Kurt Angle is open to the idea of participating in cinematic matches as a means to continue wrestling, but he wouldn't compete in them yearly.
The subject of the latest Kurt Angle Show podcast is The Undertaker. After 30 years in WWE, Undertaker wrapped up his career with a cinematic Boneyard Match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. The match took place during the beginning of the global COVID pandemic.
Throughout the early days of the pandemic, cinematic battles became a staple in promotions, allowing for unique presentations during an uncertain time in society.
Kurt Angle praised the Boneyard Match and revealed that he would be open to competing in cinematic matches but wouldn't want to do them yearly.
"What I loved about it is it was pre-recorded. I think that those guys -- the sky was the limit with what they could do because every spot could have been filmed at different times. I think that was brilliant because, at the time, Undertaker was coming back, and he's getting older... I think they did the right thing," said Angle.
Asked if he would be open to competing in these kinds of matches, Kurt responded, "I could do that. I'd be game for that. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to do it every year, but if I'm going to do a match, I would want to pre-record it, and I would want each spot to come whenever I was ready to do it.
"There's nothing wrong with doing matches like that, especially if you're going to put them on TV," Angle continued. " I mean, having a match, where you just do it all in the ring, and you do it live in front of people. That's one thing that's really impressive. That's the most impressive match you can have, but having a match where you have spot after spot, taped at different times you put it all together. It's still a wrestling match. Now don't get me wrong, you're cheating a little bit, but it's still going to come across incredibly well. That Undertaker/AJ match was awesome."
In the past, Kurt Angle has said that regardless of his physical condition, he would consider wrestling in Saudi Arabia for a massive payoff. Read his comments here.
Undertaker recently revealed that he is still staying active in a ring for training and that he is still coming to grips with retirement. Learn more here.
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