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TNA star Kurt Angle spoke with Thomas Alexander of ZooToday.com and spoke about his recent Funny or Die comedy video and whether he’d consider competing at the 2016 Olympics. Here’s what Angle said about: Would He Try Out For The 2016 Olympics? “No! By that time I’d be 47, that’s definitely not an option for me. As I said I, found out that the requirements of the training was too much for my body to handle at this point in my career. When you make the Olympic team, that’s aRead More
- WWE officials and Mark Henry are not just in London to take the sights and sounds of the 2012 London Olympics, according to WWE announcer Jim Ross. Ross wrote in his latest blog that WWE is hoping to add to the roster. “WWE officials along with Mark Henry are in London at the Olympic Games doing some important due diligence for WWE Developmental. Stay tuned,” Ross wrote. – SmackDown General Manager Booker T announced Cody Rhodes will face Sin Cara on next week’s episode of SmackDown. – CM PunkRead More
In an expletive interview, WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik spoke with NBC’s Matthew Kitchen on a number of topics, including this year’s USA Olympic Wrestling Team. Here is the interview: A signature move and name Jordan Burroughs could use: “‘The Jordan.’ Not like the Michael Jordan but he still the Real American. He can break the pinkie finger like Sheikie. He break people back with his pinkie. Because he a big strong [expletive] for America. I be happy. His name could be “the Real” and his finisher beRead More
- Rey Mysterio thanked his fans for sticking by him. He wrote the following on Twitter: “It’s been almost a year since I’ve been in the ring & want to take the time now to thank every single one of U that has been supporting me! Thanx 4 believing & 4 all the love,but most important I thank God 4 letting me do what I love! Perform 4 all of U! 1 love,, RM619″ – Mark Henry said that he was going to London to watch the Olympics. Henry wasRead More

Posted On May 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kurt Angle Speaks On His Recent Face Turn & Possible Retirement

Kurt Angle recently spoke to ClarionLedger.com about his recent face turn and possible retirement. Here are the highlights: On His Recent Face Turn: “I’ve been struggling the past couple of years. A couple of times, they tried to turn me bad guy, it didn’t really work out. So, I think now – just keep him the good guy,” Angle said. “It’s kind of hard to be the bad guy now, when the fans have the respect for you.” On The Possibility of Retirement: “I probably would have retired a aRead More

Posted On April 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kurt Angle’s Updates His Status For Sunday’s TNA Lockdown

Kurt Angle posted on his twitter that he is still on for Sunday’s TNA Lockdown pay-per-view. Despite recent injuries training for the Olympics, Angle posted; “Therapy on Knee and fanfest for Lockdown PPV. I’m Okay!” Angle suffered a hamstring tear during Olympics training last month and revealed this week that he also suffered a knee injury. Despite his injuries and dropping out of the Olympics qualifying trials, Angle says that he is OK to wrestle this Sunday.Read More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

MMA Star Intrested In Joining WWE, WWE Attendance, Kozlov

- Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on March 23rd in Lakeland, Florida drew 5,000 fans for $165,000 * RAW on March 24th in San Juan, Puerto Rico drew 9,800 fans for $385,000 * SmackDown on March 24th in Bowling Green, Kentucky drew 3,500 fans for $100,000 * RAW on March 25th in Charlotte, North Carolina drew 6,500 fans for $210,000 * SmackDown on March 25th in Nashville, Tennessee drew 6,500 fans for $200,000   - This could be an error in advertising but former WWE SuperstarRead More

Posted On March 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kurt Angle Posts Interesting Tweets; Mentions Austin & HBK

- It was an interesting night for Kurt Angle on Twitter last night. Angle posted several controversial tweets, some of which you can read below and some that have since been deleted. He also sent tweets to Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin however there has been no response for the pair. “I’m training for Olympics. Every Wrestler is terrified of me that they will get tired” “@steveaustinBSR @ShawnMichaels But Could Either of U take Me as a Shoot? Be Honest! I Respect You Both!” “@steveaustinBSR @ShawnMichaels by the way! IRead More
- Kurt Angle, who is suffering from a rib injury, told GoErie.com that his chances of making it to the Olympics are slim to none. Angle also talked about his health: “I’ve beaten myself up a lot. When I came back and started working out for the Olympics this time, I kept getting hurt. I popped a patellar tendon, then I popped an Achilles, then I blew out my hamstring. I went to my doctor and said, ‘What’s going on? I’m a machine, I don’t get hurt.’ He said you’reRead More
Kurt Angle, who has not competed in an amateur wrestling contest since winning the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, admits it’s highly unlikely that he will make the United States team for the 2012 event. “I had to give it a lot of thought, it didn’t just come out of my head and say I’m going to try for Olympics,” Angle told BBC Sport of his upcoming trial in April. “What are my chances of making the team? Slim to none, I’m not going to lieRead More

Posted On June 29, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kurt Angle Talks About Training For The 2012 Olympics

TNA star Kurt Angle looks to make history next summer, as the Olympic gold medalist from the 1996 summer games by returning to the Olympic stage next summer in London. Angle spoke with the ZooToday.com website regarding his chances of making the United States Olympic team. Angle, who will be 43 next summer, is realistic about his chances of competing with the top amateur wrestlers in the world, many of whom are more than 15 years younger than him. “I definitely think I will be an underdog,” Angle said. “IRead More

Posted On May 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kurt Angle Claims Reality Show Will Follow Olympics Goal

Kurt Angle posted the following on his Twitter: “Look for my upcoming Reality Show on my path to the Olympics. It starts this Fall. Keep all of you posted. My training is where it needs to be. I’m ready to attempt to make history at 43 years of age. TNA is backing me on this. Thank you to the Carter family and Dixie. Love you.”Read More