Former WWE Superstar Kurt Angle has announced when he will retire from wrestling, possibly ruling out any return in the ring to the company he once called home.
Currently part of TNA, the former Olympian will travel to the United Kingdom in January as part of TNA's Maximum Impact tour. This is where Angle has announced he will retire, according to TNA's YouTube channel, via Wrestling News.
Angle said: “I’ve had a great career. I’ve enjoyed every second of it from WWE to TNA. I’m just glad I’m going to be able to do it in the UK.”
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Wrestling News also noted that: "Angle is scheduled to be a commentator on February 19 for Bellator’s live show on Spike TV. That show will be headlined by Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock and there have been strong rumors going around about Kurt possibly fighting Shamrock at some point in 2016." With this recent retirement announcement, this might no longer be the case.
Of course, this retirement talk could also be just in reference to his time in TNA, meaning a return to the WWE could well be possible in a commentary role or even in the ring. Never say never to the possibility.
He'll definitely be back in the WWE some day because he should be inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame, but a return to the WWE ring is still a mystery, even if it can't be ruled out completely just yet.