For his retirement match in 2019, Angle shared the ring with Baron Corbin, something that he shared he wasn’t too happy with.
Instead, Angle wanted to face John Cena, but WWE decided to pair him with Corbin, given that the duo had been feuding on TV for several months.
So, whether in WWE or for another promotion, Angle has wrestled since, and he’s confirmed that this won’t be changing anytime soon.
During an interview, Angle explained that he’s undergoing his recovery for double knee replacement surgery.
On the Two-Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, Angle explained that his knees were completely done, so he had to undergo the surgery and get both knees replaced at the same time.
The former WWE Champion explained that he didn’t undergo the surgery to get back into the ring, and said he won’t ever wrestle again.
“My knees were shot. I had to have them done. I didn’t have a choice. Now with the knee replacements, no. I’m not going to mess these knees up.”
Angle was asked about whether or not he thinks he could step back into the ring and wrestle again, but he said he isn’t even willing to try.
“I have no idea, I don’t. I’m not going to try. No.”
Angle was actually supposed to return to WWE TV this year to work with RK-Bro, but stressed he was purely going to return in a non-wrestling capacity.
Now that he’s 53-years-old and in the shape of his life, it’s not too surprising to see that Angle wants to preserve that and stay out of the ring.
Regardless, GiveMeSport wishes Kurt the very best with whatever he does next with wrestling, he truly is one of the best to ever do it.
Angle took to professional wrestling like a duck to water in 1999 after transitioning from amateur wrestling.
He had one of the best debut years in wrestling, becoming the WWE Champion less than 12 months after having his first match.
Kurt has been praised for his ability to play either a babyface or heel role to perfection, and his knack for making either comedy or serious segments work. He truly is one of the most versatile wrestlers ever.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.