Kurt Angle has discussed wanting to face John Cena and the possibility of having one last match.
On the August 29 edition of WWE Raw, Kurt Angle made his return to the promotion in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania.
The Olympic Gold Medalist hasn’t competed inside the squared circle since WrestleMania 35 in 2019 when he lost a retirement match to Baron Corbin.
Speaking on the Wrassingh Show, Angle was asked if there’s an itch to get back in the ring.
“No, there’s not. It’s just that, in pro wrestling, anything is possible and maybe down the road, I might have the itch to do it again. I don’t have it now and I don’t want it now, but you never know. You wait a couple years after knee replacement surgery, see how you feel, and if it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, that’s okay.”
The WWE Hall of Famer recently had double knee replacement surgery in May.
When asked if he would still like to have his last match against John Cena, Angle explained:
“John, I still think he’s possibly still in his prime. I would definitely say John Cena. The reason for that is, I’m 53 years old, I’m not the same athlete I was when I was 33. When I decided to retire, it was because I lost a step and I didn’t want the fans to remember me as the person who was in the ring when I returned to WWE. I wanted them to remember me as the person who was in his prime who was literally the best wrestler in the world. Knowing that John is still in his prime, I know he can carry me through a match.”
In the same interview, Kurt Angle discussed the possibility of having non-wrestling involvement with WrestleMania 39.
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