Kurt Angle has opened up about his upset on how relationships with his colleagues, including The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, have changed after retiring.
Angle called wrestling a “sad business” after admitting that he wishes for more interaction with superstars that travelled the world together.
The WWE Hall of Famer was reflecting on his appearance on Raw XXX, which saw Angle involved with Degeneration-X before being interrupted by Imperium, led by Royal Rumble Iron Man Gunther.
Discussing Raw XXX on The Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic Gold medalist shared his delight at seeing so many familiar faces backstage. This led to the discovery that Angle wished more of his fellow WWE alumni would stay in closer contact:
“You know what? You’re right, Paul. The wrestling business is really sad because you live with these guys and girls on the road. You’re with them more than you are with your family. But when it’s done, nobody keeps in touch. Nobody calls each other. Nobody reaches out, just the ones that are very, very close. You know, maybe Triple H and Shawn Michaels. For the most part, nobody really keeps in touch with each other.”
Kurt Angle Never Hears From The Undertaker
Despite being close friends during his iconic career, Kurt Angle went on to explain that he never hears anything from The Undertaker or Brock Lesnar.
Angle and Taker had multiple one-on-one battles in WWE, including for the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series 2000 and No Way Out 2006.
The close relationships formed inside a WWE dressing room are something Angle would like back with The Undertaker, Lesnar, and Shelton Benjamin among the guys he misses speaking with.
“I mean, I text Triple H every couple of months. He’ll text me back, or he will get a hold of me every couple of months, but it’s not a lot. I don’t hear anything from Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, you know, all my closest friends. Even Shelton Benjamin. I never hear from him. It’s a sad business in that category.”
Kurt Angle rose to fame after winning Olympic Gold in 1996 and became a star during the WWE Attitude Era, with a charismatic mix of comedic performances and athletic ability that soon saw him become the fifth Grand Slam Champion in WWE.
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