As a WWE Hall of Famer and one of the top performers of his generation, Kurt Angle has plenty to offer the talent coming up today. Following his retirement bout at WrestleMania 35, Angle took a producer role in WWE to help guide talent when they are on camera.
Speaking to Chicago Tribune, Angle discussed his role and how he wants to help preserve the careers of the talent today.
“I help structure matches that the talents have. It’s just giving my feedback and evaluating what the wrestlers do,” Angle said. “The most important thing is once you learn the basics, limit your bumping. We only have so many bumps in our career. If you do it excessively at the beginning of your career, you’re going to cut your career short. If you save your body, it will help you enormously.”
Angle began his WWE career at Survivor Series 1999 and quickly became one of the top stars in the promotion, winning the 2000 King of the Ring and the WWE World Title at No Mercy 2000. He remained at or near the top of the card until departing in 2006.
"For a good five years I was the best there was. I was their workhorse," he said. "It was really cool to be able to transition and be as good in sports entertainment as I was in Olympic wrestling. I had a lot of people from amateur wrestling (were) telling me not to do it because it was degrading. After WWE came out of the closet in the late 1990s and said, ‘This is entertainment. We’re not wrestling. We’re our own entity,’ I thought it was a good opportunity to step in and show others you can cross over into something else and it’s not going to affect your previous accomplishments. It’s only going to make them better."
Earlier this year, Kurt revealed the one WWE storyline he didn't like doing. You can read which storyline he chose by clicking here.