Kurt Angle stole the show at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday night as expected, performing some of his greatest skits during his acceptance speech and urging the current WWE roster to take chances with their characters.
Before Angle could start his speech, though, fans in Orlando’s Amway Center begged him for “one more match.” According to Angle, we might not have to wait very long.
In an interview with former WWE broadcaster Jonathan Coachman, Angle revealed that he will likely return to a WWE ring at some point.
“I know that right now I’m going to do the Hall of Fame. I know that I’m going to take, more or less, an ambassador role.
I do know there’s a chance of Kurt Angle wrestling again. I also know that I’m going to have to earn their trust, and I understand that, especially with the trouble I’ve been in the past few years. Being clean the last four years has obviously been really good, but the more I show I can be depended on, the more they’re going to let me do.
I really think that Kurt Angle’s not done wrestling, and I think it’s safe to say that I will be wrestling back in that WWE ring again.”
Angle’s previously said that should he return as a wrestler, he’d love to face SmackDown star AJ Styles.
“I can tell you that he is every bit as good as Shawn Michaels. The thing with AJ Styles, and I want everybody to realize this–you don’t have to do anything with him. He does all the work. So it’s an easy match for you. He flies around the ring. He does all the bumping.
AJ is a special individual where you can go in that ring and literally just stand in the middle and he does everything for you. I have never had a match with anybody that’s been so easy, and every time I worked with him it was a five star match.”
Angle will be honored at WrestleMania 33 Sunday along with the rest of the Class of 2017, and he’s one of the favorites to replace Mick Foley as the Raw general manager. We’ll hopefully learn more about what the future holds for Angle Sunday night.