On April 15th, WWE fired Kurt Angle alongside hundreds of other employees in order to combat the financial damage brought forth due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On The Wrestling Inc Daily podcast, Angle discussed his possibility of signing with AEW.
A deal seems unlikely at present, but the WWE Hall Of Famer could likely ink a deal with The Khans in the future.
“Right now, I would say it’s off the table. I’m OK where I am. The thing is, when I came back to WWE, I wasn’t expecting what I got, and I was very grateful. I got the Hall of Fame. I wanted the Hall of Fame, but I didn’t want it first. I wanted it last, and I wanted to wrestle first. I took a year off from TNA. I was wrestling Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, Alberto Del Rio, Joe Coffey from the UK, Zack Saber Jr. [and] a lot of great athletes, and I was ready.
It was at this time that Angle revealed things didn’t play out according to his expectations after he returned to WWE.
The former World Champion wanted to compete in the ring but WWE put him in a managerial role and by the time he resumed wrestling, he was already considered to be a liability and hence inducted into the Hall of Fame at the earliest.
“When I was inducted into the Hall of Fame, that night, Vince McMahon told me I was going to be the general manager, and I was like, ‘aw man, I wanted to wrestle. Now they’re going to have me inactive, and I was inactive. I only probably wrestled three matches in the next year and a half. So being inactive and not bumping in the ring and not really training, my body got arthritic, and by the time I was wrestling for Vince, for WWE, I looked like an old man.”
Angle is currently focused on his “Physically Fit Nutrition” business.
The Olympic Gold Medalist considers his untimely firing as a blessing and hopes to turn his nutrition company into a mainstream brand.