Source: Busted Open Radio Show Blog
On Sirius XM’s Busted Open Radio Show yesterday, former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle strongly endorsed keeping Hulk Hogan as a member of iMPACT Wrestling. In addition, he talked about who he would push in the company right now and what he would do differently if he was in charge. The information below includes several clips of the interview (you may have to refresh the page to get them to load) – enjoy!
On Whether TNA Should Resign Hulk Hogan
A lot of people would say, ‘No,’ but look at what this guys has done for business. Any time he goes out, he gets the loudest cheer, doesn’t matter if he’s wrestling or not. Getting to know him and seeing what he’s done for business, I’d say heck yeah, you wanna sign that guy.
On What He Would Differently If He Was In Charge
I think they’ve been improving a lot on it, but I would have a more organized way of doing things. I would have a lot more rehearsal. I would have the talent come out to the ring every hour of the day, and just rehearse and go over. Just ram it down their throats so they have it right when they go to the show that night. We have been doing that. Have we done it enough? Yes and no. And it’s not by any means, a WCW, but you don’t want it to become where the talent just says what they want to say, and the story doesn’t really go anywhere because of that. I want it to become more organized like Vince McMahon has run his show. That’s how I was brought in, and for seven years, that’s how I was taught. And I believe TNA is going in that direction.
On Who Should Be Pushed on iMPACT Wrestling
I really like Magnus right now. I love his promo skills, his wrestling has gotten a lot better. I would really love to re-push [Samoa] Joe. He is a cornerstone of the company, and sometimes I feel like we’re not utilizing him right. That guy can carry the company; he can carry any company. AJ [Styles] has done a tremendous job, but when you look at the young talent, there are a lot out there that have the ability. Right now, stepping up, it’s hard.
On His WWE-Sponsored Rehab Stint
The WWE rehab program has been amazing. They did a lot for me, and they continue to. I work with them still, and they’re amazing with what they do. We have a weekly chat, every Wednesday night at 7 pm. And it’s really beneficial for everybody.