Kurt Angle Reflects On When He Realized It Was Time To Retire

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Kurt Angle opened up on his retirement

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle took part in a Q&A session on his Facebook page where he took questions from fans.

Right off the bat, Angle was asked about when he realized it was time to retire from in-ring competition and what was going through his mind emotionally. 

“I knew I was ready to retire because I felt my body moving slower and I had a lot of joint pain. I was ok until I turned 48. Because I was GM of Raw, I was less active in the past 2 years. That inactivity caught up with me. I started getting arthritis throughout my body. It was quite sad. I was invincible for so many years. It was tough to deal with. But I’m ok with it now.”

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Angle lost his farewell match and ended his run as an active in-ring performer to Baron Corbin at the WrestleMania 35 pay-per-view event in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium. 

Since then, he has worked as an agent for the company. 

Angle was also asked who he would rather have wrestled – Bret Hart or Owen Hart. This is noted that he had the chance to wrestle Owen and loved working with him. While he always hoped to step in the ring with Bret, it never happened. 

He ended his answer by praising them by calling both stars incredible wrestlers.