During the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast, Kurt Angle talked about his knee surgery and Ric Flair's return to the ring. In addition, the Hall Of Famer also talked about his relationship with Vince McMahon. Angle explained about his knee surgery: "I had no choice.
I wasn't going to ruin these knees. I'm just trying to have a better quality of my life. I'm not trying to get back into the ring, I just want to feel better about my body." On his return to WWE: "When I got back to WWE I didn't have a big welcome back.
They were like: We'll show you what you did when you left us. I didn't have any hard feelings, but Vince didn't have any plans for me. I did more jobs than wins. I had four neck breaks in WWE in the early 2000s. I also had a painkiller problem that I came out of luckily but I think he thought I was a bit of a burden at the time."
Kurt Angle: "Always had a great relationship with Vince McMahon"
On Ric Flair's comeback to fight: "I think it's fantastic. I think if he does, it would be great even if I don't know who he's going to fight against.
I've been told that maybe he's going to take on Ricky Morton or even Jay Lethal, but I think Ric needs to face a younger wrestler than him, someone who can bring him a little to give it his all. If he challenges an older wrestler, he will look like two old men are wrestling.
I think instead he needs a younger talent if he wants to have a great match." On his relationship with Vince McMahon: "I have a great relationship with Vince. I've been there ever since I started. It got a little hard after I left.
I was quite bitter about what had happened with the painkillers. A lot was happening at that particular time and time in history. I broke off contact with Vince when I went to TNA. But when WWE called me back from my retirement, we picked up where we started.
Basically, we got closer together again. We had been fine. He has always been a father figure to me and he still was when I returned to WWE."