Kurt Angle recently spoke with Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Magazine to promote TNA’s upcoming European tour. During the interview, Angle shed some more light about his upcoming departure from TNA. After initially calling it a retirement, Angle now says he’ll be taking a year off from pro wrestling and ‘he’d be lying’ if he said he was retiring from the the ring.
“I wanted to get away from it a little bit,” Angle said. “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.”
When asked about TNA President Dixie Carter, Angle praised her and said that the door is always open for a potential return to TNA.
“The door will always be open,” he said. “They proved to me what was more important. For them it was the well-being of their wrestlers — above the tickets they were selling or the ratings they were getting. What happened and occurred, Dixie put people first. She didn’t say, ‘TNA is going to go into turmoil because of this …’ She showed that personable side to her that makes you think that you can connect with this person because they care about me.”
You can read the full interview over at Channelguidemagblog.com.