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Kurt Angle WWE: Why did he sign for TNA in 2006?

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WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently discussed why he chose to sign with TNA back in 2006 after being released from WWE. Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show podcast, the Olympic gold medalist would give his reasons for signing to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling back in the middle of the 2000s.

Why Kurt Angle signed for TNA

‘The reason I signed with TNA, and there’s nothing wrong with this, but when you’re in WWE, it’s a huge company. It’s bigger than you. There’s nothing you can do. You can have the greatest career of all time, you’re not going to make a bigger impression on the company than the company itself.

“TNA, it’s a smaller company and you’re the big name in the company. You’re carrying the company on your back, you’re building that company, and you’re making it into a WWE. You have a purpose that way.

“When you’re in WWE, you’re never bigger than the product. When you’re in TNA, you are bigger than the product and it’s carrying that product to another level. There’s a bigger purpose in it.’

credit to 411 Wrestling for the transcription

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