Kurt Angle has discussed his relationship with TNA President Dixie Carter during his time working for her at the company from 2006 until 2016.
Angle stunned the wrestling world when he joined TNA a few weeks after leaving WWE in 2006. During his time in the company, the Olympic gold medallist won the TNA World Championship a record-breaking six times.
On a special Q and A episode of The Kurt Angle Show, Angle answered questions from fans. One such question asked Angle about Carter and what working for her was like. Angle noted that Carter had been there for him during some difficult personal times he suffered while working at the company.
Kurt Angle responded:
“I thought she was a great boss, I had no problems with her. Sometimes, having a woman in charge is a lot better than a man, because they’re so much more understanding, more compassionate, and they’ll take care of you a little better. Dixie always would help, especially in my down times. when I had my DUIs, she sat me down and said we’ve got to get you help. She’s the reason, her and my wife, are the reasons that I went to rehab. Because she spoke to me honestly and candidly she wanted me to get help, she really cared about me. It’s very seldom that you have a boss that cares about you emotionally. Dixie did.”
After Angle left TNA in 2016, he returned to WWE in 2017 to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. Angle then had a tenure as General Manager of Raw before finishing his in-ring career at WrestleMania 35 against Baron Corbin.
During the Q and A, Angle was also asked about a notorious plane ride where the former four-time WWE Champion was forced to wrestle Vince McMahon at thirty thousand feet.