Kurt Angle Appears On Jim Ross’ Podcast And Says He Wants To Return To WWE – Listen To The Audio


– The second part of Kurt
Angle’s appearance on Jim Ross’ Ross Report podcast is online, and you can
listen to it below. Here are some highlights from the interview:

– Angle
says that he’s interested in returning to WWE, but that he is in a difficult
spot due to his current TNA contract because he can’t legally negotiate with WWE
or speak with Vince McMahon, Triple H or Stephanie McMahon about a return. As
such, he doesn’t know how interested WWE might be in him coming back. He did say
that TNA has been good to him but noted that if he waits for his TNA deal to
expire before approaching WWE, he could jeopardize his spot in TNA. He said that
he would like to finish his career in WWE.

– He said that Dixie Carter
and her family have been very good to him and that as much as he wants to help
TNA, he wants to see what WWE offers him.

– When Ross brought up the
Wellness policy, Angle said that a year ago he wouldn’t have passed a WWE
physical as he was abusing alcohol, pain killers and Xanax. He said that he’s
been clean for eleven months and would have no problem passing the company’s
physical. ANgle added that he has read reports about him not being able to pass
the exams but that his health is not an issue, including his recent

– Angle described his previous WWE run as being one where he
messed up a good thing through his substance abuse. He said that McMahon was not
able to trust him as the face of the company no matter how much he wanted to and
while he used to blame Vince for that, he now blames himself. He said that if he
does come back he wants to show those in charge that he’s cleaned up his

– When asked who he would like to work with in WWE, he said he
would like to work with Daniel Bryan, CM Punk (if he ever returns), Cesaro,
Roman Reigns, Rusev and Brock Lesnar.

– He also addressed Punk’s leaving
the company, saying that he respected Punk’s decision but said he didn’t think
Punk should burn his bridges. He added that Punk could become a part-timer like
the Rock and do one-off dates for big paydays, which he should consider down the

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  • HailCaesar

    did angle not shoot his mouth off the other day being clean for over 1 year? i do not know how many of you know people that are “TRULY” in recovery, but they can tell you the month, day, hour, minute, and second they stopped using…

    • Abobo

      Every person is different

  • Froot

    That’s such a slap in the taint how Bully Ray and Kurt Angle are vocal about wanting to return to the WWE and would at the drop of a hat. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to, but while under contract to and representing another wrestling promotion? Just comes off as disrespectful. But then again when you’re getting paid less than what a part time Walmart worker gets, you’d probably be a bit agitated and not care.

    • I Am Hate

      Its like old ECW besides a few die hard just about anyone would do anything to get to WWE.

    • Abobo

      Bully Ray



      Jul 11

      Attn ALL negative “critics” and “experts” of @IMPACTWRESTLING. GO FUCK YOURSELF! Have a nice day. 🙂 RT if you agree.

    • James Reed

      I bet Angle probably makes 300-500 K per year… Bully probably makes around 200 K per year… That’s better than the 15,000 per year you make at Wal Mart

  • burning_justice

    Then shut up and return, bish.

  • fenrisdowned1

    Why would he admit to all that drug shit!! It just makes him look terrible! AND a liability to possibly rehire! It’s no ones business to what degree he’s sober . I’m glad he’s doing well but, keep it shut, come back and wrestle Kurt!

    • Danny Boy

      He is just bein honest and maning up to his mistakes its not like he is on them now.

      • fenrisdowned1

        No, but being on the same medication as him, I know how little 11 months is, and how easy it is to relapse.. He will be hurting for that stuff on top of his physical back pain or pain in other places of his body, so people around him will give him shit about whether or not he’s using stuff here and there to help manage his pain… I’m rambling here.. You’re right

  • I haven’t a clue why Dixie allows talents to poo on the company that they’re CURRENTLY working for, like Kurt just did.

    • Thedictorvictorious1

      How did he “poop on the company?” He said the Carter’s have done a ton for him and that he is greatfull for it. He just wants to finish up his career in the company where it began (which happens to be the biggest and the best in terms of pay and exposure). Also, all of a sudden you can’t voice your freedom of speech if you don’t like your current employment? I don’t think Dixie “allows” it, I think she knows that doing anything other than just that is bad for buisness (geez I sound like HHH, yuck! lol), borderline illegal (totally illegal in my book), and plain un-American. Just saying.

    • Krueg518

      My thoughts plus they should be told not to mention WWE at all. Talk about TNA!

  • DiarrheaMargarita

    “he could jeopardize his spot in TNA”

    That’s so funny, considering tna is currently jeopardizing their spot on tv.

    Take the millions Kurt, screw that glorified Indy show.

  • tayda

    It would be cool seeing angle back in the e on a side not tna must really not be squat if there top performers are so vocal about there desire to go or go back in this case to the e

  • Not gonna lie. I would mark the hell out if Angle’s music hit.

    Plus, he’d have a fantastic BluRay or DVD.

    • TheAcolytes

      I’ll 1+ you by having Rusev continue to beat swagger and when it all looks helpless, BAM! Here comes angle, his WWE theme is so good too

  • J-Man

    The way that Angle has handled these last few months has caused me to lose a ton of respect for him.

    TNA had paid him well & stuck with him through his multiple drug/alcohol incidents, yet he’s been disrespecting the company (and wrestlers) by literally groveling for the WWE to give him a job. All the while still being under contract to TNA.

    He owes it to TNA (Dixie & wrestlers) to finish out his contract as a faithful employee of TNA, not putting down the product while propping up the WWE.

  • Abobo

    Actually Angle said on the podcast that he’s interested in what WWE has to offer. He never said who he’d sign with. He said he isn’t sure. No doubt Kurt would like to have a last run there, it’s where he started. But he said he has to hear what both TNA and WWE have to offer. But all that can’t fit in an attention-worthy headline I suppose.


    ANGLE is a traitor!