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What do you think is the chance you will play with Daniel Bryan? I don’t think the question is “if” I wrestle Daniel Bryan. When you have 2 Wrestlers who are desperate to wrestle each other, it will inevitably happen. My guess is in the next 18 months. The question is, where?

I’d love to know how you came up with your famous phrase “Oh it’s true, it’s damn true!”  It’s true came up because I would degrade whatever town I was in, specifically their sports teams, and usually the teams that were doing bad. The fans would boo me but I was telling the truth. So after they booed me I’d say “It’s true. It’s damn true”.

What does it feel like to be such an icon and inspiration for so many people? I don’t think much about being an inspiration or icon, I’m just being me. If I inspire, I’m happy I’m able to do that. As far as being an icon, that’s not my place to comment. That’s your place to decide my friend.

What do you think about the future of wrestling? Young wrestlers? What advice would you give them for a better future? Pro Wrestling is in a delicate state right now. I believe the future of wrestling relies solely on the wrestlers. It’s their call. Entertaining isn’t just about talent, it’s about staying healthy and being positive in society. They’ve done a good job of the latter, but the healthy part is so important. You can’t create a star if he’s injured all of the time. John Cena is where he is because he’s been relatively healthy his entire career. Imagine where a Kurt Angle would be today if I were able to stay healthy on a full time schedule (or Daniel Bryan!). What I’m saying is, the wrestlers need to rethink the chances they are taking, minimize their risks and “take a chance” every once in a while. Have you ever seen Bruno or Jake the Snake jump off the top rope? They didn’t have to. Shall I say any more???

Hi Kurt, I’m an aspiring wrestler (still in training) and a big fan of your style of wrestling. I’ve been practicing a lot of submissions and different types of technical holds but I was wondering, what would your advice for me? Incorporate the holds and moves as much as possible. Did you ever watch Angle vs Benoit RR 2003? It is perhaps the greatest technical world title submission match ever. Get your reputation from that instead of high flying. You’ll have a much longer career.

As a parent, what advice would you give teachers for the start of the new school year? What are your expectations for teachers? Teachers are so important to our children, our society and the future of this country. Teachers are the direct reason our country will remain one of the most highly educated countries in the world. I applaud you for that. Advice from me? I worry about bullying in schools and online and the emotional toll that it is taking on these kids. It makes me sad to read stories about victims that have hurt themselves because they felt they had nowhere to turn. Please, keep an eye out for these kids. Show them how special they are and reinforce how valuable they will be. And lastly, make it clear that bullies will not be tolerated. Anywhere!!!!

Do you ever get sick of people asking if you’re going back to WWE? Do you think they should’ve ended Takers streak? No I don’t get sick of it, but I do hear it quite a bit…lol. I don’t blame them for asking. As a loyal WWE fan, they want to know why I left and that’s ok. I needed to leave for health reasons. Am I going back? I’ve had a stellar career in both WWE and TNA. Whether I make a deal to wrestle there again or not, I’ve had fun and that’s all that matters. Lastly, NOBODY should have ended Taker’s streak. But that’s my opinion.

Did you ever have any bad blood with any wrestlers? Any wrestlers you hated working with ? I’ve never had bad blood with anyone. I’ve had a couple scuffles with wrestlers but nothing big. I regret getting into a scuffle with Eddie Guerrerro. We both were frustrated and took it out on each other, but we’re all human. I’m older and wiser now.

Hey Champ. I watched Foxcatcher the other day and Channing Tatum looked just like you. If they make a movie about your life who would you want to play you? I may do a documentary on my life. A movie could follow. I’ve never thought much about who would play me. If it were my choice, it would be my son Kody. He’s my boy and I know he loves wrestling. That would make me happy.

Are you looking forward to your visit to England and are you making a holiday of it and bringing your family too? I’m ecstatic about coming to England! There are a lot of things I want to say to the fans. My wife will be coming as well, but I don’t think it will be much of a family holiday. I believe that I have appearances every day, but I will enjoy it.

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