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Kurt Angle remains adamant that he wants to “just do my own thing” for one year after ending his TNA run in January.
“I did this on purpose. I needed a break. I’ve been under contract for the past 17 years and didn’t have much time to spend with my family,” Angle told “The Law” Live Audio Wrestling this past week.
“I finished up my contract with TNA – I was really happy with my career there, very happy with my career in WWE. I really don’t have much else to prove, I’m not going to be retiring, though. I will be coming back to wrestling eventually.”
Angle said he heard about fans in his hometown of Pittsburgh chanting for him at last Monday’s Raw. However, he is not interested in returning to WWE right now.
“We’ll see what happens. I haven’t talked to TNA or WWE about doing anything in the future. I want to take this whole year off but I will start talking negotiations in the fall. We’ll see what happens,” Angle said.
“I heard about Pittsburgh. I didn’t really watch, but I heard they were chanting ‘We Want Angle’. I saw a lot of tweets going out there, I do believe I started trending that night. I’m sure that was quite a surprise to WWE. I know that the fans wants me back, I understand. I had a great career there, it’s where I started and obviously a lot of people want me to finish there.”
One thing Angle says he will not be doing is fighting for Bellator MMA. “I’m just glad to be a part of it. They’ve asked me to fight, I’m not going to fight. I considered it. At this point in my career, I wish I could but I can’t,” Angle said.