Kurt Angle has dropped the clearest indication yet that he could eventually get back in the ring despite previously insisting that he will remain retired.
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle called time on his glittering in-ring career on April 7th 2019 with defeat to Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35.
Angle is widely-regarded as one of the greatest performers in history, as well as boasting a remarkable amateur career which saw him win an Olympic gold medal in 1996.
Ever since hanging up his boots, Angle has insisted that he has no desire to get back in the ring, citing the incredible toll that his career had taken on his body. As well as a well documented history of serious neck issues, the star also suffered with a tremendous amount of wear and tear on both knees which left him needing to have both joints replaced.
However, with the surgery now and done and dusted Angle has begun to look forwards once again. Speaking during a Gold Medal Q&A with AdFreeShows, Angle revealed that he expects to come back for one more match, admitting that he thinks about it all the time.
“I’m not gonna lie to you. [The thought of a return] comes across my mind here and there every once in a while but I just had knee replacements.” said Angle “I’m in no position to think about wrestling right now. It’s been two and a half months since I had my knees replaced. Both at the same time. It’s a little rough doing both of them at the same time. But you know what I’m not gonna count out anything.
I’ve told so many reporters and people from the news that I was done but there is a chance that I might end up coming back. I don’t know when, but it’ll probably be for one last match. I guess I’m putting it out there tonight. I didn’t wanna do that until my knees got better but I’m not gonna lie to you. I think about it all the time. I possibly could [return], yes.”
Kurt Angle is set to appear on the August 29th edition of Monday Night Raw in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.