During an appearance on the “Busted Open” radio show on Friday with hosts Dave LaGreca and Doug Mortman, TNA star Kurt Angle joined the program to discuss the possibility of retirement from wrestling and having one more year remaining on his contract with TNA.
“I gotta reevaluate. I’m pretty banged up. I’ve put a lot of effort into TNA as well. When I got there, they really weren’t wrestling that much. Right when I got there, it was seemed like they chose… ‘Kurt Angle got there, okay, we’ll start having more shows.’ My schedule became pretty heavy pretty quickly, but the last year or so they kind of backed off a little bit and knew they need to take care of me if they want me in a little bit longer. Physically, I’m fine. The problem is I’m 41 years-old now. It’s lot harder for me to recuperate. I’d say the last year-and-a-half have been the most difficult on me… I’m finding out that my body is not recuperating as fast as it used to. I was able to jump up out of bed and go and work out right away for the last 39 years, and then the last year-and-a-half has been a struggle… That’s what TNA has done for me.”