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WWE Rumors: Kurt Angle wants to face A.J. Styles and Samoa Joe before retiring from wrestling

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March 31 will be the day that legendary wrestler Kurt Angle will be inducted to the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame. WWE rumors has it that Angle will be retiring very soon. But, “The Wrestling Machine” stated recently that he wants to face superstar rivals A.J. Styles and Joe Samoa before he calls it quits from the sport.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if I do a few more matches somewhere down the line, but they haven’t talked about it so it’s not official. This Hall of Fame thing is just the beginning, so let’s see how it goes and we’ll go from there,” the 48-year-old Angle stated to Forbes recently.

Farewell matches for Kurt Angle

“I’ve had my best matches with A.J. [Styles] and Joe [Samoa]. So it’d be nice to do it on a bigger platform in the WWE so we’ll see what happens.”

Both A.J. Styles and Joe Samoa were part of TNA Wrestling and both are now in the WWE’s stable. If the wrestling promotion wants it and if there are interesting storylines involving Kurt Angle and wanted opponents, these matches could happen before the latter retires from wrestling for good.

“I have a lot to offer in professional wrestling and I really love the sport, I love sports entertainment. It’s been really good to me. I caught on very quickly and I’ve been a great student. Now I’ve become a great teacher,” Kurt Angle added giving clues on his plans for the future. The report mentioned that Kurt Angle has no plans of starting a wrestling school. But, he wants to be a trainer for the WWE wrestlers.

Kurt Angle won’t disappear from WWE after he retires

Cageside Seats confirm that WWE has plans to use Kurt Angle as an on-screen talent after WrestleMania 33. There is no news on what capacity Angle will perform but he still has lots of fans that will support him in any role.

Kurt Angle popularized the moves Angle Slam, Ankle Lock and Crossface Chickenwing in his wrestling career. If the match against either A.J. Styles or Joe Samoa happens, fans can expect that he will use some of these moves in what could be his final match in the WWE.

Kurt Angle going to the WWE Hall of Fame was announced last January 16, 2017. He will be joined by The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) and referee Theodore Long in the 2017 HOF class.

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