Shane McMahon On If He'd Wrestle Another Match, Kurt Angle/WWE Return
As noted, Shane McMahon appeared as a guest on the Cheap Heat Podcast to promote this coming Sunday’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view in Brooklyn, New York.
Among other topics, including the highlights we posted earlier this week where Shane told some stories about being friends with the legendary WWE Hall Of Famer Andre The Giant as a young child, the current SmackDown Live Commissioner discussed whether or not fans can expect to see him in the ring again at any point in the future.
“If it’s the right scenario, I’m pretty much healed up from WrestleMania, but I’ll tell you what. At 46 [years old], it takes a whole lot longer to heal and get ready. But again, if everyone, if they want it, and if it’s warranted, then absolutely. I can dust off my stuff again and go after it. It’s a thrill.”
In addition to the talk about his potential in-ring return in the future, the discussion also touched on some of his more memorable matches in the past, including his infamously brutal King Of The Ring 2001 “Street Fight” match against former WWE Superstar Kurt Angle.
“I was very proud of the match, first and foremost. [I] got in there with an amazing talent, which was Kurt and we went after it. One of the things that I always try to do is, I always try to go out and give my absolute best and I approach everything that this is my last match and I always did it that way. So, again, growing up in the [professional wrestling] business and seeing so many of the greats and truly witnessing amazing matches, I always hoped in my mind that I’d have an opportunity to even scratch the surface and even attempt to have one of those matches. So that’s how I approached every single thing, every match that I’ve ever done. Some click more than others, but Stan Hansen said at the [WWE] Hall Of Fame you need great opponents. And right story, Kurt and I clicked, and we went after it. And, again, I am very proud of the match.”
He also touched on whether or not he would like to see the Olympic gold medalist finish his career in WWE, where he actually mentioned that he would like to compete in a match with Kurt Angle again in the style of their KOTR 2001 match.
“I don’t know enough about Kurt over the last several years. I don’t know where his health is or any of those issues. But again, if you rewind the clock and go back to the time we had with Kurt Angle and I at The King Of The Ring. Personally, I’d love to do that again. I’d give that a shot. But again, sometimes the business, as we get older, unfortunately, in the business, the brain will say ‘go’ and the body will say ‘no’. And at some point, there’s a time you just have to pick a different path.”
You can listen to the complete Shane McMahon interview from the Cheap Heat Podcast by visiting ESPN.com.