Kurt Angle has already brought intensity, integrity, and intelligence back to WWE Raw as its new general manager, but wrestling fans everywhere are still wondering when the Hall of Famer will lace up his boots again … if ever. Angle himself hasn’t made any secret about the fact that he wants to get back in a WWE ring as a wrestler, but he has said his current deal with WWE doesn’t include any physicality … yet.
In a new interview with WrestleZone Radio, Angle maintained his assertion that he will wrestle again, but he believes WWE is keeping a close eye on him until they’re convinced none of his past demons or issues will come into play again.
He also said that no one in the company has even asked him about wrestling, as of yet, but he is confident it’s only a matter of time.
“They haven’t talked to me about it. I’m sure they won’t until the last second [laughs]. That’s ok with me. I think what they are doing right now is, this is just my own opinion, they’re monitoring to see how I am doing. They want to see, ‘Is this kid really in recovery? Does he really have his life together? Is he coming here clean? Is he doing ok? Is his health ok?’ They see me working out at the gym. They see me every RAW doing what I have to do. They’re saying, ‘Prove to us that you are ok and we can give you what you want.’ I’m cool with that. I understand that.
“I understand they are going to drug test me continuously. It’s no more than anybody else but else but they are going to. It’s one of those things where they are going to monitor me and see how I do. I don’t think it’s an issue of ‘if’ they are going to I think it’s ‘when.’ That’s my opinion but I will be wrestling down the road at some point. It might not be this year, it might be next year, I don’t know. They haven’t said a word but my guess is I will wrestle again in WWE. I just don’t know when.”
Angle clearly wants to wrestle — and pretty badly — and he’s also been dedicated to staying clean. WWE fans definitely want to see him get back in the ring, too, and if Angle is right, there might be a lot of celebrating to do at some point in the future. (Now just put him with American Alpha, already.)