Kurt Angle Thinks TNA Would Have Been Really Successful If They Had A Little Bit More Money

TNA didn't have the funds to maintain their schedule and star power

Though Kurt Angle will primarily be remembered for his work in WWE, a large chunk of his in-ring career was spent in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling rings. 

The Olympic Hero wrestled for the company between 2006 and 2016 and witnessed the promotion experience various highs and lows. 

Discussing TNA's 2012 during a recent edition of his The Kurt Angle Show podcast, the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Famer expressed his belief that the company would have been way more successful if they had access to more money. 

"Well, we had a really good run in 2008, 2009, and 2010. But in 2012, we were hurting for money. I know they signed a lot of big names at that particular time. I believe Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair were already in the company. I think Eric Bischoff, and Kevin Nash [were as well.] So there was being money thrown around, and the company didn't have enough money to continue to go at the pace we were.

"In other words, we had to try to change our monthly schedules. So you know, TV [tapings] didn't go every week anymore. They had the budget and tried to make make it work and it was unfortunate, but if TNA had just a little bit more money, I think they would have been able to make it over the hump and would have been a really successful company. Kind of like AEW today".

Angle is currently signed to WWE on a per-appearance deal, having turned down the opportunity to come out of retirement and wrestle for AEW. 

H/T WrestleZone

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