Kurt Angle Interview – says he wanted out of TNA last year during Jeff Jarrett & Karen Angle blow-up, who convinced him to stay?

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle and Madison Rayne were doing the rounds at media outlets in New York today to promote this weekend’s TNA house show tour.

There were some very interesting points of note by Kurt Angle who says he wanted out of his TNA contract last year after it became public knowledge that Jeff Jarrett and his ex-wife, Karen Angle, were living together. Angle says TNA president Dixie Carter talked him into staying with the company.

“Everything’s cool now. It was (crazy). At one point, I wanted to be released. I’m glad Dixie Carter refused to release me because I’m very happy there. Everything worked out for the best,” Angle said on the Boomer & Carton WFAN radio show in New York this morning.

Angle also discussed whether he’ll enter MMA with his strong amateur wrestling background. Angle said he’s had serious talks with UFC president Dana White, but he decided to stay in TNA rather than fully dedicate himself to fighting.

“I took the UFC physical last year with Dana White and passed it with flying colors. The thing is Dana will not let you wrestle and fight at the same time,” Angle said.

“He told me, ‘Whenever you decide to retire, give me a call.’ But, I make a good amount of money in TNA. I was always interested and Dana and I have had two very serious meetings, but I’ve decided to stick with TNA because it’s a fast-growing company.”

You can listen to the full interview below:


About Ray Mullan
Ray Mullan is a longtime wrestling fan and Owner/Editor of TNA UK . Also a contributing writer to a number of other online wrestling media including 1Wrestling.com, Wrestle Zone UK & Lords of Pain.

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