Angle Fighting Couture, Lashley To TNA, Major TNA Changes

Ryan Clark

In an audio interview with the Between the Ropes radio show, Kurt Angle had a lot to say about Bobby Lashley’s future, major changes coming to TNA starting next month and fighting Randy Couture in an MMA style match this summer. Here are the highlights:

— When asked about the possibility of Bobby Lashley coming to TNA, Kurt said, â<80><9c>Iâ<80><99>m not going to say anything, but be ready for anything. Be ready for a big surprise… Whatever he does, itâ<80><99>s going to make big press. Letâ<80><99>s just that Iâ<80><99>m really excited about the direction that Bobby Lashley is going.â<80>

— He and Samoa Joe will have a mixed martial arts match at the Lockdown pay-per-view. â<80><9c>Weâ<80><99>re going to have an MMA style match at the pay-per-view and this is the beginning of what TNA is going to start doing.â<80>

— He added, â<80><9c>Joe and I are actually putting a hell of a a match together that is going to be very much MMA oriented. Itâ<80><99>s going to be inside a cage. I donâ<80><99>t even think weâ<80><99>re wearing shoes. Weâ<80><99>re going to tape our ankles. Weâ<80><99>re going to be putting on the gloves.â<80> He said he and Joe are trying to show up the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match.

— Angle said he and Randy Couture have agreed to fight in a legit MMA-style match this summer. He didn’t specify which promotion they’ll work for or what type of match they’re going to have.

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