Kurt Angle Speaks On Bobby Lashley’s WWE Return, His Setback In WrestleMania 34 Match


WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle spoke to USA Today to talk about various topics. Here are the highlights.

Bobby Lashley returning to WWE:

“That surprised me. I literally didn’t even know about him discussing anything with the company. Bobby was a guy that was overlooked years back. He came into his own at Impact Wrestling. He proved that he’s an incredible sports entertainer, but Bobby was also, you know… he always wanted to be a pro wrestler. He wanted to be a sports entertainer. He didn’t necessarily want to be a fighter, but he had to fight to make some great money. So he did what he had to do to provide for his family by being in Bellator. Not that he didn’t enjoy it, but he had more of a love for sports entertainment than he did MMA.

“I’m glad he’s on Raw. I wrestled him many times – I beat him for the world title, he beat me. We had some great matches, and I know he’s capable of doing it. I think one of the matches I’d really be intrigued to see is him versus Brock.”

Only setback in his WrestleMania 34 match:

“The only setback was, again, because of my overtraining, I pulled a muscle in my quad just like I did before Survivor Series. I was more concerned about that than the match itself. I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. When I was training a couple of days prior, I couldn’t push off of my one leg. And I was like ‘oh God, not again.’

Survivor Series was a big let-down for me because I couldn’t really do much. At WrestleMania, I got through the match. I’m not going to say it was my best performance, but I got through the match and I did what I had to do to make sure the match was as good as it was. So I can’t complain. I’m going to start training smarter instead of overtraining and trying to get ready for the Olympics. That’s just who I am. My intensity, I have to step back on it. I have to remember I’m 49 years old, I act like I’m 25.”

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