The Royal Ramblings team, whose work can be read on the United Kingdom’s section of the Huffington Post, is in the process of publishing a three part Kurt Angle interview. Within the interview, the current TNA World Heavyweight Champion discussed a number of TNA, WWE, and general pro wrestling related topics.
In the second part of the interview, the six-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion was asked about the prospect of him receiving a WWE Hall of Fame Induction. While Angle would welcome it, he said it’s not something he craves for validation. In fact, Angle discussed his belief that his TNA career has been better than his WWE career.
“I don’t know. You never know what they’re thinking. It would be nice. Would it kill me if I wasn’t? No. I know who I am and I know what I was and I know the impact I made on wrestling. I don’t need a WWE Hall of Fame to tell me what that is. It’s not that important to me. What’s important to me is I’m in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for Olympic wrestling and that’s my legacy. But it’s always nice to be recognized as a Hall of Famer. TNA Hall of Fame was great. WWE Hall of Fame would be great but if they decide not to, its not going to kill me. That’s their option.”
“I did leave them in 2006 and went to TNA and I don’t know if that has any bearing but I’ve been happy with my career. I can tell you nobody made as much noise as I did, the six years I spent in WWE. Nobody did that in that short a period of time like I did. That legacy will be set in stone forever. I will tell you I had a better career in TNA than in WWE and that’s scary. Im very grateful for that and at the same time it kind of sucks because the hardcore WWE fans that only watch that, won’t see my best matches. They think they saw my best matches in WWE but they haven’t seen TNA. I’m hoping more of them will turn on to it.”
Check out the entire second part of the interview, here. Angle also talked about his brief time in ECW, Jack Swagger once using the ankle lock, and much more.