Kurt Angle is retired, but he’s also in great shape. You never know if he might decide to dust off his boots and make a return for another run in the ring. It wouldn’t come cheap for any pro wrestling company to get him out of retirement. I would also have to be a run of matches against younger talent.
While speaking on the Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic Hero was asked about the possibility of facing Sting in AEW. Angle shut that down for a couple of reasons, age being a big one. Then Kurt Angle admitted that he’s not too old to wrestle younger guys because they can spice things up and make it interesting.
“Well considering I’m 52 and Sting’s a lot older than I am, I’d say the chances are no, slim to none. For many reasons, we’re too old. We’re not too old to wrestle younger guys, you wrestle a younger guy who can spice up the match and make it a little more interesting, you can have some great matches still. When you start losing a step and you’re both older and both lost a step, it’s really hard to make that up.”
“Undertaker vs. Goldberg, they were both up in age but if you put Goldberg with Brock Lesnar or Undertaker with AJ Styles, or switch them around, you’re going to get a great match. The younger guy keeps the match flowing, keeps the match moving. To have two older guys who should most likely be retired but they can still go, it’s going to be a lot more difficult to have a successful match.”
A lot of thought goes into a good pro wrestling pairing. Kurt Angle might have enough gas in the tank for a return to the ring, but the real question is whether he is interested in making that happen. It doesn’t make it any less fun to consider.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote