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Kurt Angle Reacts to WWE HOF Induction, Comments on if He’ll Return at Wrestlemania

As we previously reported, former WWE Champion Kurt Angle will be inducted into this year’s WWE Hall Of Fame class of 2017. Angle recently spoke to ESPN after hearing the news, and had this to say:

On his reaction to being told about the induction:

“I was shocked. I’ve been out of WWE for a long time and out of touch with them so I didn’t really expect this. It’s a huge honor. This is the only Hall of Fame that I’m not in and probably [the one] I want to be in the most. This is the one that means the most for me. I had a lot of fun entertaining the fans for seven years with WWE, and I’m glad that my hard work paid off.”

On how the news was told to him:

“I figured they either decided they didn’t want to do anything with me or they forgot. Hunter said they never forgot and he called and told me this is the first thing they want to do. And whether I wrestle or not after this — which is irrelevant right now — I’m just really proud to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. I gave a lot of energy and time to WWE those first seven years, and I’m grateful that they recognized it.”

On if he’ll return at Wrestlemania 33:

“We have not talked about any wrestling. Whether we do or not, that remains to be seen… There are no guarantees. I think right now the most important thing is the Hall of Fame — and I think both sides feel that way.”

  • Yespage

    Hands down, the best technical guy ever. He made everything look fluid and natural. I’d love to see Angle tangle up with Cesaro in a desperate attempt to get Cesaro’s stock through the roof in the WWE offices. Wonder what level of pop for a Team Angle breakup of New Day would get at the Rumble.

  • VRA 2.0


  • Hbk

    How sweet would it be if Goldberg was on raw the next night after mania…. and angle comes out and interupts….

  • Kristopher Robinson

    If he returns, they better make it a surprise and no announced. I wanna just randomly be watch RAW and then BOOM, he comes out!

  • VRA

    But I already own it.

  • MrDr3w

    Correct that…

  • VRA

    I might get the network just to hear his speech.

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    I can see a couple more matches, and maybe a GM role. Either way….

    THIS IS AWESOME! (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)

  • MrDr3w

    Once he’s inducted, they can give him a legends contract, use him on future projects, and they own him for the rest of his life. Just because he’s not wrestling, that doesn’t mean they won’t be using him in some capacity.

  • jrock2310

    I don’t see why now for WWE if they don’t intend to use him. he’s getting older and WWE couldn’t/can’t wait if they plan on using him.