten TNA (jos on olemassa) ja sopimuksista vapaa indytyöskentely.
Niinjoo, Tohtori tietää myös Daniel Bryanin kuntoutuvan vielä ottelukykyiseksi ja sen jälkeen Angle lupaa että Kurt vs. Bryan tulee tapahtumaan. Sitä odotellessa.
PWInsider kirjoitti:Kurt Angle did an interview with Digital Spy talking about finishing up with TNA, possibly returning to WWE, wanting to wrestle Daniel Bryan and more at this link.
Is January really his last tour?: "Yeah, this is my final tour for TNA Wrestling. Is it my retirement match? For TNA, yes... I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm going to take a year off after that and see what I want to do. It's cool because if I were going to retire anywhere, it's here. The crowd, the fans, every time we come here we pack the house. We're having a bit of difficulty doing that in the United States, so to come here and be able to have my last few matches is phenomenal - it's a great way to go out."
Will he get back in the ring after he takes a year off?: "Am I finished wrestling for good? No. I don't plan on doing a lot of it. Whether I do decide to wrestle for myself, or TNA, or WWE, it would be very, very part time - very limited. But I've had a wonderful 9 years in TNA. It's been a lot of fun. This company has been through so many ups and downs and being along and enjoying the ride was really cool. For a small company like TNA, the things we were able to do were nothing short of phenomenal. The wrestlers we had - Sting, myself, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode - it was a lot of fun."
Seeing Sting and Samoa Joe doing good in WWE: "I'm not surprised. Or the Dudley Boyz, or James Storm. There is so much talent in TNA that could be on the main roster in WWE. The problem with TNA is not talent. Whether we've had the budget the last couple of years... we spent a lot of money and that hit the company pretty hard. We made some good decisions, we made some bad decisions. But overall, TNA survived and they tried to make that comeback again to where they were in 2009."
Rumors about him joining the WWE Hall of Fame: "I'll believe the hype when I decide to talk to WWE. I haven't. We were going to have some type of meeting last year, unfortunately it got cancelled. We really haven't spoken. I don't expect them to speak to me until my contract's up and I haven't really gone after them to talk to them. Somewhere along the line it'll happen, I just don't know when. Would it be an honour to be in the WWE Hall of Fame? Yeah, it's an incredible honour. Would it kill me if I wasn't? No, it wouldn't. The most important thing to me is being in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, which is Olympic wrestling. That's where my legacy truly is. It would be nice to be on the WWE Hall of Fame - it'll happen, I just don't know when."
Any chance of rejoining WWE?: "We'll see. Would it be a possibility? Yeah. I'm not ruling out anything. I know that next year I will take off and then we'll see where it goes. I have spoken to TNA about possibly coming back someday. That's still on the table. The way TNA has treated me the last 9 years, I can't throw them away. Whether it's TNA or WWE - or I could end up doing something myself. I have a match in March with Rey Mysterio... it'll be kind of nice just to promote myself and wrestle guys like Rey."
Thoughts on Daniel Bryan and will he ever wrestle again: "Daniel Bryan is my pick. He always will be, I really believe he'll be back. Right now, pound for pound, he's the best wrestler on the planet. He reminds me a lot of AJ Styles - there's a kid who doesn't get credit either - he's one of the top three right now in wrestling, Daniel Bryan. I've had my eye on him for years. It was like when I was in WWE. I'm happy, I'm having all these wonderful matches, but that young kid over in TNA, that AJ Styles, I'd love to get my hands on him. Eventually I did. That's how I feel about Daniel Bryan. It's going to happen. Whether it's in WWE or TNA or independently - we'll book it and make it happen somehow."