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Kurt Angle Reveals Who He Wants Called Up From NXT To The Raw Roster

Posted By: Ben Jordan Kerin on Jul 04, 2017

Kurt Angle Reveals Who He Wants Called Up From NXT To The Raw Roster

WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle recently spoke with Esquire Middle East to promote the upcoming WWE 2K18 video game which he will feature in as a pre-order character. Below.

 On Returning To Wrestle In A WWE ring:

"Well right now I’m just concentrating on my behind-the-scenes role as General Manager. I haven’t even had a physical yet and I don’t expect I will have one until they [the WWE] have some more detail of what they want me to do down the line. But is there a possibility? Yeah, there is a definite possibility! I think it’s more than likely it will happen. I don’t know if it has to do with this new story line that’s going on right now, but I’m sure that it will happen eventually. I still haven’t taken a physical though so I’m not going to get my hopes up until I do that."

 What Would Be The Perfect Way To End His Career: 

"My main aim would just be to contribute and wrestle some of the younger guys. There’s a lot of great talent right now and I’d love to be able to mix it up with them. I would also imagine that, being who I am, I’d get a pretty high profile match at Wrestlemania if I did wrestle again. And yeah, I think everybody wants a title-run. I’m 48 years old – I’m still in great shape, I can still go pretty hard in the ring, but then again there are other talents out there that need the title more than I do. Don’t get me wrong it would be a lot of fun if I did get a title run, but at the same time as long as I’m contributing and helping out the company I’d be happy with that."

What Was His Motivation For Returning To WWE:

"Well I have three little ones who have actually never seen me wrestle – a 6 year old, a 4 year old, and a 7 month old – so I’ve always wanted to return for them. And not only that but I also feel like I owe it to the WWE universe to come back and end my career where it all began. I know that a lot of fans have been asking for that for many years. It hasn’t been about feeding my ego and it certainly hasn’t been about making money: it’s been about the WWE universe, the fans, and my kids. I want to show them what daddy can really do."

Who He Would Like To See On Monday's WWE Raw:

"I really like that Asuka girl. I’m telling you, the girls have really come on strong. Watching her, I know she’s gonna make a huge impact when she comes up, and I hope that we get her on Raw. I really have enjoyed watching the females become a big part of the WWE and not just an addition but a big staple. They’re just as highly demanded as the guys now and I think that Triple H and the WWE have done an incredible job with NXT. They’re grooming these talents [and] they’ve become stars before they even get on TV on RAW and SmackDown. Wow, that’s never happened before. You have to give credit to how they’ve been able to produce them. Whether they get them from theater programs or independents but they bring them to NXT and they groom them. They get them ready for TV and it’s amazing how many talents are coming through NXT and that will continue to be their staple. That’s gonna be the way that it goes and I like it. I like what they’re teaching them down there. It’s not just the wrestling, it’s the persona, working on cutting promos. It’s the entrance themes. I mean you look at these entrances now – Finn Balor and Nakamura…Bayley. They’re just different now and larger than life. I really think the WWE has caught onto something really cool and fans like the entrances just as much if not more than the matches. Yes, it’s true. They’re on to something and I’m enjoying seeing it."


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