His Thoughts on Vince McMahon: "Vince is all business," said Angle, "but when the curtain goes down, he's also a great friend. He was like a father figure to me. I have a lot of respect for him. I have to give him credit for taking what I had and producing it the way he did. It was a blessing. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be sitting here right now."
On Starting As a Heel: "It was Vince's idea," explained Angle. "He saw what happened with The Rock when he started. He tried to start him as a baby face and it blew up in their hands. With me, he knew what was going to happen. When I started to get booed, he had me respond to the fans. He was looking for any kind of chant from the fans that I could respond to negatively and get myself much more heat. Vince is brilliant. He knew that all along, even though I didn't, but that's why he's the man."
On a Potential WWE Return: "I can't say I'll never go back," Angle said. "My contract is up in eight months, so we'll see."