Kurt Angle Open To Pro Wrestling Return In Cinematic Match
Could Kurt Angle wrestle again in a cinematic match?
Kurt Angle’s retirement match to Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35 in 2019 was a fairly underwhelming affair, with ‘The Olympic Hero’ meekly bowing out, and calling time on an extraordinary pro-wrestling career.
Angle has not wrestled since, undergoing several operations since retirement to fix all manner of injuries that he picked up during his illustrious career. However, you can never say never in wrestling, and during an episode of the Kurt Angle Show podcast, Angle revealed he could return to the ring in a cinematic setting:
“What I loved about it is it was pre-recorded. I think that those guys - the sky was the limit with what they could do because every spot could have been filmed at different times. I think that was brilliant because, at the time, Undertaker was coming back, and he's getting older...I think they did the right thing,” said Angle when discussing The Undertaker’s cinematic Boneyard Match retirement against AJ Styles.
Angle continued: “I could do that. I'd be game for that. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to do it every year, but if I'm going to do a match, I would want to pre-record it, and I would want each spot to come whenever I was ready to do it.
“There's nothing wrong with doing matches like that, especially if you're going to put them on TV. I mean, having a match, where you just do it all in the ring, and you do it live in front of people. That's one thing that's really impressive. That's the most impressive match you can have, but having a match where you have spot after spot, taped at different times you put it all together. It's still a wrestling match. Now don't get me wrong, you're cheating a little bit, but it's still going to come across incredibly well. That Undertaker/AJ match was awesome.”