Kurt Angle has revealed just how much money it would take for him to step back into the ring for the fabled ‘one more match.’
The WWE Hall of Famer hasn’t wrestled in any capacity since being defeated by Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35 in 2019. However, that doesn’t mean that Angle hasn’t been in demand. During a recent interview, the former WWE Champion revealed that he had received offers from both AEW and IMPACT Wrestling to come out of retirement.
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast The Kurt Angle Show, available via Ad Free Shows, Angle put a number on just how much money it would take to get him inside an AEW ring. However, the Olympic Gold Medallist jokingly admits that even that amount of money might not be enough to overcome the wrath of his wife.
“If they paid me $10 million, I would do one more match,” Angle said. “I’ll wrestle Kenny [Omega] for $10 million. I’ll get my ass kicked.”
“Mrs. Angle [would kick my ass], I’m more scared of her than anybody else. I wouldn’t be able to tell her, there’s no way she would let me do it. She would lock all the doors from the outside.”
Angle went on to discuss the championships that he wishes he could have won during his title-laden career. The Hall of Famer suggested that titles in AEW and ROH would have meant he could lay claim to be the best ever.
“Well I mean questions go off in my mind especially with AEW and the run they’re having right now,” Angle said. “Obviously I would love to have an AEW title, it would put a feather in my cap. I also wouldn’t mind Ring of Honor. I’ve never been there, I’ve never done that. I’ve gone to TNA, WWE, NJPW, but if you win all the titles from all the territories, through all the promotions, then you’re the best ever and I want to be the best ever. Unfortunately it’s not going to happen with AEW or ROH, especially with my body’s condition but I would say those two would put a feather in my cap.”
On previous episodes of his podcast Angle has been open about the issues he now faces as a result of his punishing in-ring career. The former Olympian recently revealed that he broke his neck four times while with WWE, on top of his famed neck problems during the Olympics.
The WWE legend also described how he’s in “extreme pain all day” and has to “work on” his body for two to three hours per day.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.