In a recent interview with News-Democrat, former WWE superstar Kurt Angle discussed his greatest career achievement and why he’s taking a year off.
On his greatest career achievement:
“I get asked that question quite often. What was the single greatest achievement of my career? Was it winning the WWE title? Was it winning the TNA heavyweight championship? No, it was winning the Olympic Gold medal. It defined my career. It defined my life,” Angle said. “Aside from being a dad four times with a fifth one on the way, it’s the highlight.”
On taking a year off:
“Wrestling professionally is a great life, but it’s also a very grueling and demanding lifestyle we as wrestlers go through. I mean we’re on the road constantly, doing between 250 to 300 shows each year. Hitting the mat as much as we do, it takes its toll on us physically.
“That’s why I said, I’m taking this year off to let my body rest and heal.”