Kurt Angle says he is looking forward to working with new Raw and SmackDown Live executive directors Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff.
Angle retired after WrestleMania 35 earlier this year and has since taken up a post backstage with WWE, something which means he should be working with the aforementioned duo on a regular basis moving forward.
The Hall of Famer spoke to fans in a Q&A on his Facebook page recently and was asked if he was looking forward to working with Heyman and Bischoff.
“Yes," he replied. "They’re both very talented. It will help the company quite a bit.”
Angle was also quizzed on his relationship with WWE legend Steve Austin and would reveal that the Texas Rattlesnake is actually one of the few erstwhile stars he still keeps in touch with.
“Yes we do," he said after he was asked if they still keep in touch. "I love Austin like a brother. We had incredible chemistry. He’s one of the few I keep in touch with. He helped me so much in my early years.”
Angle is one of the most accomplished wrestling veterans around. He won Olympic Gold in 1996 before going on to become a six-time World Champion (WCW, WWF, WWE). There are plenty more accolades to boast so the 50-year-old should have no more than a few regrets.
“I pretty much did what I set out to do and I’m very content with my career," he says. "I wish I would have spent a few more years in WWE back in 2006 when I left, but it’s in the past now. I’m ok with my career.”
Asked if there was any match he ever felt like he wouldn't be able to finish while he was an in-ring competitor, he replied: “I got a concussion in 2000 at Summerslam during my triple threat match against Rock and HHH. It amazes me that I finished the match. I don’t remember anything though.”