Kurt Angle was recently interviewed by WrestleTalk TV and reiterated that he wants to take time away from professional wrestling. Speculation has been rife that his final day's in the ring may be at the TNA UK tour in January, however Angle has refuted such claims:
"I told TNA I was taking a year off, they respected my wish," Angle explained. "They would like to talk to me in a year. WWE's an option. I haven't lied to TNA, I haven't lied to anybody, I just want time off. I've been doing it for 16 years. I didn't want to say I was retiring because I'd be lying.
Angle said that he will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, he just isn't sure of when:
"Even if I do only wrestle one more match, if I say I'm retiring January 31, I'm lying, and I'm not going to do that. I'm going to wrestle again, I just don't know when. Is there a possible WWE return? Yes. Is there a possible Hall of Fame induction? I'm going to be inducted, it's just a matter of when," Angle said.