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Rich Cranium
02-03-2011, 10:16 PM
Kurt Angle recently stated that his TNA contract expires in August. What do you guys think Kurt should do next and why?

*Edit - I lost my poll but here were the choices:

1. Resign with TNA to better the company
2. Go back to WWE and finish career there
3. Retire completely
4. Work backstage for either company as a trainer/coach
5. Announcer/Manager at either company

JohnnyPhantom
02-03-2011, 10:25 PM
IMO Angle should take this advantage to make one more run in WWE.

The reason being that he isnt getting any younger. He still puts out high quality matches and is well respected around the wrestling community. If he were to put TNA and WWE in a bidding war this would be a great chance for him to get another huge payday with a few more wrestlemania's under his belt and the possibility of other jobs in WWE similiar to what Booker T agreed to.

What more can he do in TNA!? To be fair the same could be said with WWE since he's won every title but lets face it, Angle can go to WWE and be a World title contender tommorrow and a top draw. It should be interesting come August when his tract expires as well what the state the TNA will be in at the point.

HHHBK
02-03-2011, 11:03 PM
I think Angle should finish off his career in WWE, TNA can't give angle those dvd and action figure deals that wwe can, plus i believe Angle has a few great matches left, and there are people in wwe i'd love to see him face.

Rich Cranium
02-03-2011, 11:56 PM
I think Angle should finish off his career in WWE, TNA can't give angle those dvd and action figure deals that wwe can, plus i believe Angle has a few great matches left, and there are people in wwe i'd love to see him face.

I agree and wouldn't mind seeing him against Punk or Daniel Bryan for starters! ADR also.

Justdawg08
02-03-2011, 11:59 PM
Your assuming in 5 years that WWE is still the top draw in wrestling, TNA could take it over I think very easily with some proper advertising and more of a commitment to Fortune and other TNA Originals with the likes of Anderson, Hardy, Pope on the same show.

If thats the case and TNA becomes the top dog, wouldn't wrestlers want to hang their careers with them? Maybe Angles making an invested decision by choosing TNA.

TNA's going on the road more in the future, it could happen.

HHHBK
02-04-2011, 12:00 AM
I agree and wouldn't mind seeing him against Punk or Daniel Bryan for starters! ADR also.

Angle v. Bryan would be an awesome match, i hope it will happen.

b7575
02-04-2011, 12:01 AM
I think kurt angle should stay with TNA, tna is starting to get better with their new fortune vs immortal storyline over who get's control of the company. in a couple of years from now, i'm pretty sure that the wwe will have some serious competition. do you guys think tna will provide competition for the wwe a few years from now?

HHHBK
02-04-2011, 12:05 AM
I think kurt angle should stay with TNA, tna is starting to get better with their new fortune vs immortal storyline over who get's control of the company. in a couple of years from now, i'm pretty sure that the wwe will have some serious competition. do you guys think tna will provide competition for the wwe a few years from now?'

Honestly no, while i think tna took a step in the right direction tonight, its only a matter of time before they take two steps back.
I hope to see them compete with wwe one day, cause as everyone knows competition is good for the business, but
i don't know when this will happen and it doesn't look like anytime soon.

Rich Cranium
02-04-2011, 12:06 AM
I think kurt angle should stay with TNA, tna is starting to get better with their new fortune vs immortal storyline over who get's control of the company. in a couple of years from now, i'm pretty sure that the wwe will have some serious competition. do you guys think tna will provide competition for the wwe a few years from now?

If they follow the Kevin Nash ideology! If you are not aware of this, see this thread:
http://www.ewrestlingnews.com/community/showthread.php?4194-Kevin-Nash-s-Answer-to-TNA-Success!

b7575
02-04-2011, 12:07 AM
if tna does start competing with wwe soon, do you think it will be as good as the invasion storyline between the wwf and wcw from 2001

WWTNA Mark
02-04-2011, 12:07 AM
I think he needs to do #5 in TNA. He doesn't have to wrestle to contribute to TNA and plus, he is a good announcer so I see him doing that. Not sure of him being a manager though. Some people are going to say #2 but lets be real, his body and mind can't handle WWE's traveling in this day and age. It would be great if he can go back where it all started but I don't see that happening anytime soon but never say never.

HHHBK
02-04-2011, 12:10 AM
I think he needs to do #5 in TNA. He doesn't have to wrestle to contribute to TNA and plus, he is a good announcer so I see him doing that. Not sure of him being a coach though. Some people are going to say #2 but lets be real, his body and mind can't handle WWE's traveling in this day and age. It would be great if he can go back where it all started but I don't see that happening anytime soon but never say never.

Imagine Daniel Bryan vs. Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania, in like a submission or iron-man match!!

b7575
02-04-2011, 12:11 AM
Imagine Daniel Bryan vs. Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania, in like a submission or iron-man match!!
i think that would make an awesome match, they're both great submission specialists

THEKEVINBRAND
02-04-2011, 12:12 AM
As much as Kurt can bow down to MacMahon's wallet any day, Kurt could stay in TNA and bring a great asset as a trainer in the back.

The Brown One
02-04-2011, 12:45 AM
I wish Kurt would get inducted into the WWE HOF in the future. But I'd actually rather have him continue to wrestle in TNA, and then do something behind the scenes. We know that hes got some say in what goes on, so I think he would know what is good for the company(yes, even if hes an ex-WWE star).

wallyman
02-04-2011, 01:06 AM
Kurt Angle recently stated that his TNA contract expires in August. What do you guys think Kurt should do next and why?

*Edit - I lost my poll but here were the choices:

1. Resign with TNA to better the company
2. Go back to WWE and finish career there
3. Retire completely
4. Work backstage for either company as a trainer/coach
5. Announcer/Manager at either company

well angle has also said he ows dixie his life....with that being said he also said if for some reason tna doesnt wanna keep him (lets be real tna will do anything to keep him) he would gladly have a run in wwe but not that heptic schedule.he also said he wants to b agent for tna or somekind of backstage stuff. lets face it tna will give him anything he wants and if hes a man of his word i think he will tak it.

Tommy Thunder
02-04-2011, 02:23 AM
I'll be a sad man if Kurt Angle, the best pure wrestler ever IMO, retires in TNA. I really do hpe he returns to WWE for his last run, as he deserves to go out on the grandest stage of them all, Wrestlemania.

THEKEVINBRAND
02-04-2011, 02:27 AM
I'll be a sad man if Kurt Angle, the best pure wrestler ever IMO, retires in TNA. I really do hpe he returns to WWE for his last run, as he deserves to go out on the grandest stage of them all, Wrestlemania.

I agree man but will Kurt do it? Maybe. But remember, Karen was the one who made Kurt bash McMahon like he did in 2006. Now he thanks McMahon for giving him the opportunity to wrestle in the WWE for 7 years. But on the other hand, Dixie is the one who said to Kurt to take time off whenever he needed, and that was proven when Kurt disappeared from TNA after Bound for Glory. Kurt just became a father again, so having him touring with WWE isn't a good idea right now IMO.

Rebel Lion
02-04-2011, 02:35 AM
What do we, the IWC want to see???? Angle's return to the WWE. What's best for Angle?? To see his hard work in TNA come to fruition and have one more solid run, before taking a non-wrestling role on-screen and a training/mentoring role backstage. Yes, I know that WM is the "Showcase of the Immortals", but Kurt's been there, done that. What if he could be the catalyst of a company that comes to rival the 'E in 5 years?? That would have to be personally gratifying to a man like Angle.

HeelTurn
02-04-2011, 11:23 AM
Angle will no doubt go into the HOF, even if he does spend the rest of his career in TNA. His body and mind as someone mentioned would be the problem, unless of course he wrestles a part time schedule. I would like to see him spend a couple more years in TNA before moving to a part time WWE schedule so we can get those Punk, Del Rio, Jericho, Bryan, Swagger matches and he can go out on top, in the company that he started in.

Rassling_Fan
02-04-2011, 11:36 AM
Your assuming in 5 years that WWE is still the top draw in wrestling, TNA could take it over I think very easily with some proper advertising and more of a commitment to Fortune and other TNA Originals with the likes of Anderson, Hardy, Pope on the same show.

Someone sure is hopeful.

As for what I think Angle should do, it depends on what he wants to do. If he wants to continue wrestling, the TNA option would be the best option. If he wants to retire, I do recommend the WWE route because they would give him a great send off. And now with a ton of new wrestlers, Angle has more options to wrestle in WWE (Wade Barrett, the Miz, John Morrison, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan just to name a few).

Rich Cranium
02-04-2011, 11:50 AM
if tna does start competing with wwe soon, do you think it will be as good as the invasion storyline between the wwf and wcw from 2001

The invasion storyline would require Vince to buy TNA.

THEKEVINBRAND
02-04-2011, 12:35 PM
TNA star Kurt Angle was interviewed this week by MMA announcer Mauro Ranallo on The Fight Show satellite radio show on Thursday. You can listen to the full interview at Radio.TheScore.com. Here are some highlights of what Angle said about:

His TNA Contract Expiring: "My contract's up in August. I'm going to keep the option open. I like TNA. I like being there. I like that the company has built the last four-and-a-half years since I've been there. I don't have any plans of leaving, but I don't think Kevin Nash and Booker T had plans of jumping either."

Nash & Booker T Jumping Ship: "They were actually, until a couple days before the (Royal) Rumble, signed with TNA. In essence, they asked for their release at the last second and TNA gave them their wish. I'm going to do what's best for Kurt Angle and they've treated me well here."

TNA's Current Roster: " "We have a stacked roster. We can't put everybody on a TV show. So, you're not seeing a lot of the talent week after week. I think they're going to have to be more consistent about keeping the top talent in there."

Angle also called his on-air storyline with Jeff Jarrett and Karen Angle a "touchy subject" and said his fiance Giovanna and their new baby are "doing fine" after her recent health scare landed her in the hospital and resulted in the baby being born sooner than expected.

Rich Cranium
02-04-2011, 12:51 PM
Sounds like he feels good about TNA but he's not sure what his next move will be!

2bluntsup
02-04-2011, 09:50 PM
angle in wwe one more time, i dont care if its one match or one more run.

Bodom
02-04-2011, 10:06 PM
Nash & Booker T Jumping Ship: "They were actually, until a couple days before the (Royal) Rumble, signed with TNA. In essence, they asked for their release at the last second and TNA gave them their wish. I'm going to do what's best for Kurt Angle and they've treated me well here."

I'm not sure why people in TNA are trying to claim they had the MEM under contract because that makes what happened even more ridiculous. Quit lying to us and just own the fact that you fucked up TNA.

WWTNA Mark
02-04-2011, 10:21 PM
I'm not sure why people in TNA are trying to claim they had the MEM under contract because that makes what happened even more ridiculous. Quit lying to us and just own the fact that you fucked up TNA.

What surprised me even more was Eric Bishoff telling Angle and Steiner on Impact that he told Nash and Booker T to go to WWE! lol I know he was kayfabing but he had no business even mentioning there names when there not under TNA's contract.

thedominator92
02-04-2011, 11:20 PM
What surprised me even more was Eric Bishoff telling Angle and Steiner on Impact that he told Nash and Booker T to go to WWE! lol I know he was kayfabing but he had no business even mentioning there names when there not under TNA's contract.

Yeah, he said sting wasn't coming back neither.
2-21-11

JohnnyPhantom
02-06-2011, 02:59 PM
Obviously anyone can read this, but because it has to do with this topic ill repost it.

Kurt Angle posted the following on Twitter regarding this week's TNA iMPACT!:

"The "Jarrett" segments on TNA Impact were appalling. It made me look like a dead beat Dad, which I am not (I can assure you). And it made Karen and Jeff look like the perfect American Family. MY kids were calling Jeff "Daddy Jeff".

"NOBODY will ever replace me as the Father of my kids. You want me to look like the bad person? Don't forget who wanted the divorce! I didn't walk away from my family, Karen did. So keep your little "act" going on TV. It's amusing to me, but don't think for a million years that my fans are buying this crap."


If this is how Angle feels in TNA now, do you really think he's going to want to stick around in Jarretts company!? I cant really see this being a work since its his life and from those Tweets you can clearly tell that he's pissed. Now time will tell if this leads to any more resentment in the company since Jarrett isnt going anywhere and Angle is still a top talent.

thejman93
02-06-2011, 03:13 PM
Obviously anyone can read this, but because it has to do with this topic ill repost it.

Kurt Angle posted the following on Twitter regarding this week's TNA iMPACT!:

"The "Jarrett" segments on TNA Impact were appalling. It made me look like a dead beat Dad, which I am not (I can assure you). And it made Karen and Jeff look like the perfect American Family. MY kids were calling Jeff "Daddy Jeff".

"NOBODY will ever replace me as the Father of my kids. You want me to look like the bad person? Don't forget who wanted the divorce! I didn't walk away from my family, Karen did. So keep your little "act" going on TV. It's amusing to me, but don't think for a million years that my fans are buying this crap."


If this is how Angle feels in TNA now, do you really think he's going to want to stick around in Jarretts company!? I cant really see this being a work since its his life and from those Tweets you can clearly tell that he's pissed. Now time will tell if this leads to any more resentment in the company since Jarrett isnt going anywhere and Angle is still a top talent.

I have a feeling this is a work to set up a match on the 3/3 show. BTW: 500 POSTS!!!!

Rich Cranium
02-06-2011, 03:14 PM
Obviously anyone can read this, but because it has to do with this topic ill repost it.

Kurt Angle posted the following on Twitter regarding this week's TNA iMPACT!:

"The "Jarrett" segments on TNA Impact were appalling. It made me look like a dead beat Dad, which I am not (I can assure you). And it made Karen and Jeff look like the perfect American Family. MY kids were calling Jeff "Daddy Jeff".

"NOBODY will ever replace me as the Father of my kids. You want me to look like the bad person? Don't forget who wanted the divorce! I didn't walk away from my family, Karen did. So keep your little "act" going on TV. It's amusing to me, but don't think for a million years that my fans are buying this crap."


If this is how Angle feels in TNA now, do you really think he's going to want to stick around in Jarretts company!? I cant really see this being a work since its his life and from those Tweets you can clearly tell that he's pissed. Now time will tell if this leads to any more resentment in the company since Jarrett isnt going anywhere and Angle is still a top talent.

If it were me, I would leave and not resort myself to such foolishness!

thejman93
02-06-2011, 03:17 PM
If it were me, I would leave and not resort myself to such foolishness!

Oh yeah, If he's genuinely pissed then he should go to WWE.

Robstar
02-06-2011, 04:18 PM
Wow! Just when you thought TNA couln't shoot itself in the foot again, they go ahead and do it! Kurt might just end up back in WWE after this, though I'm sure he could make a LOT of money for FEW appearances in Japan. I am just shocked and appalled that creative wouldn't seek his approval for such a storyline - and it highlights TNA once again as amateur hour.

HeelTurn
02-06-2011, 04:21 PM
Angle should use his pull to get the storyline ended, if it doesnt work, then TNA may just lose their best star.

Rich Cranium
02-06-2011, 04:21 PM
Wow! Just when you thought TNA couln't shoot itself in the foot again, they go ahead and do it! Kurt might just end up back in WWE after this, though I'm sure he could make a LOT of money for FEW appearances in Japan. I am just shocked and appalled that creative wouldn't seek his approval for such a storyline - and it highlights TNA once again as amateur hour.

I willl just say this: I am a father and if I worked for a company that went with this storyline that I did not approve of, I'd quit!

Robstar
02-06-2011, 04:41 PM
I willl just say this: I am a father and if I worked for a company that went with this storyline that I did not approve of, I'd quit!

Same here. As a full time solo father, I know that public perception is everything. People will take very little time to make their minds up based on very little fact, if any at all.
Actually, my situation is not that different from Angle's. Call them exotic dancers or call them strippers at the end of the day, they (mostly, because you have to in this line of work) have a low or thin moral base. If my daughter wasn't so awesome, I would regret my decision to have a child with one!

Lance Storm
02-06-2011, 04:50 PM
If it were me, I would leave and not resort myself to such foolishness!

If you are that enraged over this horrific storyline, then why the hell do you remain there. I assume he signed off on this, so it appears that he is partly to blame for this monster. This is something that should be left off T.V.

Rich Cranium
02-06-2011, 04:53 PM
If you are that enraged over this horrific storyline, then why the hell do you remain there. I assume he signed off on this, so it appears that he is partly to blame for this monster. This is something that should be left off T.V.

Who said I was enraged? I was about to compliment Robstar on being a good man for talking so greatly on his daughter! You need to wake up and realize that we are not all dumb shits (yes, i cursed) and move on!

WWTNA Mark
02-06-2011, 04:54 PM
If you are that enraged over this horrific storyline, then why the hell do you remain there. I assume he signed off on this, so it appears that he is partly to blame for this monster. This is something that should be left off T.V.

Exactly, he did decide participate in the storyline but he didn't know TNA would go so far from having Angle's own son call Jerrett daddy. That just made Angle look like a deadbeat dad which I know is untrue.

The Brown One
02-06-2011, 04:55 PM
If you are that enraged over this horrific storyline, then why the hell do you remain there. I assume he signed off on this, so it appears that he is partly to blame for this monster. This is something that should be left off T.V.

Its not like hes fully got a choice. And if he did, he must have been cool with it, thinking that they wouldn't cross the line(no pun intended), but they didn't tell him that Jarrett and Karen would delve that deep into their personal lives, and bring up Angle's parenting skills.

Wedge_00
02-06-2011, 05:09 PM
All this shows once again is how awful Vince Russo is at writing... Kurt probably had the story kinda explained but with such a grey area and personal matters involved this needed to be handled delicately but once again TNA demonstrates no real ability to handle the matter... Similar to the Jeff Hardy moments.. I bet they explained the feud in two very different ways to Jarrett and Angle, I'm kinda glad that the WWE isn't doing many more of those pretty stupid family angles anymore...

Personally, if i was Kurt Angle I would definitely get this story ended quickly or pull myself from the company but it seems like they are trying to put it over though. WWE would probably have him back and pay him quite a bit better, he could retire slightly better off then TNA.

Rich Cranium
02-06-2011, 05:35 PM
All this shows once again is how awful Vince Russo is at writing... Kurt probably had the story kinda explained but with such a grey area and personal matters involved this needed to be handled delicately but once again TNA demonstrates no real ability to handle the matter... Similar to the Jeff Hardy moments.. I bet they explained the feud in two very different ways to Jarrett and Angle, I'm kinda glad that the WWE isn't doing many more of those pretty stupid family angles anymore...

Personally, if i was Kurt Angle I would definitely get this story ended quickly or pull myself from the company but it seems like they are trying to put it over though. WWE would probably have him back and pay him quite a bit better, he could retire slightly better off then TNA.

How will they explain Matt Hardy's grape obsession in a grey area? The Fruit of the Loom guys took advantage of him?

Robstar
02-06-2011, 05:40 PM
Karen *coughskankcough* Jarrett is a bit cheap and nasty in my opinion. If I was Jeff, I'd keep a very close eye on her

Bodom
02-06-2011, 05:46 PM
How will they explain Matt Hardy's grape obsession in a grey area? The Fruit of the Loom guys took advantage of him?

This explains everything.

Matt Hardy was raped by a giant grape.

Rich Cranium
02-06-2011, 06:01 PM
This explains everything.

Matt Hardy was raped by a giant grape.

You are hard to predict. Serious or joking is the question!

PandaMassacre
02-07-2011, 07:00 AM
[If its real]:That is disrespectful. I could imagine how Kurt Angle must feel like seeing the kids that he raised from babies calling some guy that was never there for any of that their dad. I am also against showing lil' kids faces on national television. An Kurt is probably mad about that as well. He probably wanted the best for his family but before Karen left him (I think) he started openly talking about how dependant he was on prescription pills just so that he could get out of bed in the morning. Which that is highly understandable but then again they are very addictive drugs an sometimes (depending on the brand) can impair your judgements on some occassions.


[If its fake]:
But then again!


TNA is known for working us over. Perhaps Kurt Angle is adding more flare to the storyline so that when Karen returns they will have another triangle storyline that would see Kurt Angle coming back in a more active role. An with Jeff Jarret having Immortal on his side he (Kurt Angle) would join Fortune as the new leader. --> (I am just making a goofy prediction) <--

Trips88
02-08-2011, 08:58 PM
Your assuming in 5 years that WWE is still the top draw in wrestling, TNA could take it over I think very easily with some proper advertising and more of a commitment to Fortune and other TNA Originals with the likes of Anderson, Hardy, Pope on the same show.

If thats the case and TNA becomes the top dog, wouldn't wrestlers want to hang their careers with them? Maybe Angles making an invested decision by choosing TNA.

TNA's going on the road more in the future, it could happen.

NO! Just No. Stop. Your making yourself look like an idiot. You could have just said it could happen, but NO you had to say very easily. That's like me saying I'm gonna run out on the highway and run right at a big rig and I will stop very easily.

Trips88
02-08-2011, 09:02 PM
Kurt Angle is one of the best of all time, both in Pro and Am wrestling. The man should do exactly what I've been saying since the day he left, go back to the big boys and leave the Trashy Non Athletic wrestling to Jeff Jarrett who, in my God's honest opinion, isn't to spit shine boots. That is all.

Trips88
02-08-2011, 09:04 PM
this explains everything.

Matt hardy was raped by a giant grape.

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

A1ex197
02-09-2011, 09:41 AM
I think for the sake of TNA, Angle should be considered a resign at any cost. However, for Angle, he should go to the WWE wherehe will recieve a MASSIVE pay day for a final run. And thatmeans we will see him against Punk & Danielson :D