Kurt Angle Speaks on Acting Full-Time, Bound for Glory News

Nick Paglino

Kurt Angle recently did an interview with Films In Review. Below are some highlights:

"I knew I had to make a choice. I knew being in the WWE, the money was there, the movies were there with WWE Films, but I wanted to go outside the circle, the realm of WWE, and spring out on my own. When you are with WWE, you are under the WWE umbrella. John Cena is a big star right now, HHH is a big star, those guys are doing incredibly well and I am very happy for them. But, you are still under that WWE umbrella. I don’t blame Vince for doing that. I think that he is going to make a whole new avenue of stars with WWE Films. But I wanted to go beyond WWE Films. I am not saying that I am doing films that are better than their films, I think that Vince is doing a great job with some of the films he has done already. They have done real well on DVD and fairly well in the movie theaters so my hat is off to him but I just didn’t want to be under that umbrella."

"The movie I am working on right now is called WARRIOR. My character’s name is Koba. I play an unknown but respected fighter from Russia. I have been taking Russian accent classes and learning how to speak Russian and I have been training my ass off at the Pittsburgh Fight Club. I am so happy they are doing the film in Pittsburgh; it has made it a lot easier on me."

"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. Lots of people love wrestlers and wrestling, but they don’t realize that there are a lot of wrestlers that can crossover and make that transition. They don’t take them seriously as actors. When you look at the WWE and TNA you can pick out a handful of guys that are actually that good. I think Hollywood is starting to look at that, and with Vince McMahon’s WWE Films…that has opened up avenues for wrestlers to do movies and TV. I think Dwayne Johnson definitely has helped. Obviously guys like Hulk Hogan and Macho Man had key roles in big movies, but as far as a full time actor, Dwayne has been the one and only. I’d like to be the second one to have the success that he has. How many guys can say that they have had a movie come out the first week and been number one more than once? I think he has done it two or three times. Hopefully, God willing, I can do the same in the future."

TNA has issued the following press release:


On Sunday, October 18th, TNA Wrestling will bring its biggest Pay-Per-View event of the year, TNA Bound for Glory, to the Bren Events Center at the University of California-Irvine campus and TNA wants to give you VIP access! Join all the stars of TNA Wrestling for a weekend of total nonstop action, which also includes the TNA Fan InterAction event on Saturday, October 17th and other special events.

These exclusive travel packages start at just $589 per person and include the following:

1 ticket to TNA Bound for Glory on Sunday, October 18th
Platinum Package includes a GUARANTEED front row seat ($150 value).
Gold Package includes a floor seat ($125 value).
3-night stay at the OFFICIAL TNA HOTEL ($800 value)
1 VIP ticket to TNA Fan InterAction event on Saturday, October 17th AND every TNA Superstar 8×10 ($100 value).
1 official TNA Bound for Glory event t-shirt ($25 value).
Friday night welcome reception with TNA Superstars in attendance ($30 value).
Available Packages:

Platinum Package (Includes a guaranteed front row seat to event and only 30 packages are offered).
Platinum Single: $799
Platinum Double: $719 per person
Platinum Triple: $679 per person
Platinum Quad: $629 per person

Gold Package (Includes a guaranteed floor seat to event and only 50 packages are offered).
Gold Single: $769
Gold Double: $679 per person
Gold Triple: $639 per person
Gold Quad: $589 per person
Important Notes:
– Each of the prices listed above are per person, depending on the amount of people in each room. Entire package must be booked on a single credit card.
– Package buyers are responsible for their own transportation to and from Irvine and all events.
– Each hotel room will require a credit card for incidentals.
– Hotel accommodations will be for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
– TNA Bound for Glory takes place at the Bren Events Center on the Campus of UC-Irvine.
– TNA Fan InterAction will take place at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport.

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