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Kurt Angle Reveals He’s Leaving TNA in September, Talks About His Next Move

In the first part of his interview on Jim Ross’ podcast, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle revealed that his TNA contract is due to expire on September 21st, and the company has offered him an extension which he turned down.

The five-time TNA World Champion said his next pro wrestling contract will likely be his last, and he is taking time to consider what it means for him and the company that he signs on with.

Though Stephanie McMahon did leave the door open for a return during an interview in his hometown last year, it’s unclear whether WWE would take Angle back given the main reason they released him from his contract back in 2006 was due to health issues. Since then, Angle has suffered more injuries, surgeries and undergone treatment for substance abuse relating to drugs and alcohol. It’s also well-known that Vince McMahon and WWE are looking to slash costs, not add to them.

The other possibility would be Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling Promotion, and it could be a possibility given Angle and Jarrett have apparently made peace from any issues around Jarrett marrying Angle’s ex-wife, Karen.

  • Mike Wells

    He was released in 2006, not 2005.

    I’d love to see him back. A feud between him and Bryan would be brilliant. In fact, those two as a tag team leading up to a feud would have some funny moments!

  • D2K

    He’s already stated in a interview that he intends to return to WWE when his contract expires. He just doesn’t know if it will be this year or next year. Was not allowed to post the link to the interview.

  • Timothy Davis

    I feel there would only be one real destination in the E. Otherwise he would probably stay loyal to TNA. He wants to retire and probably be in the WWE Hall Of Fame and have that last Mania moment. Bryan vs. Angle could be amazing. He deserves at least one last WWE match. I know he had health issues but I thought he was dropped/left because of pill issues. If they let brittle Nash work a PPV match in his condition not so long ago then fucking let Angle.

  • D2K

    I’d love to see that.

  • Ray Myer

    All I can say is… Angle vs. Lesnar II at Wrestlemania 31.

  • Sarge

    Angle is no slouch. He will end up in WWE again to finish out his career. Not really a headline if he finished up in Global Force. I would bet my mom’s virginity on it . . . wait what!? Oh never mind.