TNA Impact Wrestling star Kurt Angle recently spoke to The U.K. Sun:
On the departure of Hulk Hogan from TNA:
"Hulk Hogan's a good friend of mine. It was disappointing, but we had to make a company decision. It was, 'Do we keep Hulk Hogan on without the physicality of wrestling?' Because it seemed like he wasn't going to wrestle anymore. And, 'Will he benefit the company?' I believe he was benefiting the company. I think that any amount of money he wanted was worth getting him, but the company at the same time had to make a business decision and decide if they wanted to keep him and pay him the big money or if they wanted to get rid of him and find some younger talent. Even though I hate to see Hogan leave, I think it might have been the right decision."
On the possibility of Angle re-joining the WWE:
"My (TNA) contract is up in September and I've left my options open. I'm very happy in TNA. Dixie Carter has treated me very well and always been there for me. But, I can't lie to myself anymore.
"I can't lie to TNA or WWE. Yeah, there is that desire to go back. I just don't know when. It could be this year. It could be next year. I don't know when... It's not a bad thing to stay in TNA at all. I just have some unfinished business in WWE. Whether it's this year or three years from now."
On the departure of Sting from TNA:
"Sting is the cornerstone of the company. Kurt Angle is not. A.J. Styles is not, as much as people want to say is the face of the company or Kurt Angle has helped the company more than anyone. Sting has always been our cornerstone and the man. He's your go-to guy. To lose him is about as bad as it can get. Losing Sting is a big blow to the company."
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