TNA Champion Kurt Angle says he's making the jump from pro wrestling to the movies, says he hopes to have as much success as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Posted in: TNA News
By By Jason Powell
Jul 10, 2009 - 11:14 AM

TNA Champion Kurt Angle told that he hopes to make a transition from pro wrestling to movies. "I’m kind of caught in the middle right now but I am making the jump into movies," Angle said. "I’m in four films this year. They are rather action-packed. One I play a government assassin, one I play a convict who escapes from jail, one I play an MMA undefeated Russian fighter. I am playing all different types of roles.

"When you get into professional wrestling and you see how brutal it is and you are on the road for 250-300 days per year, it starts to wear on you a bit. I got to the point where I knew I could not do it anymore. I am 40 years old, and as much as I want to stay with TNA as long as I can, I know I can’t go full time forever. I want to provide for my kids and give them everything they want and give them all the things that I never had and save enough for them to get through college.

"Hopefully, I will have the same success that Dwayne Johnson has had these past few years. I can picture myself doing that. He made the transition very smoothly. I respect him for that. Although he is a couple of years younger than me, he’s been my hero as far as making that jump from professional wrestling to acting. He has been very inspiring to me." To read the full interview, visit [Thanks to Dot Net reader Marqui Garmon]

Powell's POV: It's good to see that Angle realizes his pro wrestling career is winding down. He's only 40, which is relatively young by today's standards, but he's put a lot of wear and tear on his body over the years. It's a good interview with Angle talking openly about whether he was happy with the movie End Game and revealing which MMA star inspired one of his latest roles.

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