The following are new interview highlights with Kurt Angle:
Kurt Angle on his movie work: “The movie (‘River of Darkness’), a lot of people will look at it, watch it, and think ‘Wow they put a lot of money into that movie.’ In reality, we only put $30,000 into this movie. North Shore Pictures is growing. What I wanted to do is 15-20 Hollywood films and do my own films. Right now, I’ve done three films in Hollywood, but I also wanted to do is what Sylvester Stallone has done in the movie industry, which is take on his own films, his production company, and come up with great films people would like to watch.”
Angle on his very personal storyline in TNA: “I never wanted to get the kids involved. I know that we have a little bit, but the kids are not allowed to watch the program. We’re going to continue to have them involved. I”m not all for it. There have been a few things I have been uncomfortable with in the storyline and the writing, but I’ve been a trooper, and I’m trying to be a team player. The one person who has really helped me out is Hulk Hogan. He’s really protecting me and making sure nothing gets out of hand. I have to give him a lot of credit, because he’s the one guy I really trust. Dixie Carter is a great woman, and I trust her too, but Hulk Hogan has been the guy. He’s kind of my buffer. I have a lot of respect for him.”
Angle on chances of a return to WWE when his TNA deal expires: “I love TNA. I love the way they treat me, I love the way they take care of me. My contract is up in August, and a lot of people think ‘Hey, Kurt Angle is going over to the WWE.’ I can’t really tell you where I’m going, but I do want to say that I am very happy in TNA. We just have to work out our new contract, and God willing, we do it the right way, and I won’t have to worry about coming back to the WWE, but I don’t want to count that out. I love WWE, but I love TNA even more.
“Hopefully, God willing, Dixie Carter and I can come to an agreement, and I can start wrestling on a part-time basis. I’m forty-two years old right now. Some days I feel like I’m sixty-two. It really comes down to how they use me. my job in the company is to have the best match on the card every Pay-Per-View. In order to do that, I have to be well-rested. I like to do house shows, I love to do TV’s, but I do have to make sure that I am ready for the Pay-Per-Views, because that’s the most important thing. Dixie Carter has been very good about making sure that I will be ready. I do want to sign a deal with TNA with Dixie Carter for the next three years, and I do want to retire in TNA, but I can’t guarantee that I will do that.”
Check out the complete interview online at MondayNightMayhem.com.