The News-Democrat interviewed Kurt Angle this weekend, who threw the first pitch at the Gateway Grizzlies game on Friday. Below are a couple of highlights:
"I get asked that question quite often. What was the single greatest achievement of my career? Was it winning the WWE title? Was it winning the TNA heavyweight championship? No, it was winning the Olympic Gold medal. It defined my career. It defined my life," Angle said. "Aside from being a dad four times with a fifth one on the way, it's the highlight."
Why he is taking this year off:
"Wrestling professionally is a great life, but it's also a very grueling and demanding lifestyle we as wrestlers go through. I mean we're on the road constantly, doing between 250 to 300 shows each year. Hitting the mat as much as we do, it takes its toll on us physically.
"That's why I said, I'm taking this year off to let my body rest and heal."
Angle also discussed what he will be doing during his time off, the Olympics and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.