Believe it or not, Kurt Angle will not be wrestling forever.
Following a Hall of Fame wrestling career that has lasted nearly two decades and him paying a huge toll, suffering just about every injury imaginable and also battling some personal demons along the way, the 46-year-old is ready to call it a career.
Earlier this year, the Olympic gold medalist announced that he would be taking some time off when his TNA contract expires at the end of the year.
In a new blog post on his personal website, it looks like Angle is serious about hanging up his boots for good. As for what’s next, Angle says that he wants to use his college education to help others and teach others.
Now that I am entering this part of my life, a time to slow down and reflect on all that I have personally achieved, I have a story that I want to share to help those people! I want to help others accomplish their goals and I can use my education to achieve that.
Our lives have so much meaning and we should continue to evolve, in every aspect. If you have your shit together, then you’re prepared to accomplish your goals. If you don’t have your shit together, start now and make your life something special. Help yourself to help others and your life will be prosperous. And remember… push toward every goal that you have, every single day, for your whole life. The day you stop pushing yourself is the day you have given up. So don’t give up. Watch, listen and learn, and make everything you do benefit you, your family, and others.
That’s what GOD has intended. It’s Damn true.
While Angle is not officially retiring, he is publicly making plans for a future following pro wrestling. You have to wonder if he will push for one short run or even a final match in WWE similar to what Sting has done before he calls it a career.
The WWE hasn’t been interested in bringing him back so it may be that he’s already had his last match.