Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Magazine has an interview with Kurt Angle, who discussed his TNA run coming to an end, TNA moving to POP TV and more. Below are a few highlights:
Taking time off after his TNA contract expires next month:
"I wanted to get away from it a little bit. I put a lot of time into my pro wrestling career — not just on the road. I was also studying tape and things like that. It was a lot of fun being a part of those great matches. I will take a break. I won't be talking to TNA or WWE. I'm taking an acting class and signed with an agency. They've been getting me movie reads. I'm in a new part of my career, but at the same time I'm not at a point to say I will never wrestle again. I'd be lying if I'd say that."
Atmosphere in TNA being more relaxed than the WWE locker room:
"They aren't under the stress of knowing one bad match might be the doom of their career. It's about everyone helping each other. It's a more giving atmosphere than any other company I've worked for. …. I really enjoyed watching Eric Young, Bobby Roode and Bobby Lashley, who is a superior athlete. Then there is EC3, who has been a lot of fun to watch. Those guys are basically in the now and the future. They will carry the company."
Why he feels his TNA run was better than his WWE stint:
"The reason I choose TNA comes down maturity. I was hitting my peak right when I left WWE. I was in the stride of my peak in TNA. It was a better part of my career. The guys I got to wrestle and the opportunities I got were awesome. I had high expectations against guys like AJ and Joe, who I knew would be good. They proved me right, and it was a lot of fun starting out against them."
Angle also discussed TNA stars going to NXT, TNA moving to Pop TV, if he sees himself in a WWE ring again, his TNA debut and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.
Source: Channel Guide Magazine