Kurt Angle might follow in the footsteps of Chris Jericho soon, as the TNA star is now a candidate to appear on an upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. His wife revealed that fact through Twitter and is currently trying to ramp up some support from his fans, so that it will happen.
Rumors about Kurt Angle being in bad shape have popped up over the internet recently, so the former Olympic gold medalist has decided to clarify things through Twitter. He revealed that the knee surgery is a simple one and that he is not in bad shape.
While it initially appeared that he was going to postpone the knee surgery a couple of more months, there are reports surfacing that Kurt Angle has decided to do it next week. It is being said that he will need a month off, which puts his spot at TNA Lockdown 2014 in jeopardy.
In a bit of news that will be troublesome to fans who are concerned with his health, Kurt Angle has postponed surgery on his knees. He was initially supposed to go under the knife in January, but pushed that back to work the European tour with TNA, and there's talks that he might postpost it even further than that.
"We even have to take briefings on how to tweet and what's the most effective way to tweet. I just never thought it would get to the point where we have meetings on the technique of tweeting. Times are changing. We're getting more pressure from the networks we're on. We just had a meeting with Spike TV and their representatives on who to tweet, how to tweet, when you should re-tweet. They want us to talk about things that are storyline-driven in character."
- Kurt Angle reveals that Spike is teaching TNA stars how to use Twitter
There are those that believe that Kurt Angle desperately needs to take some time off. Reports are suggesting that he needs to have knee surgery very soon. There may be some truth to that, as Angle is currently not advertised to appear at the upcoming TNA Lockdown pay per view.
"I would say the best person - because it was the best match-up - would be Samoa Joe. Usually you pick people that are retired and been out of the business for a while. Not for me - it's the guys that made you. Joe was a big part of that, so I would love it to be Joe but I don't know who it's going to be yet."
- Kurt Angle on who he wants to induct him into the TNA hall of fame
How would you describe your two bosses Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter? You can't compare Vince to anybody, if it wasn't for Vince McMahon I wouldn't be here talking to you. He knows how to make money and make stars, I wouldn't be working for Dixie Carter right now if it wasn't for Vince McMahon doing what he did for me. Dixie is a woman and she has that caring aspect about her, sometimes she lets personal [issues] get involved with business because she can't help it. She cares about the wrestlers and their wellbeing and their welfare. Other than that I think Dixie has done a great job, we are talking about a woman that has been involved in the entertainment business but not the wrestling business. It is different when you are involved in music and go over to wrestling, there is so much difference, I think the last 12 years she has had to learn on the job and I think she has done a good job. I can't say anything bad about her, one thing I'll say is that I'm not sure she would have made it without the help of Jeff Jarrett because she did need someone to help transition here and there and Jeff has a great mind for the business. She has learnt a lot during her time at TNA but at the same time she has to make business decisions that she doesn't necessarily like. Lately she has made some very rash business decisions when you are talking about Hulk Hogan and AJ Styles but she has to do what is best for the company, if she thinks that is what is best for the company she has to do it. Would other people agree, no, but she is doing what is best for her company and you can't blame her for that."
- Kurt Angle on comparisions between Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter
"It's tough, even Hulk Hogan was a tough loss to accept. Sting has been the cornerstone of the company, Jarrett founded the company and I think he might be the best heel in the business, and AJ Styles is just the best athlete I've ever been in the ring with. From three different perspectives it is a tough pill to swallow because they are three of the best. When you don't have them in the company you hope to god that the young talent steps up, guys like Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, and James Storm seem to be stepping up. Will they replace Sting? You can't replace Sting, will they replace AJ? Probably not, AJ is irreplaceable, but will they become their own characters and do really well, yes they will do phenomenally well and it's not about replacing anymore, it's about making new stars."
- Kurt Angle on TNA losing stars recently
Since his story line with Bobby Roode has progressed enough, Kurt Angle will now be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be filmed while the company is touring Europe and will be broadcast on an upcoming episode of Impact Wrestling.
"This is WrestleMania 30. I've pinned Hogan once and he's never pinned me. From a fan's perspective, and WWE Universe and Vince McMahon, it never had closure. The business that would be done, the interviews and stuff would be coming from the heart. We could try to outraise the bar of the WWE entertainment machine in our sport, if they let us go toe to toe and don't script us. The fans will see really how it got started and why, and then they'll see the conclusion. They are asking can I get in shape. I am already in shape! They are asking Hulk Hogan. But there is a fear, I guess, of whether we can pull off the performance."
- Roddy Piper
Roddy Piper pitched a Wrestlemania idea to WWE, where he would team up with a heel against Hulk Hogan and John Cena. Piper wanted the partner to be CM Punk, but it appears that management is currently against the idea of turning him back to a heel.
Rumors going around right now is that WWE is going to be inducting the main event of the very first Wrestlemania into the hall of fame this year. It would open the doors for the company to have more inductions and feature performers multiple times.
Aside from ruining an on screen segment with Chris Jericho, another issue between Roddy Piper and WWE was the fact that the company wanted to restrict his ability to make appearances on other shows, which Piper refused to agree to since it might hurt his son's MMA career.
The latest wrestling legend to to find their way on to the Steve Austin podcast is Roddy Piper, who revealed that the two WWE legends really do not know one another all that well despite crossing paths a few times throughout their careers.
Kurt Angle will have a big decision to make when the fall rolls around, as his contract with TNA expires in August of 2014. He has openly talked about wanting to return to WWE, and there is said to be some mutual interest from the company in making that happen.
There are speculations going around right now that Hulk Hogan will be making an appearance on the next episode of Monday Night Raw, in order to start building up some sort of program for Wrestlemania 30, which might also feature Roddy Piper as well.
During his Piper's Pit segment on Monday Night Raw, Roddy Piper, who was spotted with handwritten notes on his the back of his hand, was said to have forgotten some discussion topics while interviewing Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
Word going around is that WWE has forgiven Roddy Piper and is working with him again because they want to utilize him in a match at Wrestlemania 30. Piper himself pitched the idea of a tag team match, where he and Hulk Hogan would be on opposite sides.
There are talks within WWE of utilizing Roddy Piper in a match at Wrestlemania 30 now that the heat on him has died down. Some of the plans being discussed even has him possibly working with Hulk Hogan, either as a teammate or opponent, as well.
While it has been years since his heyday as a professional wrestler and actor, sources are stating that Roddy Piper still has a net worth of $4 million right now. The belief is that he made quite a bit of money during his time with WCW and has invested well.
Roddy Piper received some backstage heat within WWE after some unusual behavior during an interview segment with Chris Jericho back in 2012, but it appears that the company has decided to forgive him and bring him back for the Old School Raw episode next week.
Kurt Angle has not been publicly discussing his desire to return to WWE as much lately. The belief is that he has decided to keep those talks minimal while waiting for the heat to die down from his drunk driving arrest earlier in the year.
A picture of Kurt Angle and Gail Kim in India. The two were sent by TNA to do a special promotional tour for the company.
"We want to promote wrestling in India. I think we are going to become successful and the most effective way to promote in India is to see who the next talent from India is. TNA is looking for a wrestler here from India. We are going to obviously have a competition and we will see whom we can get from here. The best thing to do for the country is to recruit from the country. Our first step is to see whom we can get, what wrestler we can get from India to be part of our roster."
Kurt Angle recently ran into "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase on a flight. The TNA star stated that he was always a big fan of the WWE legend.
Kurt Angle will be appearing on an Indian television series called Balveer, where the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion will be fighting Dev Joshi, the lead actor on the show, in the final episode of the season.
TNA produced a highly entertaining funeral segment for Aces and Eights, who were forced to split up after Bully Ray was defeated by Mr Anderson at Turning Point.