Source: The New York Post
The New York Post has an in-depth interview with Kurt Angle about his Olympic aspirations. During the interview, the topic turned to his pro wrestling career, you can check out some highlights below:
Moving from amateur wrestling to pro wrestling: "It was a complete career adaptation. It wasn't a step above, going from amateur wrestling to pro wrestling, it was going from real wrestling to sports entertainment. A lot of people put me up there as far as saying he's one of the best ever. And I've only been wrestling for 11 and a half years. I think that Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker, guys who have put 30 years into it deserve it. Me getting that praise after only 11 years -- it's not fair."
Wrestlers using his moves: "When Jack Swagger copies my ankle lock and Randy Orton does my Angle Slam, it's disrespectful. I didn't come up with the Ankle Lock, Ken Shamrock came up with the Ankle Lock but I waited until he retired to do the Ankle Lock. That company has no respect for me."
On Vince McMahon: "I love Vince McMahon. He came up with the Kurt Angle character. He ran with it and then I was able to run with it. I thank him for the opportunity he gave me. Vince McMahon was one of my best friends, period. Now I'm loyal to Dixie Carter."
Much more is contained in the interview, you can check it out at this link.