In a recent interview with Huffington Post, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle talked about his health and if his body feels good after the matches. Angle noted that he’s been hurting a lot as of late after his matches. Below is what he said:
“I’m fine. I’ve adapted. It’s a tough schedule. Even though I have been reduced to a certain amount of dates a year, it’s hard. When you’re a World Heavyweight Champion, you’re in demand to wrestle almost every single week on TV. And the way that we structure our TVs right now, there’s a possibility of Kurt Angle wrestling eight main event matches in four days.
That’s hard on the body. Especially at my age and at this point in my career. I believe at the last sets of TVs, I did seven matches in four days and I was hurting for a few days. I think anybody would. However I do have the ability to have five or six weeks off when I don’t have to wrestle. So there’s a give and take but I rather enjoy it. The challenges of wrestling guys like Eric Young to Bobby Roode to Austin Aries, Spud, Bobby Lashley… it’s been very challenging but I’ve had a lot of fun.”
Kurt Angle will defend the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Ethan Carter III at Slammiversary where he is expected to drop the title to EC3. With Angle being in pain as of late and him dropping the TNA World Title this month, it looks like in-ring retirement is coming near for TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.