It seems like this always happens this time of year, Kurt Angle’s contract is ending with Total Nonstop Action and speculations of what he will do next always arise. Will he finally make his long awaited return to the WWE? Or will he continue his long tenure with TNA? Well the answer for now is neither.
Ringside news has found out the latest:
We reported awhile back that Kurt Angle will not be re-signing with TNA Wrestling once his contract expires in January. Instead Kurt will be taking a break from professional wrestling, but does not intending on retiring from it.
Angle recently mentioned on his website in a new blog entry that he has a college degree in education and wants to put that to use by teaching others. This has been something Angle has been wanting to do for some time now.
Here is an excerpt from Angle’s entry:
“My ‘long shot’ dream was to be an Olympic Champion. Winning gold was my lifelong dream. I also had another passion, to be a teacher…to teach our youth. I have a college degree in education. I accomplished my ultimate dream, winning gold in the 1996 Olympics, but now that I’ve accomplished it, I want to use my college education to help others and to teach others.”
Angle has been in TNA now for just under a decade and when he left the WWE in 2006 he was their highest paid athlete at the time. Kurt has won the top honor in the promotion of TNA 6 times and 5 times in the WWE. He’s also received the honor of “Wrestler of the Decade” by the Wrestling Observer Publication.