WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle was the latest guest on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast to talk about a variety of subjects, including how he feels about his run in TNA and why he considers it the prime of his career. Highlights are below.
Says his career was actually better in TNA:
I actually had a better career there. I hate to admit it because WWE was the big company, but I got better. I was only in the business six and a half years when I switched to TNA, and that was the prime of my career. I mean, my matches with Samoa Joe, Sting, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, all those guys, I had a really great career there.
Says he wishes he did stay in WWE at that time because more people were watching:
As much as I love WWE, that was so much better. The crazy thing is, I always say this, but I don’t know how true it is, I wish that I would have done, there’s a part of me that wishes I would have stayed in WWE during those years because there were more people, more eyes watching that product than TNA’s. A lot of people missed a lot of my career.
How he started taking more chances during that time:
I [took] it up a notch, started doing crazier stuff, you know, dives off the stage and moonsaults off the top rope, and I took a lot of chances. I beat my body up pretty badly. I didn’t start slowing down until about 2014-15, [that’s] when I started containing myself and doing safer moves, being real safe and basic, more basic is what I did.
Full interview can be found below. (H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone)