Source: WTAE Channel 4 Action News (Pittsburgh)
Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle recently gave an interview to his hometown station – WTAE Channel 4 Action News. During the interview, Angle said that he and his nephew are seriously considering trying out for the 2012 Olympics in London, England. In addition, Angle confirmed that he is going to sign a multi-year deal (3 years, part-time) with TNA Wrestling and continue to work on movies.
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Kurt Angle Ponders Olympic Comeback
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PITTSBURGH — Kurt Angle won a gold medal for the United States before going into professional wrestling. Fifteen years later, and now in his 40s, he wants to go back to the Olympics.
“It’s not just this old man trying to lash out to get publicity,” Angle told WTAE Channel 4 Action News on Friday. “It’s about really making the team and making a point that, you know what, the 40s is not old. It’s the new young.”
Angle said he and his nephew, Mark, 34, have discussed the idea of making a run at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Both were All-American wrestlers at Clarion University.
“I feel really good at 42, and I might be making a statement that him and I are going to start training for the Olympics and go after the U.S. Open, the Olympic team trials, and then the Olympics,” Angle said.
He also said he plans to sign a multiyear contract with TNA Wrestling and work a part-time schedule in the ring so he can continue making movies, like “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night”, which opens Friday in theaters. Meanwhile, he’s pushing a line of nutritional meals called Angle Foods.
“Everyone asks me, ‘How can you do all of these things?’ And I always tell them I’ll rest when I die,” Angle said. “I don’t rest very much. I like to do things, I like to accomplish things, and I have a passion for everything that I do, including pro wrestling, and I miss the Olympic wrestling.”
When he was working for World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002, Angle told WTAE that the company had given him permission to pursue a spot in the 2004 Athens Olympics, but that never came to be.
Angle acknowledged that landing another film role could affect his training this time around, because he wants to focus on movies and his family.
“But if we’re going to make this (Olympic) commitment, we’re going to do it, and it starts in August,” he said.