For long-time WWE fans who were watching Sunday’s Tables-Ladders-Chairs pay-per-view, Kurt Angle’s return to in-ring competition with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose was an emotional ride. Although the company ignored his contributions and amazing matches in That Company That Shall Not Be Named Whatever Its Name Is This Week, the experience was something special and endearing, from how goofy he looked in the Shield SWAT gear to his ability to german-suplex all five members of the opposing team and deliver a series of Angle Slams. Some of us even shed a little tear after he secured the pin-fall victory for his team…
The above video provides a touching look showing Angle recounting how much getting back into a WWE ring meant to him and being able to perform in front of the WWE audience and his family:
I always knew I was going to come back. I wanted to come back to [WWE] for the past four years. I think I had to prove a lot of things to Vince McMahon about my life. Do I have it together? Am I staying clean? Am I healthy enough? So yes, this is redemption for me.
The one thing I do think about are my kids, especially the three youngest ones. They’ve never seen Daddy perform. I have a six-year-old, a four-year-old, and a one-year-old. For the first time they’re going to see their dad not be the General Manager, or not, y’know, just sit there at home and play with them and take them to school. They’re gonna see Daddy in a different light, and for me…for me that’s special.
What? No, I’m not crying; YOU’RE CRYING! SHUT UP!!!!!